Motoron M3S256 Triple Motor Controller Shield for Arduino (Connectors Soldered)

Pololu item #: 5030
Brand: Pololu supply outlook
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The Motoron M3S256 Triple Motor Controller Shield for Arduino makes it easy to control DC motors from an Arduino or Arduino-compatible board through an I²C interface. Each module can independently control up to three motors, and multiple shields can be stacked on top of the same Arduino for projects that need to control even more motors. The M3S256 supports motor supply voltages from 4.5 V to 48 V and can deliver continuous output currents up to 2 A per motor. This version ships with soldered stackable headers and terminal blocks.

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Size: 1.3″ × 2.02″
Weight: 13 g

General specifications

Channels: 3
Model: Motoron M3S256
Control interface: I²C
Minimum operating voltage: 4.5 V
Maximum operating voltage: 48 V1
Continuous output current per channel: 2.0 A
Peak output current per channel: 6.4 A
Minimum logic voltage: 3.0 V
Maximum logic voltage: 5.5 V
Reverse voltage protection?: Y2
Connectors soldered?: Y

Identifying markings

PCB dev codes: mc3s42a
Other PCB markings: 0J13556


Absolute maximum; higher voltages can permanently destroy the motor drivers. Recommended maximum nominal battery voltage is approximately 36 V, which leaves a safety margin for ripple voltage on the supply line.
Note: Reverse voltage protection only works up to 40 V.

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