H-bridge Fan

The ‘hbridge’ fan platform allows you to use a compatible h-bridge (L298N, DRV8871, MX1508, BTS7960, L9110S, DRV8833, TB6612, etc.) to control a fan (or motor/solenoid).


L298N H-bridge module. Image by kuongshun.

# Example configuration entry
  - platform: hbridge
    id: my_fan
    name: "Living Room Fan"
    pin_a: motor_forward_pin
    pin_b: motor_reverse_pin
    # enable_pin: motor_enable
    decay_mode: slow   # slow decay mode (braking) or fast decay (coasting).

Configuration variables:

  • pin_a (Required, ID): The id of the float output connected to Pin A (alternatively IN1, etc.) of the h-bridge.

  • pin_b (Required, ID): The id of the float output connected to Pin B (alternatively IN2, etc.) of the h-bridge.

  • enable_pin (Optional, ID): The id of the float output connected to the Enable pin of the h-bridge (if h-bridge uses enable).

  • decay_mode (Optional, string): The decay mode you want to use with the h-bridge. Either slow (braking) or fast (coasting). Defaults to slow.

  • name (Required, string): The name for this fan.

  • oscillation_output (Optional, ID): The id of the output to use for the oscillation state of this fan. Default is empty.

  • speed_count (Optional, int): Set the number of supported discrete speed levels. The value is used to calculate the percentages for each speed. E.g. 2 means that you have 50% and 100% while 100 will allow 1% increments in the output. Defaults to 100.

  • id (Optional, ID): Manually specify the ID used for code generation.

  • All other options from Fan Component.

fan.hbridge.brake Action

Set all h-bridge pins high, shorting the fan/motor’s windings and forcing the motor to actively stop.

    - fan.hbridge.brake: my_fan

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