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Should I replace my stepper driver since my motor is acting up?

I've been using a Pancake Bipolar Stepper Motor for a project and STSPIN220 as the driver, but I've been randomly having a lot of current issues causing my motor to jitter. My project has been running ...
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Is my stepper motor driver causing me current issues or is it me?

I've been using a Pancake Bipolar Stepper Motor for a project and STSPIN220 as the driver, but I've been randomly having a lot of current issues causing my motor to jitter. My project has been running ...
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Why is my NEMA 14 stepper motor overheating when idle?

TLDR: motor overheats >200 degF and I don't know why. I have a NEMA 14 stepper motor (14 N-cm) driven by an A4988. The logic is controlled by an ESP-32 WROOM MCU, and the motor is powered by a 24-V ...
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Homemade Darlington for NEMA 23 motor

I'm demonstrating the recycling of e-waste to my local community by mining and recycling parts from entertainment equipment found in thrift stores. As such, PNP transistors are very hard to come by. I ...
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Bipolar stepper motor - can't decide whether its defective or not

I am trying to control a two phase bipolar stepper motor using a TMCM-3212 module. The parameters of the stepper motors are 0.96 A rated current and 2.66 V. When I first ran the Python script of the ...
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EMC considerations when driving stepper motors through cable

I am developing a driving circuit for a pump — essentially a stepper motor. The PWM output signals that drive the windings are connected through a connector on the PCB and an approximately 50cm cable ...
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Can I link two stepper controllers and motors of different types to the same step signal outputs from a control board?

I need stepper motors of different amps and weights to mirror each other to +/- 5% total precision. Can there be problems if I use the same step-signal pins from a control board towards two different ...
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Voltage transients in stepper driver

I am having considerable amplitude of voltage transients in my ~60V stepper driver design. I referenced High-Voltage Stepper Reference Design Using DRV8711 document for building the circuit albeit ...
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Running TMC2240 Stepper Motor Driver with Arduino?

I am attempting to run a Nema 17 stepper motor with the BigTreeTech TMC2240 stepper motor driver. I am connecting to the driver module with an Arduino UNO R3 board, and I'm using Arduino IDE v2.3.0. ...
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Test Stepper Motor Driver TMC2208 With Multimeter

I had a faulty stepper driver which i plugged into my 3D printer motherboard (GTM32 Mini S) and when i powered up the board there was smoke and the MCU was toast. I thougt it was the board first, so i ...
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Why is the load supply (VBB1) on my A3967 shorting to both OUT1A and OUT1B when the stepper motor is disconnected?

I am utilizing the A3967 Allegro microstepping driver with translator. The problem is that I'm burning out the driver when the stepper motor is seemingly disconnected. This doesn't happen every time I ...
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Custom mount dev-board for A4988 stepper motor drivers - motor performance issues and loud noise

I have a project that requires 3 stepper motors driven by A4988 and NodeMCU V3 LoLin (ESP32). I 3D printed a panel to mount my components. Since I have 3 seperate A4988 drivers one for each motor I ...
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TB6600 / using with low voltage stepper motor

I'm using a classic TB6600 Stepper Motor driver (see for example link) I have a stepper motor that is rated for 5 VDC (datasheet). I have the datasheet, but it does not specify a current limit. I ...
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Powering a NEMA17 stepper motor (DRV8825 driver) with a mt3608 boost converter

I'm encountering a very strange problem at the moment. In the course of my school project I need to drive a NEMA17 stepper motor with a DRV8825 stepper driver, which is soldered with its breakout on ...
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Does the TMC5160 track motor position?

It's not clear if the TMC5160 has position tracking internally or if it can be used in substitute of an external encoder. The data sheet indicates that the driver can both detect stalls and tracks ...
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Stepper motor for wire winding step calculations

Stepper motor takes 200 steps/revolution without anything attached to the shaft. With a bobbin of 10mm in diameter and 50mm in length attached to stepper motor shaft, does it take the same 200 steps/...
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Bipolar stepper motor buzzing and heating with a DRV8825 driver

I followed these instructions to drive a couple of stepper motors from a Raspberry Pi 4B and two DRV8825 drivers. I made the board, plugged in the 16 pin drivers, wrote a Python script to instruct the ...
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Optimal Protection Circuit Configuration for TMC2209 Stepper Motor Outputs

I am currently working on a project involving a stepper motor driven by a TMC2209 driver. I aim to implement effective protection for the motor driver outputs. According to section 3.7 of the TMC2209 ...
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Modifying a HY-DIV268N stepper motor driver

Drivers from the family HY-DIV268N-xA have these dumb switches that regulate the step. I'd like to use a microcontroller for that. Does anyone know if they can be modified to maybe replace them with ...
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Differences between a constant voltage "LED power supply" and a "standard" power supply

I'm looking for some input on a power supply problem... I'm using a Mean Well LPV-60-36 power supply (output of 60 watts @ 36 volts, rated for 1.67A RMS) to power a DM542T stepper motor driver that's ...
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Using Power MOSFETs to interupt stepper motors

To preface I need to slave one of my steppers on a CNC machine however I have switches that help "square up" the gantry. The problem is this works on two separate drives and using the enable ...
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MOSFET VGS rating with Stepper Driver

I am building a PCB that consists of a stepper motor driver (DRV8711) and had a confusion with the N-Channel MOSFET selection. I will power the driver through a 50V supply and the driver mentions ...
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Controlling stepper motor with DRV8833

I’m trying to get a Nema8 stepper motor working with a DRV8833 controller. The stepper motor has 0.6 A specified on its label but no other data mentioned. Its the connections are A+, A-, B+ and B-. I’...
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SPI Control of TMC5160-BOB using ESP32-S2 Feather

I am unable to drive a motor with the TMC5160-BOB using SPI commands. Anybody understand why? Block Diagram: Arduino C Code: ...
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ESP32 Stepper Driver Library Issue

I have been having a wired Issue which I couldn't solve during the last two days :( I'm building a winding machine using a stepper. The Stepper runs fine with basic Arduino code but the stepper only ...
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How to fix overcurrent fault pin triggering stepper motor driver to stop? Or how to reduce current spikes?

I am using two DRV8825 stepper motor drivers. They each control a NEMA23 with a 50:1 gear box. VREF is connected to the DAC of an ESP32 (datasheet). This is so I can control the torque. (I have a hard ...
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Project design review resources

I've spent the past week or so working on my first circuit board project, and I'm wondering what resources are available online or otherwise for reviewing and checking my design. I want to check to ...
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What is the purpose of adding capacitance to stepper motor windings?

I am looking at the schematic of the DRV8434SEVM evaluation board for the DRV8483S stepper motor driver and I see they've put these 3.3nF capacitors on the outputs going to the stepper motor coils. I ...
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Designing a unipolar stepper driver using STM32 MCU, lack of torque

I am working on my first robotics project which will hopefully become a desktop sized KUKA iiwa. Unfortunately, I have only just completed the first year of my electrical engineering degree so have ...
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Nema 17 Stepper Motor Weak Torque (A4988, Arduino)

I'm attempting to run a Nema 17 stepper motor using the common A4988 stepper motor driver. I'm running the motor with a Teensy 4.0, an Arduino-based microcontroller. The main issue I'm running into is ...
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What specification on a stepper motor relates to its resistance to external forces turning it?

I'm planning to use a stepper motor NEMA17 type for my project. One of the requirements is that the user might turn the shaft while the motor is powered and maybe moving. Is that possible? What ...
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DRV8825 with ESP32 new PCB not moving stepper motors at all, help troubleshooting or seeing the problem with the design

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Steppers drivers that take 3.3V (TTL) inputs

I am currently using a stepper driver from omc-stepper online. The PUL and DIR inputs work fine with 3.3V logic but not the ENA input. Are there any stepper drivers that take 3.3V inputs?
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Why extending the wire of stepper motor leads to vibration?

I'm almost newbie in hobby electronics and I'm trying to extend the wires of my Nema17 stepper motor. (Model: Stepperonline 17HS13-0404S1, 12V, 0.4A) But somehow extension leads to vibration. It's ...
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Power source is shorting with stepper drivers

I’m having an issue with my TB6600 stepper motor driver and I’m hoping someone can help me out. I am currently running 3 steppers, each being fed 24 volts from the power supply. The first 2 work ...
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Need a way to decrease the current used by a stepper motor through a TMC2209 when it is idle

I am using an ESP8266 to control a stepper motor through TMC2209. In my use-case, the motor is idle 80% of the time. But i can't turn off the enable pin since i need the motor to still be fixed in its ...
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NEMA 23 RPM with a tb6600 driver

I want to run a NEMA 23 with a tb6600 driver. The motor needs 2.8 amps, 24 volts. The tb6600 can output 4 amps. The voltage output of the tb6600 isn't specified on the link above but I google it and ...
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Why do stepper motor controllers vary so much in size?

Most stepper motor controllers that I see look something like this: https://www.amazon.com/DEVMO-DM542T-Leadshine-Stepper-Controller/dp/B07S5XN5S4 This is a large unit, at 6.89 x 4.13 x 1.57 inches; ...
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Power protoboarding for Uno R3, 3x Mosfet Drivers, 1x A4988 w/motor and a grove relay

I need some help on this Arduino project. The breadboard wiring I did isn’t working for power delivery and we haven’t connected everything up thus far. I’m getting a drop in voltage when I turn on two ...
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Powering 3 micro stepping pumps simultaneously

I am currently working on a project that requires me to use three micro stepping motors that act as a peristaltic pump. I have no access to the data sheet, but the company we purchased them from has ...
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TMC5160 stepper drivers don't enable the motor, "open load" bits set, driver error

I made a 6-layer board with an ESP32-S3 and two TMC5160 stepper drivers, with external H-bridge MOSFETs (WSD4098DN56 from Winsok). I copied the schematic of common "StepStick" TMC5160 boards ...
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Why NEMA-17 Stepper Motor with DRV8225 vibrates randomly at Idle?

I am working with a NEMA-17 Motor (17PM-K310-32VS) with motor driver DRV8225 for which I am following this guide with the exact same circuit they have given but with a addition of one push button ...
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Decoupling capacitors used in a remote controlled stepper motor circuit

I am building an Arduino-based remote controller for a stepper motor-driven variable capacitor for a magnetic loop antenna to be used with an amateur radio transmitter, which will create a fairly high ...
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Need help figuring out how to organise a system to run a stepper motor at low speed without Steps-skipping

TL;DR : How to prevent step-skipping with a NEMA gearbox motor at low speed. Edit: following @glen_geek comment, removing the load on the system seems to remove the problem, hinting at inertia and ...
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Excessive noise in stepper current

I am currently utilizing the TMC5160-BOB module to operate a stepper motor with a current rating of 2.4 amperes via the SPI interface. The supply voltage for this system is 29 volts. I am ...
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Can you control the speed of a DC motor with a stepper motor controller?

I want to make an RC car and for that I need to control speed. Can I use a stepper motor controller to do this?
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Stepper Motor spinning twice when should be spinning once

I'm trying to make a stepper motor spin exactly 90 degrees. There are 200 steps for one spin but when I do this it spins twice. I am using the L293D motor driver (Found here), with a Creality 42-40 ...
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Why is stepper motor jittering when approaching body part near driver until I touch the motor?

I am controlling a Nema17 stepper motor with a Raspberry Pi Zero 2 using an A4988 stepper motor driver. When my python program finishes, the motor (which has still power) doesn't move, has I expect. ...
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CL57T stepper driver not working in closed loop mode

I've bought https://www.ebay.de/itm/393715526356 CL57T with NEMA 23 and it works well in open-loop mode but in closed-loop it goes into 7-blink error mode. https://photos.app.goo.gl/BnkV1mTWC3q8ZEC99 ...
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Closed loop stepper with unshielded wires

I've bought a closed-loop stepper from a somewhat reputable manufacturer but was surprised to see 2 things: Power cable is MUCH shorter than the signal cable (they both go to the same place - driver) ...
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