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boxhillcar

Hi All

i just got my Arduino R3 along with a H-Bridge, i followed all the instructions with regards to installation and drivers, all good, hooked up the H-Bridge along with a DC motor as per the start up guide on freetronics. Resulting in nothing at all, there is power going through the H-Bridge, and used the code as per the website, but  i am getting nothing at all.

any suggestions

johnft

Are you using the Freetronics HBRIDGE: motor shield for Arduino? If so, does your motor voltage fall between 8 and 40 V?
http://www.freetronics.com/pages/hbridge-motor-driver-shield-quickstart-guide
http://www.freetronics.com

boxhillcar

Hi

Yes i have, as per the instructions, when i place a voltmeter across the Channel A out put, it reads zero, even though it should be oscillating between positive  and negative as per the programming code, have tried different sized motors to no effect


cheers

johnft

Is your external power between 8 and 40V and are your motors rated between 8 and 40 V?
http://www.freetronics.com

boxhillcar

power supply is 7.5, afraid to use any higher than 10volt as the arduino board is rated for 7-10volt, motors are rated 8-40volt

thanks

boxhillcar

just pumped it upto 12volts, working fine :)

thanks

johnft


just pumped it upto 12volts, working fine :)

thanks


Ah good news. For reference, you can isolate by the motor supply voltage from the Ardiuno by removing the jumper shunt from the Arduino Vin with the "bridge Vin to motor power" jumper on the shield. However any decent board should handle 12V without any issues.
http://www.freetronics.com

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