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Stepper Motor Calculation

I'm using this Stepper Motor from TI. This is the first time I am working with Stepper Motor. I need to calculate the load current or the current that the Motor takes. The Stepper is rated at 0.6A/...
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Do I need a higher amperage power supply for more stepper motors

I have a very simple question: I am trying to power five 28BYJ-48 stepper motors attached to some ULN2003 driving boards but I am confused about the amperage I need. Each of the stepper motors needs ...
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Powering a NEMA 17 motor | Wattage Vs Voltage

I apologize if the question is silly as this is my first project involving stepper motors and I'm confused about power supply specifications. So I'm working on a project involving: 3 NEMA 17 Stepper ...
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Stepper motor failing - caused by PWM or else?

As suggested over at my original question at raspberrypi.stackexchange.com, I'm also posting my issue here, you'll find it verbatim at the bottom of this question. Because this is an electrical ...
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How do Arduino-based 3D-printers control several stepper motors at the same time?

I have been using an Arduino to control a stepper motor using an A4988 stepper driver. The driver requires the direction and step signal to move the motor. The most straightforward method is to use a ...
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Fake microstepping in A4899 and LV8729 stepper-drivers?

I built a test jig to experiment with a friend's 16-pin A4988 stepper driver, and even added bi-directional LEDs to the outputs and, regular LEDs to the inputs, to see if it behaved as expected. By ...
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DRV8825 Stepper Driver Burning Up

I am trying to wire up 3 NEMA 23 Steppers driven by 3 DRV8825 drivers and an Arduino Due. I tried to solder a perfboard prototype, but when I turned it on the first board burned and the ground jumper (...
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What could be the reasons for a stepper motor stuttering with an A4988 driver?

I am using an A4988 Stepper Motor Driver, which is controlled with an STM32F767ZI on a Nucleo 144 board. The stepper motor takes 12 V with a maximum of 350 mA. When powered, the motor simply flickers ...
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Decay Modes - Stepper Motor related Query

I'm trying to understand something fundamental about Decay Modes.It is widely accepted on the internet that a slow decay mode shorts the Back-EMF of the motor and in essence stops the motor ...
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Stepper motor driver TMC2209 is powered from microcontroller logic pins

I am doing my first steps with a TMC2209 V1.2 stepper motor driver and a NodeMCU. This is my circuit: I power the motor side via 12 V supply (12 V on the lower rails). In the circuit, this is ...
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Power Supply for Stepper Motor Stop Motion Camera Rig

Apologies in advance for this being a somewhat meandering question. I've read all the forums I can find on this and other sites but still feel I need a little direct assistance; if you feel this is ...
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add 2 buttons to this sketch

Can anyone tell me how to add 2 button switches to this sketch (one forward and one reverse) for a second motor?` This code works great and I would like to just add the some button switches to pins 4 ...
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Stepper motor skipping steps until I lower voltage

I have four of KL23H2100-35-4B stepper motors on my 3-axis CNC (doubled up on the y-axis); these are 3.5A 4-wire bipolar stepper motors with a rated 2.8mH inductance. I am driving them with the ...
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Reduce the output current from a stepper driver

I have to control 2 stepper motors with a single driver (multiplexing one at a time) and both motors are different, one 1.7A and the other 0.4A, if I set the current to 1.7A the 0.4A motor can burn ...
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Stepper Driver pulses control (with Arduino)

I intend to control the speed of a stepper motor thanks to a driver connected to Arduino (Mega). Basically the driver has, among others, 2 pins, PUL+ (Vcc) and PUL- (GND, common cathode), and each ...
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Which should I use? Stepper or DC motor?

I have a project where I have to sweep a windshield wiper about 90° at a rate of 150 sweeps/minute. (~3 sweeps/second) Since the sweep rate is high, I was thinking of using a stepper motor to get it ...
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Can I run 2amp/1.76v stepper motor on drv8825 driver?

I do electronics for fun and need help understanding the principles when coupling stepper motors and drivers! I have this type of stepper motor: kh56km2u027 and a drv8825 stepper driver, and was ...
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Multiple Trinamic TMC5130 drivers with stallguard2

I'm using two TMC5130 breakout boards with STM32F4 board. I control each with separate SPI channels, which works fine. I can get them to move, change settings, etc. StallGuard is used as sensorless ...
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TMC2130 does not work properly

Great title, I know. I have a driver board connected to a really small stepper motor. When I run it in step / dir mode it works. But as soon as I connect either SCLK or MOSI the motor turns at double ...
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Why sometimes a stepper winding is not fully powered?

After some tests with my multi-meter I was quite surprised that the windings of my stepper was not receiving the full current (1.5 A) even if the driver board was set so. After mumbling and scraping ...
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Stepper motor shaft vibrating and vibrates the load

I am new to the electronics hobby so any hep is appreciated. For my application I need a quiet motor that can provide high torque at low speed. I purchased a NEMA 17 stepper motor (model is 17HS4401s) ...
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Disable stepper driver [closed]

I'm trying to disable the stepper driver to allow manual operation of the lead screw it's controlling. I've tried connecting MF+ and MF- to ground and 24V in multiple combinations but the motor was ...
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L293D driver module taking current from USB

I bought an L293D driver shield for Arduino. Upon trying to run my 2 stepper motors I found them struggling to run, voltage drops and all. I replaced my 1.2A 12V adapter with my 7.2V LiPo battery, the ...
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Translating Stepper motor driver outputs (A-,A+,B-,B+) back into clk,en,step

I have a rather weird problem that makes it necessary to sense the four wires off of a bipolar stepper motor(A-,A+,B-,B+) and translate them back into the pins that controlled the stepper motor driver ...
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L298N minimum output current/voltage

Does the L298N have a minimum output voltage? I want to control it such that the output varies from -Vs to +Vs, does it go linearly near 0, or is there a threshold that it passes? I can't tell what ...
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1-10Hz frequency count translated to PWM for stepper motor RPM

I would like to control the speed of a stepper motor based on an input signal that consists of short 12V pulses at a varying frequency of 1-10Hz. I know this is an easy task with a microcontroller but ...
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What does “point mode” and “track mode” mean for a closed loop stepper motor

I have this closed loop stepper motor and driver bundle: https://www.omc-stepperonline.com/closed-loop-stepper-kit/ye-series-1-axis-closed-loop-stepper-cnc-kit-2-0-nm-283-28oz-in-nema-23-motor-and-...
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Stepper Motor NEMA23 and driver A4988 matching problem?

I am experimenting with a stepper motor NEMA23 with the following specifications: Rated current: 2.8A/phase Resistance/Phase: 0.9 Step Angle: 1.8 Rated Voltage: 2.5 Inductance/Phase: 2.5 mH Holding ...
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Writing to XTARGET resets TMC 5130 stepper driver

I am interfacing TMC 5130 stepper driver via spi. I loaded initialization example form 25.1 page 109 of the datasheet. Everything goes well until I command the driver to move the motor by writing to ...
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How to protecting stepper drivers from manual motion?

I am trying to figure out a way to protect my stepper drivers from manual motion of the motor. To make this more clear, the system which these steppers are being built into allows for both computer ...
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Solution for EMI on signals in a connector?

I have PWM signal and PSU signals coming from switch mode PSU to our machine. The motor drive boards that run the stepper motors in the machine are located in the PSU. At the moment the outputs to ...
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Arduino UNO TMC2130 and Nema 17 Motor

I currently have an Arduino UNO, a stepper driver (the TMC2130 v3.0), and a Nema 17 stepper motor. I was trying to find the correct way to wire the driver and motor to the Arduino in order to simply ...
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Running multiple 4-wire bipolar stepper motors without drivers etc

I need to use about 120 motors for an arts project. My budget is limited, as are my skills. I need linear motion. I have found well-priced stepper units driving lead screw and nuts at sensible prices. ...
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Control stepper motor with low current and high current

I am learning about stepper motors and i have the following question. Let's say i have a bipolar, 2 phases, NEMA34 with a 5A rated current. I am using a driver capable of delivering 5Amps or 2Amps at ...
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Electrical braking a stepper motor (revisited)

My question is similar, but not identical, to an older question about electrical braking a stepper motor: Can I use electrical braking with stepper motor? In my application I do not need to brake the ...
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How to electric motors work? [closed]

I’m planning on building a electric bike/motorcycle and was wondering on what affects motor speed and torque. How does voltage affect a brushed motor and brushless motor? I would be powering this off ...
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Stepper motor vibrating and not turning

I've been stuck on this for a few days now and I can't seem to get my stepper to work. Last week, I bought a stepper motor (nema 17 size, 1.5A) and an A4988 driver to play around with. I hooked it all ...
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Powering Arduino and stepper motor from a single 12 V power supply

I am trying to control mechanism involving a nema 17 stepper motor. I use an A4988 stepper driver and an Arduino Nano both powered by the same 12 V/3A power supply. So far I have fried or crippled 4 ...
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Barn Door tracker motor battery selection

I am planning to build hinge based barn door tracker, as in the attached picture Its a simple meachanism for astrophotography aid, camera is mounted on one plate and other plate is connected via ...
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Controlling 1.5A Stepper with Easy Driver

I have a 1.5Amp stepper motor (nema 17 size) and I want to control it with an easy driver v4.4. The maximum output per phase for this chip is 750 milliamps. My question is: can I use this board to ...
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Driving Stepper Motor with Sine Wave

I am attempting to drive a stepper motor where each phase draws 1 A at 3.5 V using a sine wave oscillator that outputs two signals 90 degrees out of phase with one another. At the outputs of this ...
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Why don't stepper motors ring indefinitely?

I don't have much of a EM background but I have used stepper motors for things. What's not clear to me is why don't stepper motors ring indefinitely? Excluding physical friction, what actually causes ...
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Stepper Driver TMC5160 strange mosfet behaviour

So I made stepper driver PCB with the TMC5160 (datasheet) but I noticed something weird about about one of the motor outputs. Of the 4 motor outputs (A1, A2, B1 and B2) B2 always seems to have some ...
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Can a faulty motor cause issues to another motor?

This is regarding the circuit of my 3D printer mainboard. I had an obersvation: It has a cooling fan (40X10 24V) which is having issues lately - it stops working sometimes, and when pushed to rotate, ...
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What is the difference between these DVR8825 circuits? (stepper motor driver)

I use the one that is down and it works fine, but since I don't understand the difference between these circuits I decided to ask. Both circuits I found online, without explaining what is the ...
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Arduino controlled stepper motor alternate that can be powered with AA batteries?

I would like to make an automatic fish feeder using a low power microcontroller (probably an Arduino Mini Pro, unless there are better suggestions). Something like this. It is basically a drill bit ...
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Can I use LM3481 for a system where no-load status can occur?

I have made a step motor driver board with LM3478 to supply 24v from 12v input. LM3478 The problem is that a user can power the board without the stepper connected board which drive the board to no-...
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Missing steps while rotating stepper motor with gear 20:1 and driver tmc5160

as per the title I'm using Nema23 stepper motor and 20:1 gear and tmc5126 stepper driver. 1) I'm providing 3amp of current to motor and 4096 of microstepping. 2) Motor was working on same ...
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ATX PSU turns itself off when uploading sketch to Arduino

I'm trying to power a stepper motor with the 5V rail of an ATX PSU and control it using arduino. To keep the PSU running, I have shorted the PS_ON pin to ground. ...
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Stepper: Distribution of Microsteps within a full step

I am currently working on a project to precisely move a XY-table using stepper motors in microstepping mode. The goal is to reach 1/16 microstepping and there is an encoder with 4000 pulses per ...