I'm looking at driving a 12v 5a Linear Actuator using an MD10C Rev 3 (10Amp 5V-30V DC Motor Driver) and from what I can tell I can supply the MD10C DC Motor Driver with power from the Arduino (Controlling MD10C with Arduino | Tutorials of Cytron Technologies).
I dont really want to use a full uno to just power the actuator up and down so am wondering what the smallest/cheapest arduino board that would be able to supply that 12v out to the motor driver?
It looks like the Pro Micro 5v is able to accept 12v.... but I'm not sure if it can then pass this on to the motor controller.
Or am I looking at this wrong, and should I use converters to power the linear actuator and stepdown the voltage and use one of those super tiny arduino boards?
My goal here is to really use one 12v power supply.
Any help would be appreciated as there are so many options for motor drivers its confusing me.