New Shield TLE5206 vs Old L298P shield

The new and improved shield v1.4 offers many improvements over it's predecessor.

You can rest assured that this new shield will be up to the most demanding jobs, while performing well between its safe operating margins.

Made in USA with name brand components to ensure safety and performance.

Old v1.2 New v1.4
  • 2 dual H bridge motor drivers (L298P), one chip dedicated, the other shared.
  • *Each chip delivers up to 2A continuous, 4A combined.
  • No output full short circuit protected.
  • No over temperature protection.
  • No under voltage lockout.
  • Sticker mounted heat sink.
  • 3 dedicated H bridge DC motor drivers, one chip (TLE5206) for each motor.
  • Each chip delivers up to 5A continuous, 15A combined.
  • Output full short circuit protected.
  • Over temperature protection.
  • Under voltage lockout.
  • Bolted, bigger/better heat sink.


*The old Maslow PowerControl board used a pair of simple surface-mount driver chips (L298P), to control the motors. Each chip can control two motors, up to a total of 4A divided between the motors.

Due to it's limited current capabilities (4A), the older version (v1.2) is prone to overheat under heavy loads. If not properly cooled, it may burn out and fail over time.

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