Here we are using a L293D IC with single input and single output means, as we give signal HIGH (Logic ‘1’) or LOW (Logic ‘0’) to pin number 2 (IN1) of IC we will get same signal at the output HIGH and LOW respectively.

CASE 1: Motor single terminal connection with IC

As you can see one terminal of motor connected at ground, so, it will work when it get a HIGH signal to the other end.

But before this we need to make sure some connections like,

  • Connect VSS / VCC 1 (pin 16) and VS / VCC 2 (pin 8) to HIGH (+5V)
  • Enable pin EN1 (pin 1) to +5V.
    (We connected both Enable EN1, EN2 you can connect the one you need, EN1 for IN1, IN2 & EN2 for IN3, IN4 where EN is enableIN is input)
  • Ground Pin 4, 5, 12, 13 (although here only two shown, but in real time there are 4 pins)

L293D & Motor

CASE 2: Motor both terminal connection with IC

Now we connect both terminals of the motor to the output pin of IC, and two input logic state for the IC, so that we can control motor in both direction such as, clockwise and anti-clockwise.

As we give logic 0 at both input and motor does not work due to zero potential difference (difference between voltages), in same manner it will not work if we apply logic 1 for both because here also potential difference is zero.

L293D & Motor

CASE 3: Control High voltage Motor using LOW voltage signal

L293D IC can be used for motor which works on high voltage means more than 5V such as 12V, 24V up to 36V in ideal condition according to L293D IC data sheet.

For this you need to change the voltage applied at VS / VCC2 (pin 8) of IC, see below the effect

L293D & Motor

With this type of connection we can say, maximum we can connect 2 motors using 1 L293D IC to control them in both directions.

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