I recently purchased a
Pololu Dual G2 High-Power Motor Driver 18v18 for Raspberry Pi (Partial Kit)
for use in my Senior Project, and in this project we are using the Driver in conjunction with a Raspberry Pi 4 to control a linear actuator to apply a force. We also have an encoder that we would like to use as feedback, the Driver allows us to connect to the SPI gpio pins of the RPi by adding headers, which i have done, I would also like to power the encoder through the Pi, which means i need to do it through the Driver as it takes up all the header pins on the Pi. I saw that there are the VM pin areas on the left side of the board which can be used to power circuits like the encoder, however the counter for the encoder only wants 5V, and I wasn’t able to find what voltage those VM pins are. I really don’t want to fry anything as getting replacement parts in time just won’t happen, is this information anyone has?