I am trying to get a Phytron Vss188.8.131.52 bipolar 4 winding stepper motor to work, controlled by a BigEasyDriver breakout from an Arduino Mega2560
The Design voltage on the Phytron stepper is 42Vdc. The maximum voltage on allowed on the BigEasyDriver is 30Vdc so this is what I am powering the breakout board with.
I have uploaded a basic sketch, one of the examples(Example 2) from the BigEasyDriver website http://www.schmalzhaus.com/EasyDriver/Examples/EasyDriverExamples.html
The motor is not driving any mechanical load and is still on my desktop. See picture.
When this sketch is running the motor vibrates and turns ever so slightly (maybe 5 to 8 degrees) clockwise and then anitclockwise. I have tested the same code and wiring with a 12V basic stepper (changing the 30Vdc supply to 12V) and it works nicely, rotating 3 to 4 revolutions anti clockwise and then returning the same number of steps clockwise.
Will I be able to use this BigEasyDriver breakout to control the stepper motor or is the voltage too low and not sufficient to move the rotor? Or is there other settings such as step duration that would help this?