motor controller

Hi first post so be gentle. i am working on a project in Brazil and i had a friend send me an arduino uno rev3 and a12v linear actuator with potentiometer feedback. i want to use a 10k pot to control the position of the actuator. can this board be used for this or am i barking up the wrong tree?

12vdc actuator max current 5amps

Thanks in advance for any guidance.

Pololu has a wide selection of btushed DC motor drivers.

Is the max current the stall current of the motor? You need to choose a motor driver that will handle the stall current.

hi, yes 5 amps is the stall current. in the past i have used motor controllers from pololu robotics. it appears to me i still need a motor controller. my end goal is a closed loop throttle control.