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Module for controlling 12v motor

Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by jjsh, Nov 25, 2018.

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  1. jjsh


    Nov 25, 2018
    Hi, this is my first post here, real newbie question. I used to play around with electronics in the late 80's but haven't touched anything since then. I don't even own a soldering iron anymore.

    I'm planning a project for my home brewing where I will need to turn on a 12v DC (or possibly 24v) motor for a set amount of time at set intervals, e.g. on for 3 mins every 4 hours. The accuracy doesn't need to be that high.

    I've noticed that your can get quite a few pre-built modules these days, in fact I used a pwm one recently to control a motor on a stir plate, but can't really find what I'm looking for - it may be that I'm not using the correct search terms. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
  2. Harald Kapp

    Harald Kapp Moderator Moderator

    Nov 17, 2011
    Would you be comfortable with a bit of low level programming? A microcomputer (Arduino, Raspberry Pi etc.) with a relay shield (to turn the power to the motor on and off) can easily do the job.

    Alternatively the VMK188 module by Velleman looks like a perfect match for what you're looking for. Here is a retailer in Germany and you can download the manual before you buy. Chances are you can buy this module from a retailer in GB, too.
  3. jjsh


    Nov 25, 2018
    I would be comfortable with programming a Pi, but that might be overkill for my interned application. The Velleman kit, however, is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks very much!
  4. Bluejets


    Oct 5, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2018
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