Anyone have used this IC "L298d", i need some help with this IC, should i connect it directly to Arduino and Motors with 12V supply on indicated specific pins???
I'm not positive, but the normal "L298" is typically an L298N.
"so my question is couldn't i connect this IC L298d L298N and motors directly with arduino???
actually i needed to know that should i have to connect those diodes and capacitors and etc etc etc must with L298d,
Yes, you can/could connect the logic pins (inputs and enables - 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12) directly to arduino outs and probably get away with powering the logic section of it with the arduino 5V.I would avoid running the motors (the L298N's "Vs") from the arduino's on-board 5V.Is that how you mean?
Do you think they add them just for fun or because they have them laying about and need to use them up?No they are all there for a reason, miss them out and you will experience the problems that they fix.
but now tell me should i connect 12V to its (IC) supply voltage and 5V of Arduino or other 5V source to its (IC) Logic Supply voltage???
thats why i'm asking that for its basic funtion
the manufacturer must have taken in account all of the care about that
The L298 calls the motor supply Vs, and it calls its +5V logic supply Vss (here, it is NOT another term for "Ground".)
It is like saying I don't need petrol (U.S. read Gas) for my car because the manufacturers would have supplied it if it were necessary.