DRV8801 Single Brushed DC Motor Driver Carrier

DRV8801 Single Brushed DC Motor Driver Carrier


This tiny breakout board for TI’s DRV8801 provides a modern alternative to classic motor drivers such as the L293D, SN754410, and L298N. It can deliver a continuous 1 A (2.8 A peak) to a single motor and offers a wide operating voltage range of 8 V to 36 V. The DRV8801 features a simple two-pin speed/direction interface, current-sense feedback, and built-in protection against under-voltage, over-current, and over-temperature.

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Texas Instruments’ DRV8801 is a tiny H-bridge motor driver IC that can be used for bidirectional control of a single brushed DC motor at 8 V to 36 V. It can supply up to about 1 A continuously and can tolerate peak currents up to 2.8 A for a few seconds, making it a good choice for small motors that run on a wide range of voltages.


  • Drives a single brushed DC motor
  • Motor supply voltage: 8 V to 36 V
  • Logic supply voltage: 3.3 V to 6.5 V
  • Output current: 1 A continuous (2.8 A peak)
  • Simple interface requires only two I/O lines (one for direction and another for speed)
  • Current sense output proportional to motor current (approx. 500 mV per A)
  • Inputs are 3V- and 5V-compatible
  • Under-voltage lockout and protection against over-current and over-temperature


Size: 0.6″ × 0.6″
Weight: 0.7 g1

General specifications:

Motor driver: DRV8801
Motor channels: 1
Minimum operating voltage: 8.0 V
Maximum operating voltage: 36 V
Continuous output current per channel: 1 A
Peak output current per channel: 2.8 A
Current sense: 0.5 V/A
Reverse voltage protection?: N

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