After a series of bad component choices, I am left with two overpowered motors (http://www.pololu.com/catalog/product/1102/specs
) and 4 L6202 Full Bridge Drivers (http://users.ece.utexas.edu/~valvano/Datasheets/L6203.pdf
) for them which I am having trouble with.
My first issue is that I dont have capacitors for the BOOT1 and BOOT2 pins shown on the datasheet. I hoped I could just tie the pins to ground without too much trouble, please let me now if that thought is stupid.
Secondly, I have a 10k ohm resistor connect SENSE to GND, please let me know if this is correct because I didn't really know what I was doing when I put that together.
Third, with Enable tied to +5 Volts and Source to +12 Volts, the outputs produce +10 Volts no matter the combination of +5 or 0 volts given to IN1 and IN2, with the exception of IN1 High and IN2 Low, with makes OUT2 close to zero but OUT1 remains +10 Volts.
To summarize, my problem is this. I cannot get my L6202 to produce +12 Volts to OUT1 when IN1 is at +5 Volts nor produce +12 Volts to OUT2 when IN2 is at +5 Volts. Therefore, I cannot run my motors correctly. I am a novice, and I don't know too much about electronics, so any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time and help!
Also, I'll try to post a rough schematic of what I have hooked up.