This carrier board for ST’s VNH3SP30 motor driver IC operates from 5.5 to 16 V and can deliver a continuous 9 A (30 A peak). It offers built-in protection against reverse-voltage, over-voltage, under-voltage, over-temperature, and over-current and makes a great general-purpose motor driver.
This module is a compact breakout board for ST’s high-power VNH2SP30 or VNH3SP30 motor driver IC, each of which is a fully integrated H-bridge that can be used for bidirectional speed control of a single brushed DC motor. The board incorporates most of the components of the typical application diagram on page 8 of the VNH2SP30 datasheet, including pull-up and current-limiting resistors and a FET for reverse battery protection. It ships fully populated with its SMD components, including the VNH2SP30 or VNHSP30 motor driver IC, as shown in the product picture. (Note that the current sense circuit might not be populated on the VNH3SP30 version of the board since only the VNH2SP30 supports current sense.)