Interfacing DRV8833 Dual Motor Driver Module with Arduino

DRV8833 Dual Motor Driver Features

Today, speed and direction control of DC motors is very important and useful. The H-bridge circuit is one of the most common techniques to control a DC motor. The DRV8833 dual-channel module uses this technique to control two DC motors.

This dual H-bridge motor driver can drive two DC motors, a stepper motor or other inductive loads.

The driver supply voltage is 2.7 to 10.8V and the allowable continuous current is 1.5A and the maximum allowable current is 2A.

Some common applications are:

  • POS printers
  • Toys
  • Robotic
  • Office automation systems

This module has no PWM pin, so the speed of DC motors cannot be precisely controlled and it can only control the direction of DC motors. DC motors can be controlled in either direction (clockwise or counter-clockwise) using two control pins.

You can download the datasheet of this module here.

DRV8833 Dual Motor Driver Pinout

This Module has 16 pins:

  • VM: Motor voltage
  • GND: Ground – three ground connected to each other
  • AO1: Positive end for motor A
  • AO2: Negative end for motor A
  • BO1: Positive end for motor B
  • BO2: Negative end for motor B
  • AIN1: Control signal for motor A
  • AIN2: Control signal for motor A
  • BIN1: Control signal for motor B
  • BIN2: Control signal for motor B
  • STBY: To active Standby mode, it should be HIGH
  • NC: Not used

You can see the pinout of this module in the image below.

Note: Different modes of the control signals provide different performance modes for DC motors. The table below shows the different modes.

Required Materials

Hardware Components

Arduino UNO R3 × 1
DRV8833 Dual Motor Driver Module × 1
Micro DC Motor 6V × 2
Male to Male jumper wire × 1

Software Apps

Arduino IDE

Interfacing DRV8833 Dual Motor Driver Module with Arduino

Step 1: Circuit

The following circuit show how you should connect Arduino to DRV8833 module. Connect wires accordingly.


Connect STBY pin to VCC pin.


Be careful not to use power supply greater than 6V, because the motor maximum safe voltage is 6V.

Step 2: Code

Upload the following code to your Arduino.

  made on 23 Nov 2020
  by Amir Mohammad Shojaee @ Electropeak
*/ #define AIN1 4 #define AIN2 5 #define BIN1 7 #define BIN2 8 void setup() { Serial.begin(9600); pinMode(AIN1,OUTPUT); pinMode(AIN2,OUTPUT); pinMode(BIN1,OUTPUT); pinMode(BIN2,OUTPUT); } void loop() { digitalWrite(AIN1,HIGH); digitalWrite(AIN2,LOW); digitalWrite(BIN1,HIGH); digitalWrite(BIN2,LOW); delay(1000); digitalWrite(AIN1,LOW); digitalWrite(AIN2,LOW); digitalWrite(BIN1,LOW); digitalWrite(BIN2,LOW); delay(1000); digitalWrite(AIN1,LOW); digitalWrite(AIN2,HIGH); digitalWrite(BIN1,LOW); digitalWrite(BIN2,HIGH); delay(1000); digitalWrite(AIN1,LOW); digitalWrite(AIN2,LOW); digitalWrite(BIN1,LOW); digitalWrite(BIN2,LOW); delay(1000); }

This code is for controlling two DC motors simultaneously. First, motors rotate clockwise. Then stop for 1 second, after that they rotate counter-clockwise. Then the motors stop again for 1 second, and the same happens.

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Comments (4)

  • Peter Reply

    1. How to connect to Nema 17 to DRV8833 ?
    2. What is stepping sequence ?

    June 18, 2023 at 9:21 am
    • Mohammad Damirchi Reply

      Hi Peter,
      to connect Nema17 to DRV8833, u should use this wiring.


      And this one for code


      // change this to the number of steps on your motor
      #define STEPS 200

      // create an instance of the stepper class, specifying
      // the number of steps of the motor and the pins it's
      // attached to
      Stepper stepper(STEPS, 4, 5, 6, 7);

      void setup()
      Serial.println("Stepper test!");
      // set the speed of the motor to 30 RPMs

      void loop()

      June 21, 2023 at 8:32 am
  • Arhi Reply

    1. Is it possible to add an rf module (nrf240lL01) to make an RC?

    February 3, 2024 at 9:05 am
    • Mohammad Damirchi Reply

      “Hi Arhi,
      Certainly, you can!
      NRF24 provides wireless communication, enabling you to transmit RC data.
      If you’re interested in using your phone as a remote control for your RC, consider the ESP32.(no need use an Arduino) and handle every thing.

      February 4, 2024 at 5:16 am

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