I was planning to buy a motor driver for my project purpose, but I don't understand which motor driver will suit my purpose. As there are two motor drivers available online. Can someone explain me the main difference between the two :

L298N : https://www.amazon.in/L298N-Based-Motor-Driver-Module/dp/B01N1H97CL

L298 : https://www.amazon.in/Robodo-L298-Motor-Driver-Module/dp/B00N4KWYDE?tag=googinhydr18418-21

  • Have you looked into the datasheet? – chrisl Nov 7 '19 at 17:24
  • L298 is the name of the chip. The most often used variant is the L298N. The so called Multiwatt L298. I would say, both boards use the same chip. L298N. The other variant are L298HW and L298P (horizontal Multiwatt and SOIC packaging). – Peter Paul Kiefer Nov 7 '19 at 17:30
  • The chip itself can drive up to 4A but the boards may differ. The L298N called board is specified with 2 Ampere. The L298 called board is described with 2A too. – Peter Paul Kiefer Nov 7 '19 at 17:36
  • Those are exactly the same boards just viewed from different angles. – Majenko Nov 8 '19 at 12:31

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