Power to adafruit motor shield clone/MH electronics

Can I use a 12v 1.5 ah battery for adafruit motor shield clone ?
MH electronics is written on the board.

AdiGamerx:
Can I use a 12v 1.5 ah battery for adafruit motor shield clone ?
MH electronics is written on the board.

Depends.
It seems like a clone of the now retired v1 shield from Adafruit.
Lots of info on the Adafruit site, including the shield's datasheet.

If you connect 12volt to the shield's power screw terminal, and you leave the jumper on,
then that 12volt is also connected to the V-in pin of the Arduino (page 39 of the .pdf).
12volt should be ok if you're using an Uno/Mega, unless you draw a lot of power from the 5volt pin of the Uno.
That means you can't use a servo with the jumper on, becasue the shield takes servo power from Arduino's 5volt regulator.
Post your full project if you want detailed answers.
Leo..