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MotorMaster problems

Hey I would like to run around 1.3A of motor power while only using 1 motor master. I understand that the motor master will only run 1A. Would the easiest way to run more current be using a transistor? If so what transistor should I use, and what resistors go with it?

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The combined Versalino MotorMaster current limit is 2 Amps, and you should be able to safely run 1.3 Amps total would be no problem.

If you don’t need to control direction on the motor you may prefer to use a Relay or Transistor, and the most economical solution would be to use 2 x 1 Amp Transistors in parallel to get the output limit you wanted. For this you would just use a standard value on both bases (500 ohms should be fine) and set up the two in parallel; which means connect the base to the same node, and the emitter and collector to the same nodes as well.

I put together a few videos that should help you with the basics of hooking up a transistor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LA7CX8dQmsQ, and just listed one of my favorite NPN transistors to help you do the job https://www.virtuabotix.com/product/bc517-darlington-npn-1-amp-30-volt-transistor-motor-device-control-to-92-3-package/.

The instructions in those videos should work perfectly on those transistors, and you can just replace the LED with the motor of your choice.

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