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DRV8830 DC Motor Driver Breakout

SKU 3435
£9.59 inc VAT
£7.99 ex VAT
5 in stock.

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An H-bridge DC motor driver with configurable current limit (0.2 or 1A) and up to four different I2C addresses, making it great for DIY robot builds!

This little brushed DC motor driver is speed-controllable, bi-directional, and has a configurable current limit that can be increased to 1A (from 0.2A) by cutting a trace on the underside of the board. You can use up to four at once and control them independently, by changing the I2C address (configurable by cutting one or both of the address traces).

The DRV8830 breakout has an I2C interface and is 3.3V or 5V compatible. It has been designed so that you can solder a piece of right-angle header onto it and then pop it straight onto the bottom left 5 pins on your Raspberry Pi's GPIO header (pins 1, 3, 5, 6, 9).

It's also compatible with the fancy Breakout Garden, where using breakouts is as easy as just popping it into one of the six slots and starting to grow your project, create, and code.

NOTE: The text saying "I2C: 0x60 to 0x68" on the underside of the board is incorrect. The address range is 0x60, 0x61, 0x63, and 0x64.

  • DRV8830 motor driver
  • Speed, direction, and braking control
  • Bright white status LED
  • Configurable current limit (0.2 or 1A)
  • 3.3V or 5V compatible
  • I2C interface (addresses 0x60, 0x61, 0x63, 0x64)
  • Reverse polarity protection
  • Raspberry Pi-compatible pinout (pins 1, 3, 5, 7, 9)
  • Compatible with all models of Raspberry Pi, and Arduino

Kit includes

  • DRV8830 Breakout
  • 1x5 male header
  • 1x5 female right angle header
DRV8830 motor driver datasheet

Python library - allows for easy control of the DRV8830 Breakout. Control the speed, direction, braking, and a bunch of other functions!