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How to brake a 12V DC motor using solid state technology?

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motor braking

I need a simple means of braking a dc 12v motor using solid state technology.
 

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Re: motor braking

In general you disconnect it from the power source and connect it to a device that dissipates power. A Zener diode is one example if you do not want to recover the power. A battery is an example if you are interested in efficiency.

Since this is a DC circuit, power MOSFETs are the cheapest choice. Be careful about overvoltage protection from the inductive kick on the motor winding.
 

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