I will be using the 100:1 Micro Metal Gearmotor HP motors with the SVP-1284. Is flyback protection needed?
The reason I asked is because I saw this in on page 9 in the T B 6 6 1 2 F N G data sheet:
“If your design includes an inductive load such as a motor coil, incorporate a protection circuit into
the design to prevent device malfunction or breakdown caused by the current resulting from the
inrush current at power ON or the negative current resulting from the back electromotive force at
power OFF. IC breakdown may cause injury, smoke or ignition.”
However, I see what look like protection diodes in the diagram at the bottom of page three.