Electronic – Methods of filtering noise caused by DC brush motors

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I am looking for any information that would help me reduce the power rail noise and EMI of DC brush motors. I am building a robot that is powered by 2 x 250 W 24V DC motors.

Thank you in advance

Best Answer

The noise could be generated by either the brushes (commutation) or the driver if its PWM. Easiest fix for brush noise (which would be random or 'static') is a capacitor right across the PMDC motor leads, something like a 1 µF, 100 V ceramic capacitor might be a good starting point.

If the PWM supply is causing problems (something with narrow spectral content), you would need a choke between the PWM power rail and your main supply.