L298n real current

Hello, L298n is said to drive 2A continous. My question is if those 2A is the total for the whole chip, or is it 2A per channel, they are 4 channels, so can it drive 8A if I parallel those 4 channels?,, thx.-

Actually, the L298N can provide only about 1A continuous per channel or about 2A for the whole chip in bidirectional motor driver configuration. This ancient, inefficient chip has been consistently overrated by the manufacturers for about 30 years or so.

You are much better off with a modern, efficient motor driver like those from Pololu.