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Why is low inductance important for stepper motors?

i’m building a cnc style device and am in the process of chosing the right stepper motors. I read that it’s important to buy steppers with maximally 5mH of inductance. Why exactly is that the case? ...
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Driving stepper motor with H-Bridge, how many Volts?

I know that stepper motors are usually driven with current-limiting chopper drivers and hence the applied voltage doesn't really matter (or does it?) and that's why specs of stepper motors don't state ...
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Arduino Laser Engraver cd drive - what do i connect where?

I am a beginner in the world of circuit boards and electronics, and this is my first real project. I am making a DIY laser engraver, following the instructions in this instructable. Here is the ...
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Voltage drop after writing to slave register with I2C protocol

I'm trying to control this bipolar stepper motor with an Adafruit Huzzah32 (ESP32) board and a stepper driver shield. Power sources: ESP32: 5V USB port Shield: 4 AA-batteries in series I ...
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Trinamic TMC2130 Stallguard is not working

I am trying to control a 17HS3401S stepper motor using an ESP8266 and a Trinamic TMC2130. The TMC2130 is on a clone (BIGTREETECH) SilentStepStick board. The stepper motor part of a leadscrew-based ...
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Pulse train profile generator for stepper drive step/dir input

All, I am trying to create a circuit to control a stepper drive step/dir input. I'd like to generate pulses starting at 1kHz and ramp up to a 10kHz peak, then decelerate to 1kHz until motion is ...
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Can a stepper motor flyback diode discharge a coil when connected in serial to the coil and opposite to the current?

On a circuit taken from this page http://www.opend.co.za/tutorials/steptut1.htm The last circuit shows two diodes positioned in reverse polarity to the current. It is supposed to protect against the ...
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How can I use an L298N driver with a 3.3v stepper motor?

so I'm starting to delve into stepper motors with arduino for a project I'm working on, which is proving interesting so far, with me first getting a motor far too small, and then also finding out that ...
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Is there risk to using magnets on an enclosure that would have 1-2A wire assemblies leaving the enclosure

Would there be a reasonable risk to using magnets to close a large enclosure panel which has 3 motor drivers with wire assemblies that leave the enclosure to drive stepper motors? The motor drivers ...
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Why are stepper motor phase currents a sinusoildal waveform?

I don't know if this is a really dumb question or not, but I've seen all kinds of torque, peak-current and RMS discussions related to current drive output for stepper motors. I acknowledge that for a ...
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Why isn't fast decay mode on an h bridge damaging

I'm struggling to understand how fast decay mode works on an h-bridge used for stepper motors . Particularly I've been looking at fast decay mode in this data sheet: http://www.ti.com/lit/an/slva321/...
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GM12-15BY-100 Stepper motor damaged,what caused it?

I have a dc stepper motor, GM12-15BYC: 2-phase, unload typical current = 150mA, Pull-out rate:800Hz, Pull-out torque:120 I am using the driver DRV8834 to control it. The configuration of the ...
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Circuit with DRV8825 and PCF8574 not working! Will it be a problem with the components itself?

I'm developing a circuit using a PCF8574 and a DRV8825 to control a step motor. The PCF8574 is used to control the reset, enable, sleep, modes and read the FAULT line of the DRV8825 using only the two ...
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Why cant I get clear wave?

I'm trying to find a good stepper driver with low vibrations and low noise. So, I observed wave form between current sensing resistor of few stepper driver using my oscilloscope. The voltage between ...
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TMC2130 IC only working when being probed

I designed a small shield for a Wemos D1 mini and a TMC2130 SilentStepStick. After the ESP boots up, it is supposed to initialize the TMC2130 via SPI to move a stepper motor afterwards. My problem is ...
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Power-down sequencing with a “hard” power switch (stepper driver)

I'm designing a stepper motor controller and would like to have some advice on sequencing the shutdown process with a "hard" power switch. The Toshiba TB6560 driver that I'm using requires a specific ...
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Building a water jet cutter using Arduino, CNC shield and GRBL firmware

I am building a water jet cutter using Arduino Uno and CNC shield for control. The CNC shield uses A4988 drivers to control the stepper motors. I uploaded the GRBL (for this shield) firmware to ...
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Stepper Motor Driver UC3770A

I have a bunch of UC3770A IC's (datasheet) from my school, and I would like to use them to drive the stepper motors in a project I am working on. I have tried to put the circuit together a couple of ...
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Stepper driver sine wave

I have a TB6660 Stepper driver and I gave pulse from an Arduino board. According to the TB6660 datasheet, drier should out a sine wave that created by using give square wave from Arduino. But, when I ...
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Phase voltage and torque of stepper motor

When I use a chopper type driver for drive a stepper motor how it effect the rated phase voltage? Is there any relation between rated phase voltage and running torque of the stepper?
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Driving a hobby stepper motor with an industrial PLC

I am working with an industrial PLC, the Beckhoff BX9000, with 24 V digital outputs. I am looking to drive a hobby stepper motor with Polulu's 'A4988 Stepper Motor Driver Carrier', which accepts logic ...
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Interfacing with (Two) Full-Bridge PWM Motor Drivers to Control a Stepper Motor

I am working to interface with an existing PCB with on-board Full Bridge PWM motor driver chips, which drive a stepper motor. The interface lacks any kind of standard step (clock) or direction signals ...
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Why is the common lead of unipolar motor connected to the high level voltage?

I'm trying to gain a deeper understanding of DC stepper motor because I'm using them for an arduino project. I was wondering about why the common lead of unipolar stepper motors is usually (always?) ...
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Picking a power supply for a TMC2130 stepper driver and motor

I'm trying to pick a power supply and need a little more guidance before I'm comfortable spending money on one. This site explains how to calculate your figures for power supplies but isn't too ...
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When is it appropriate to connect two steppers in series?

I'm considering building a machine that would have 4 axes, two of which would require two steppers each to allow for the desired mechanical layout. These pairs would have to run synchronously. That's ...
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Why did this arduino burn out? SilentStepStick (TMC2130) stepper at 24V

I'm new to electronics. Attempting to bench-test a SilentStepStick stepper driver board, (based on a TMC2130) Using: Arduino Uno, a SilentStepStick driver board, a 0.6A stepper motor, and waterott ...
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How to correctly wire a SilentStepStick (TMC2130) to Arduino? (Noob question)

Ingredients: 1) Arduino Uno 2) SilentStepStick Stepper Driver (TMC2130) (datasheet) 3) Fully Independent 24V and 5V power supplies 3) Driver code from: watterott 4) Board pinouts I've wired up the ...
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Run Stepper motor with more torque and smoothly

I have a stepper motor and its torque curve is below. I am trying to get more torque from the motor. Therefore, I decided to setup my driver to half step. I am using an Arduino for generate the ...
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help me to run stepper motor

I have a stepper motor ( Model = 23KM-K381-01V , NO.T6Z23-07 , DWG NO.56AA80112). Motor Specifications: Motor is unipolar , 6Wires , 2A current , 1.8 deg step angle.. Motor is second hand. I do ...
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More phase inductance in stepper motor

The selected stepper motor not enough to make required torque. So, I think its better to replace the stepper with higher torque. But, new stepper motor has 2.8mH phase inductance,Old one has 1.2mH. ...
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Broken stepper motor - Too high of a load?

I am using a NEMA 17 (17HD4005-22B) with a Big Easy Driver and an Arduino Uno R3. I am using the motor to move a threaded rod, which then pumps a liquid. The system basically functions as a linear ...
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How do I wire a TMC2130 stepper motor driver to an Arduino UNO in order to control it?

I simply want to control a stepper motor with an Arduino and I need the TMC2130 to ensure it runs very quiet. I've done a lot of searching and somehow can't find how to actually wire it to an Arduino ...
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How to get more torque using a Stepper motor [closed]

I am using a stepper motor with a belt. The system has more friction due to the belt. So, I need to increase the torque of the motor at rotating. I am currently using 57HS09 motor and M542 It has ...
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Can stepper motor drivers switch quickly between full and micro stepping?

I am trying to turn something with a stepper motor very quickly, but have it end up in a very precise spot. I would like to use full stepping to get a lot of torque so it can accelerate quickly, and ...
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Driving a 2.4v stepper with higher voltages?

I went on a drunken online shopping spree around a month ago and today I'm the proud owner of a NEMA17 stepper and a dual H bridge L298N based motor driver. The motor is bipolar and rated for 2.4V. ...
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How to remove Black cooling paste on IC?

I am trying to reverse engineer a product, but I ran into a problem: One IC had a heatspreader on top of it. With a bit of force I could remove it, but I am unable to read what's written on the IC, ...
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Want to output data on GPIOs in parallel, what is the delay between each pin?

I have the following setup to control 256 bi-polar stepper motors from a data stream via SPI. I'm deciding between an MCU (teensy 3.6) or an FPGA. Each motor (four wire) is driven by a driver that ...
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Possibility of series connected LIPO batteries for running stepper motor

I have project where I am using a motor driver DM860A2 to run NEMA 34 85 kg-cm stepper motor. Currently I have used a transformer to supply 48V AC during testing. I have with me four 2200 mah 11.1V ...
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Why does one stepper motor consume a fixed amount of current, and the other is variable?

I have 2 salvaged stepper motors. One is a LIN 4209L-03 labeled for 0.4A, and the other is a "Japan Servo" labeled "TYPE KH42JM2B176" 127K38561. I do not know the current rating for the Japan Servo. ...
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how to drive high amp stepper motor 4 wire without driver

I was wanting to use this motor: https://www.circuitspecialists.com/nema_34_step_motor_85bygh450A-08.html rating shows: 4 amps and 1.05 Ohms which would be 4.2V? and possibly wanted to use this ...
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3 phase stepper motor

What is the difference between normal stepper motor (bipolar/unipolar) and 3 phase stepper motor? I have found most of CNC cutting machine using 3 phase stepper motor. Is there any special reason for ...
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Measure current through a stepper motor coil [closed]

I have a TB6600 stepper motor driver and I wanted to measure and observe the current through a single phase (as shown on pg. 23 of the data sheet) of the connected stepper motor on an oscilloscope. ...
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Jerky/choppy DVD stepper motor movement

I, like many others, am playing with a DVD drive stepper motor. I ordered some L298N driver boards, hooked everything up and got movement, but it's choppy. I've tried every orientation of the motor ...
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Operating a stepper motor through a driver circuit

I currently have what I've gathered is a rather old custom made stepper motor driver attached to a stepper motor and am unsure how to actually operate it. I have looked around online and gathered a ...
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Help understanding pins on a stepper motor driver

Hi I need to controls some steppers for a work project. I found this driver in the back and can't find a data sheet online. My main question is what are the out pins for? The rest seems ...
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Stepper motor voltage / resistance per phase

I am trying to run this stepper motor (XY42STH34-0354A), but I am encountering two odd issues with its performance: slowing of the motor in 1/32 microstep mode, and a "soft cap" of the RPM where the ...
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Rising edge of a pulse or one complete pulse needed for 1 step in Stepper motor?

I'm trying to make a step counter using Hall effect sensor implanted near the rotor of a common hybrid-synchronous(1.8° in full step) stepper motor, and I'm confused as I'm not able to figure out when ...
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Voltage lower than expected with Nema 17 stepper motor and L298N

I am using an L298N motor driver with a Nema 17 stepper motor. I am trying to use the motor to turn a valve, but there is not enough torque so the motor is skipping steps. I am controlling the motor ...
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Rotate stepper motor in low RPM and minimum vibration

I want to control a stepper motor about 3RPM and at very low vibration. I have a ROLLON SRL-M542H stepper controller.If I change it to high step per revolution it works smoothly without more ...
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Why does (dis)connecting a stepper motor while powered on damage the driver?

In many manuals (for example for 3D printers), one can find the warning not to connect or disconnect the stepper motors from the electronics while powered on because that will very likely damage the ...