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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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MotionKing 17H2A Stepper Motor with BigEasy Driver not working. Making noise, but not turning!

I'm trying to make the MotionKing 17H2A stepper motor to work with my BigEasy driver and Arduino Feather 32u4 LoRa. It's just making some noise, and not turning around. This is the diagram for the ...
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TMC5160 stepper driver - one phase seems to be offset and clipped

I am using the TMC5160 stepper driver with a stepper motor. I am configuring it in SPI mode from an STM32F4. I used the sample commands from the datasheet on page 116 (section 23 getting started) with ...
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Stepper Motor Driver Current Regulation: Lead Acid Batteries

I'm controlling two NEMA 34 6A stepper motors through HSS86 stepper motor drivers. The drivers take AC and DC, between 20 and 80v. I'm using them to control a golf cart via remote control, and I ...
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Stepper motor has own encoder, can I connect encoder pins to microcontroller and see feedback?

I am using closed loop stepper motor with motor driver. Here is my driver CS-D808. I am using this with microcontroller. I want to stop this motor always certain location after 5 to 10 turns. I wrote ...
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TMC2130 Stepper Motor on Raspberry Pi. SPI issue?

For the last few days I've been struggling to get a NEMA17 (1.5 rated current) stepper motor to function with TMC2120 driver (vref = 1.0) and I'm all out of options now to try, so I'm here looking for ...
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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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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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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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Why stepper motor is slow with A4988 driver?

I'm using NEMA17 17HS13-0404S1 stepper motors with Arduino CNC Shield & A4988 drivers but I think they're much slower than they should be. Hard to explain how slow they are but compared to Ender 3 ...
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Nema17/A4988 + LED display pump, 5v circuit not complete?

I'm trying to build a pump from Instructables, with no experience at all. I appear to be pretty close but the 5V line from the Arduino does not power the driver or LCD screen via my perfboard, it ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Zero-Crossing Detector Circuit for a PWM-Generated Sine Wave

Given this PWM, How to detect a zero crossing without a dual-voltage supply? There is only VCC and GND. I've tried using a low-pass filter approach, but the PWM frequency is not guaranteed to be ...
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Is it possible and safe to switch between the motors when required?

I want to control a two phased stepper motor in an application, so I chose this driver. There is also a requirement for a brushed DC motor in the application. I want to save space eliminating an extra ...
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Can't drive stepper motor (42BYG) with a Raspberry Pi

The end goal is to make a chess board that moves the pieces by itself with help of a plotter. We already got most of the software. We only need to make the plotter work but we are having trouble with ...
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How to ameliorate over-current from stepper motors' back EMF?

I tried changing up the power supply. I tried 15 V, and one with a higher current rating (8 A). Here is the datasheet of the I have been mainly using: EPP-200 24 (volts). There are two stepper motors ...
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