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[DPRG] motor driver overheating

Subject: [DPRG] motor driver overheating
From: Matt Middleton ussf at pentagon.navy.org
Date: Sat Oct 14 21:16:35 CDT 2000

I have a TI SN754410 motor driver, which is essentially the same thing as
the l293d.  I am running two small mabuchi model motors on a 4.8 V NiCd
Battery.  After 30s - 1 minute, the motors begin to lose power, and I
believe that it is the controller switching into thermal shutdown mode.
Other than getting a heatsink, I don't really know what to do to prevent
this from happening, so any suggestions that someone might have is welcome,
I would sure appreciate them.

Thanks,

Matt Middleton




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