I cannot seem to get the basic test for the Dual TB9051FTG Motor Driver Shield to work
I am using the shield with one motor connected to M1. Can anyone verify that using one motor is an accepted use case?
It seems when I run the example program, I get up to 190-210 milliamps on M1 before it sees M1_FAULT then goes into an eternal while loop. Meanwhile, I hear the motor humming but no actual rotation. Oddly, after I hit this condition, if I unplug the M1 power leads then plug them back in to, the motor starts rotating.
I performed the soldering for the Dual TB9051FTG Motor Driver Shield. I used a continuity test on a multimeter, where I touched the inner pins for the IO rails+the mail connector to the Arduino, which had been soldered to the outer pins, then the non-large holes for the power pins and the blue power heads which had been soldered to the large holes. I thus verified electrical connection/quality of the soldering. I would think this method is appropriate. Can someone verify?
My last concern is power supply. I am using 4 Duracell AA batteries connected in series, which total 6 volts and a capacity of 1170 mAH. Not sure how much current it would be able to drive at a given instance, or if that would be enough. I know if I hook this power source directly to the motor, the motor does rotate. Is this an acceptable power source to be used with the shield in this power mode?