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L298N Motor driver
A bi-directional (forward and reverse) motor driver.
Can per example be used for:
Windows openers => using a linear actuator
Amazon ‘Linear Actuator’ (window opener)
executing user must be a member of:
group gpio (usermod -a -G gpio USERNAME)
Script argument: forward
Reverse script argument: reverse
Reverse type: condition or time
Reverse after: if the reverse type is ‘time’ you need to specify an active time in seconds
The ‘IN’ pins are used to check in which direction the motor should be turned.
Their voltage is compared to the one applied to the ‘EN’ pin to get the output voltage:
OUTPUT-VOLTAGE = INPUT-VOLTAGE * ( INx-VOLTAGE / ENx-VOLTAGE )
VDD => 12V power supply (or any other voltage you need, as long as it is lower than 47V)
GND => ground
Connections to raspberry
IN1-IN4 => any free default gpio pin
If you want to control the motor speed => connect to any free default gpio pin
Else => connect to 3.3V DC
Should be protected from high air humidity.
Else the driver will corrode over time!
If that is not possible => you would want to seal it by covering it with epoxy resin.