Hi, I’m confused about how to use the current chopping/limiting setting on my motor driver.
(This is the specific motor driver I’m using g2 24v13 Pololu G2 High-Power Motor Driver 24v13)
The motor driver page says: “The G2 driver has the ability to limit the motor current through current chopping: once the motor drive current reaches a set threshold, the driver goes into brake mode (slow decay) for about 25 µs before applying power to drive the motor again. This makes it more practical to use the driver with a motor that might only draw a few amps while running but can draw many times that amount (tens of amps) when starting.
The current limiting threshold is set to about 30 A by default.”
Since my motors (GR-WM4 24V DC High Torque Low Noise 35rpm Worm Gear Motor - Gimson Robotics | The linear actuator and electric motor specialist) have a 15A stall current while taking 4A normally, should I lower this current limit to the 4A value or the 15A? Do I need to limit the current at all in this way?
What happens if I don’t adjust the threshold and leave it at the default value? Would the motor driver get damaged?