I’m sure there are other questions like this one, so I apologize…
Basically I am trying to make a 24VDC motor move in one direction until a limit switch is hit, wait 5 seconds, and then reverse direction and wait 5 seconds (etc…). It’s an automated testing type circuit.
I tried following a tutorial from here for a back and forth type motor movement, but I failed to realize that the chip that this guys uses (the IXDI604) can’t handle the amount of current I need to provide to the circuit. I don’t have the exact specs, but I am measuring around 2.5A while it’s moving and 5A-6A from a cold start.
Basically I am contemplating switching to an Arduino control for this automated motor tester. My question though is what do I use to control the motor from the Arduino in both directions? An h-bridge? What’s an easy way to do this?