Can we use L293D Motor Driver IC to run 4 DC Motors?

Dear All,

I am making an arduino project where i intend to run 4 DC Motors ( basically fitted in the shape of a car ).
I am able to do so using L293D. But not sure if it would be safe for the IC to run 4 DC motors simultaneously or not as i have read that the IC is used to control 2 DC Motors or 1 Stepper motor.
Sincerely required your expert advice on this.


It depends on the motors.

Give us a link to the motors or the specifications.


You can't independently control 4 motors with a 2-channel driver of course...

The L293D doesn't cope with much current so the answer is you probably no.