Just finished my new project: Wireles PS2 controller contreolled RC car.
So, I was driving around like ~5 minutes then unplugged DC plug from jack, and it was quite hot, but when I touched the 2 capacidors and voltage regulator?, they were very hot! Here, made a Picture:
Setup: made sheild for controlling 2 motors, rear motor and front one for steering. it uses 2 H bridges, one on chip(L293) and one made out of traistors. It uses 9.6V Ni-Cd battery.
Why components getting so hot? Motors drawing too much power? It's not safe to keep using this setup? What should be the best solution to change it?
Now as I'm writing this I think I can power rear motor directly via L293, may that help?