Monday, February 4, 2019

Circuit Schematic Soft Button Type Motor Direction Controller using Transistors

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This is Soft Button Type Motor Direction Controller using Transistors circuit schematic. The main component used in this circuit are transistors PNP and also NPN types. So, please follow all circuit and components used look like in Figure 1 below.

Circuit Schematic

Figure 1. Circuit schematic of Soft Button Type Motor Direction Controller using Transistors (Source:

Component Part
  1. Resistors
  2. Transistors PNP
  3. Transistors NPN
  4. Diodes
  5. DC Motor

Circuit schematic like in Figure 1 above is Soft Button Type Motor Direction Controller using Transistors. Based on Electronics Zone site describe that When both the points A & B are “HIGH” Q1 and Q2 are in saturation. Hence the bases of Q3 to Q6 are grounded. Hence Q3,Q5 are OFF and Q4,Q6 are ON . The voltages at both the motor terminals is the same and hence the motor is OFF. Similarly when both A and B are “LOW” the motor is OFF.

When A is HIGH and B is LOW, Q1 saturates ,Q2 is OFF. The bases of Q3 and Q4 are grounded and that of Q4 and Q5 are HIGH. Hence Q4 and Q5 conduct making the right terminal of the motor more positive than the left and the motor is ON. When A is LOW and B is HIGH ,the left terminal of the motor is more positive than the right and the motor rotates in the reverse direction. I could have used only the SL/SK100s ,but the ones I used had a very low hFE ~70 and they would enter the active region for 3V(2.9V was what I got from the computer for a HIGH),so I had to use the BC148s . You can ditch the BC148 if you have a SL/SK100 with a decent value of hFE ( like 150).The diodes protect the transistors from surge produced due to the sudden reversal of the motor.

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  2. Your diagram has some leakage both signal zero condition. when signals off, all transistor active and shorting out!


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