bidirectional DC motor with DPDT

  • I found some N20 geared DC motor that I plan on using as a switch. based on this link, it mentioned the need for a flyback diode:

    1. does the diode go between the contacts of the relay coil? or the DC motor?
    2. if it goes between the DC motor terminals, which way does the stripe face? I am confused because if I have it one 1 way, wont reversing the polarity create a short?
    3. I plan to use a fan output to power the DC motor. would I need another fan output to control the relay?

    I don't want to use the PWM output or the heater channels because they are used for something else. the only output channels I can think of that remains are the fan output to perform this function.

    thank you.

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