Control the speed of a Brushed 12v DC Motor with a peak amperage of 5 amps using the Arduino Uno. Solidworks modeling revealed I need a peak amperage of 5 Amps to the motor.
Existing parts list:
I’m not well versed in the aspects of a “motor controller” but was given this RioRand PWM Controller and am curious if it would even work in my application. I’ve tested that the motor works using the potentiometer on the RioRand and can assume that the motor spins up to max RPM (I don’t have a way to measure RPM feedback from the spinning shaft except by measuring voltage provided to the motor pins).
- Is the RioRand the right part for the job? It appears to have 2 Mosfet chips on it being heatsinked and a gambit of capacitor protection.
- What would be the recommended solution to my goal? Wiring diagrams are appreciated.
This is my 2nd post on the forums and found the first to be very helpful. Simply finding my other post will reveal the bigger picture to the problem at hand.