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we r interfacing l293d to pins 2 and 3 of arduino uno... using a battery of 12v 1.2A to drive the 2 motors.. motors are connected in parallel. But the L293d is getting heated up very quickly. wat might be the problem?

I thing the l293d maximum power is 0.6A, and the l293ne support 1A. For more you should use l298..

Read a data sheet: http://octopart.com/partsearch/#search/requestData&q=l293 There are 4 channel, why not connect them in parallel?

why not connect them in parallel?

Because it is a bipolar output stage?

Because it is a bipolar output stage?

Well, there is should not be difference, as long as paralleling outputs belong to the same chip. Google brings this up, when I get confused:

PARALLELING OUTPUTS The outputs of an L293 or L293E can also be paral- leled - in this case too channel 1 must be paralleled with channel 4 and channel 2 with channel 3.

http://arduino-info.wikispaces.com/file/view/l298AppNote.pdf I missed , there are 4 half - bridge, so it not gonna works anyway, as max 1.2 A with all channels at full power.