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  • Maxi – Running 2 DC-motors, both ways.

     mr-controllino updated 2 years, 1 month ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • maasoey

    Member
    May 11, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    Hi.

    I’ve recently started testing a Controllino Maxi, but the DC-motors will only turn one direction.

    I’m not that skilled with Arduino, yet. :-)

    How do I use the integrated H-bridge properly?

    And how do I use the analog inputs as digital inputs?

    The setup I want is:

    analog/digital in 1. Run DCmotor1 – Clockwise.

    analog/digital in 2. Run DCmotor1 – Counter clockwise.

    analog/digital in 3. Run DCmotor2 – Clockwise.

    analog/digital in 4. Run DCmotor2 – Counter clockwise.

    Best regards

    [img]https://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e93/maasoey/Maximotorpinout1_zpswm9mtpyz.png[/img]

    -With this setup, the motors only run one direction.

    [img]https://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e93/maasoey/Maximotorpinout2_zpsle1j3rap.png[/img]

    Which alternative is correct?

  • mr-controllino

    Administrator
    May 14, 2019 at 6:06 am

    Hello maasoey,

    Sorry … but the MAXI only has high side switches!

    A high side switch is an electronical switch that switches the supply voltage to the output or not.

    A high side switch will not pull the output to ground if “0”.

    Only the CONTROLLINO MEGA has 12 half bridge outputs. A half bridge output will pull the output to GND if “0”. With the CONTROLLINO MEGA it would work!

    regards

    Marco

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