Introduction: DC Motor Speed Control Using PWM

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This is one of the most effective circuits used to manage the speed of DC motor with the help of pulse width modulation. In this circuit, the DC motor is operated by a 555 integrated circuit. The IC 555 in this circuit is being operated in astable mode. In this mode, the circuit can be used as a pulse width modulator with a few small adjustments to the circuit. For detailed information about this circuit and its applications, read the post: DC Motor Speed Control using Pulse Width Modulation.


pfred2 (author)2014-02-20

What does C2 do?

MilesH13 (author)pfred22017-02-10

C2 prevents the clicking sound caused by the voltage being turned on and off. It smooths the pulse wave into a more steady voltage.

pfred2 (author)MilesH132017-02-15

Thanks for the explanation. Yes I could see it defeating the purpose of the PWM signal. Interesting.

mauritsfalkena (author)pfred22016-12-18

C stands for Capacitor, so C2 is the second capacitor

pfred2 (author)mauritsfalkena2017-02-15

What does its name have to do with what it does?

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