Questions tagged [stepper-motor]

A kind of motor that moves in steps.

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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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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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Did I fry my DC power supply? [closed]

I'm trying to get my NEMA 17 stepper motor working via Arduino. As a power supply I'm using a 24 V DC power supply adapter, 24 V 2 A 48 W AC to DC converter transformer 100~240 V AC input with 5.5x2.5 ...
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Stepper motor going 1 step forward and 1 backward [closed]

I am trying to control stepper motors using Raspberry Pi 4 and I am facing an issue with it. I am using L9110 controller, and the stepper motor is made for 12v/0.4A. I have a power supply and ...
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How to "debug" a DVR8824 stepper driver board?

I am trying to control a stepper motor following a description. I have the exact same elements. I do not have any tension on the down-right pins (they are supposed to be 5V and power the RPi). I ...
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Is there a concept of "rotor is blocked" feedback in a stepper motor?

I am building a mechanism to move a lever via a stepper motor controlled by a Raspberry Pi (following this tutorial) and I will be using a Stepperonline HS1715 motor. I can estimate the angle I will ...
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Driving 3V NEMA 17 motors with GRBL + CNC V3 Shield

I want to drive some motors using the GRBL + CNC V3 Shield. Seeing the specs, I see that it can drive four A4988 or DRV8825 stepper motor drivers. These drivers, are suitable for 8.2V~45V stepper ...
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Servo vs stepper packages

I understand how servos and steppers are different (or at least I think I do), but I noticed several things that I don't understand. Most steppers seem to come in hard metal cases while servos are ...
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Does the filter capacitance required for a stepper driver scale with the drive current?

In the datasheet of the TMC5130 (and that of other driver ICs), Trinamic recommends using a low ESR capacitor of 100uF for filtering the power supply in order to cope with the current ripple caused by ...
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Powering Pico and stepper motor though solar panels

The main question: Should I power the motor and Pico with a separate set of solar panels or is it solvable in one circuit? Explanation: I am not a total beginner, but did not do electronics for about ...
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What is the effect of resistance in a stepper motor coil?

Given two bi polar stepper motors with the following resistance in their coils, can any important properties(voltage, current, power, etc) be concluded from the difference in resistance? Motor AB CD ...
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Seeking best way to step up voltage from battery to power motor

I apologize if I'm asking a really simple/stupid question here, or if this is an xy problem and I'm missing something entirely. I'm someone working way outside my field here since electrical systems ...
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Why does higher voltage produce better torque from stepper motors?

I'm working with stepper motors and I have a question. I have found that if I use a higher voltage switching source, I get better torques from the motor. Why is this?
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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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Stepper motor based system design questions

The motors I am working with are 57BYGH56-401A. I have 4 stepper motor controllers, they are: M335. Now the stepper motor is rated for 24 volt 2.8 ampere per phase. I have a few simple questions. The ...
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How to determine stepper motor voltage / drive current?

I have an STP-42D132-01 stepper motor which I want to use with an A4988 / TMC2208. So far the motor is rotating but only very very weak. There is almost no torque. At the moment my PSU shows that the ...
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DM542 driving Nema17 controlled by a Teensy 4.1, random stepper stalls

I am trying to drive 4 Nema17 stepper motors using 4 DM542 drivers, controlling them using a teensy4.1. The step and direction signal is level shifted to 5V, the DM542 are powered using a separate 48V ...
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How to translate a connection (Step Motor Driver)?

I am following this connection to get a driver to an Arduino and a step motor. The original connection is this: Green wire --> Step Blue wire --> DIR Red wire --> +5V My driver, However, has ...
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Lavet type stepper motors design guidelines

For a client we need to provide a Lavet-type stepper motor - I'm looking for some design guidelines - there seems to be very little technical literature on this type of motor. Wikipedia seems to be it ...
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Closed loop control of a stepper motor (i.e. servo system)

Crucial to the performance of a CNC is its ability to precisely, accurately and quickly move to the directed position. Stepper motors are perhaps the most popular (and therefore cheapest) motors ...
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Maximum speed Nema-34 stepper motor can handle

I've got used 34HS8801 NEMA34 stepper motor which I am experimenting with. Unfortunately, dtasheet doesn't provide driving voltage, nor does it provide maximum RPMs. Now, I would like to see how fast ...
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Can I power an external stepper motor driver while stepper motor is disconnected from driver?

I am building a laser cutter and I am using external stepper drivers to power stepper motors. I have a driver for an optional stepper motor for a rotary attachment. I would only disconnect or ...
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Stepper motor doesn't move, just vibrates using DRV8428

This is my first time trying to create a stepper motor driver with my own PCB so apologies if I've missed something super obvious. Anyways, I'm trying to use a DRV8428 (datasheet) to move a stepper ...
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Stepper motor refuses to turn

I have a NEMA 23 Bipolar stepper motor (specsheet) connected to a 24V 6A power supply that is connected to a driver (DM542T) and an Arduino Uno. I have it wired exactly as the specsheet entails: blue, ...
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Newbie: A 4-wire stepper motor whose colors don't correspond to those from driver. How to wire?

I have a 4-wire stepper motor (https://www.researchgate.net/figure/NEMA17-Stepper-motor-data-sheet_fig9_313427253). I know by testing that the A,A' circuit is [green, red] and the B,B' circuit is [...
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Are these H-Bridge motor driver controller ICs capable of reading position info from potentiometer?

I'm specifically referencing two examples of H-bridge motor driver controller ICs (BD6210 and WT7901). To more fully understand and troubleshoot the circuitry of a typical exercise bike or elliptical'...
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How to obtain torque constant for stepper motor?

I want to measure the torque constant of a stepper motor but seems I am doing it wrong. I have an MST342C02 stepper motor (200 step/rev and 4 phases) with SMD42C2 Driver. I have a converter that gives ...
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Trouble getting A4988 to work with NEMA 17 motor - can't get the current sufficiently low with trimmer, also moves erratically

I'm trying to setup an A4988 with a NEMA 17 motor. I've consulted numerous tutorials, and I'm pretty sure I've connected everything correctly. The motor is a Joy-IT NEMA 17-04 with a rated voltage of ...
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Help with Wemos D1 project!

I am trying to make my first arduino simple project based on the directions of this video for a gift to my fiancee [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duiAbLsXZSE&t=309s&ab_channel=Breaks%...
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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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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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Driving coils of miniature stepper directly with IO pins?

I have a bunch of those minature 2 phase bipolair stepper motors from aliexpress. The motors are rated as 5V devices and I measured a coil resistance of 14.8 Ohm. I have read on several places that ...
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Is it safe to connect PC USB ground to 12V DC ground?

I want to drive a stepper motor (Nema 17), for which I have chosen 12V power supply (switching). In order to develop/play, I would like to connect a devboard (something akin Arduino) to USB. However, ...
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Power supply to an A4988 driver

I am starting to use the driver A4988, typically used for NEMA 17 motors and many others. As you may know, it has to separated VCC/GND pair of pins, one to supply the driver, the other for the motor ...
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Stepper Motor Driver CLK-IN vs Parallel-IN

I have a few questions about stepper motor drivers. I'm currently trying to build a PCB with a stepper motor driver IC to gain a better understanding of them. Here is the link to the IC I'm using: ...
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Detect stepper motor rotation - connect bridge rectifier to motor driving wires

As a follow up to my previous question. I want to develop a small circuit, which can detect, if a stepper motor is driven. After checking all options/provided as answers, I decided, that probably the ...
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Correct motor type to use to open a small "hatch"

Using an atmel microprocessor (attiny2313) to make a "simon says" game for my dog (yep, for a treat). I have all the game play programmed and starting to look at the hardware required to ...
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Understanding stepper motor as generator Vs DC motor (RMS to equivalent DC)

I am using a stepper motor as a generator in a proof of concept experiment for something. The motor came from an old printer so do not have specs for it, but I believe it's unipolar. It has 5 wires, ...
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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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Step down transformer connection with stepper motor drive

I have to connect a step down transformer to a stepper motor drive. This transformer has 3 wires that i must connect to the driver. I'm having difficulty in making the connections. Any help would be ...
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Stepper motors both rated for higher current but the NEMA 23 stops and the NEMA 17 keeps going, could it be a (hardware) low quality motor issue?

I am using the DRV8825 stepper motor driver. The NEMA 17 is rated for 1.2 A and the NEMA 23 I'm using says it's rated for 2A. I have two NEMA 23s and they both soon choke out (stop moving). When I was ...
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Any way to use brushless ESCs to drive 4 wire bipolar stepper motor?

I have some brushless ESCs, Arduino, and Raspberry Pi lying around, and I'm wondering if there's some way to use this combination to drive a 4 wire bipolar stepper motor.
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Detect stepper motor rotation without access to shaft / rotating parts

The problem is the following: For an existing application I need to develop an addon-board, and one of the functions it needs, is to detect if a stepper motor inside the machine is running. The ...
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How to get power consumption from datasheet

I am using this stepper motor on my project and am trying to pick a power supply that will be able to supply enough current to all of my components. Looking at the datasheet I'm not sure whether to ...
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Nema17 - Frequency - Temperature issue

Hi i am trying to use MCPWM to move a nema 17 motor with esp32. I am using a TB6560 stepper motor driver and it setup is limmiting current to 1.5A and i am using 1/8 Microsteps. Motors is classic one ...
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How does this stepper motor work?

I found this stepper motor, it seems like a NEMA 24, with four pins. I connected it to a driver (which formaly ran a NEMA 17), and at most it just makes a click sound and nothing else. I opened it up ...
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Get high torque out of stepper motor

I have a project where I need to lift about 2 kg about 15 cm above the ground with a stepper motor. I understand the holding torque can be calculated force times distance. So that would give me ...
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Significance of the pulse setting on stepper driver and performance

I have a stepper motor driver DM860D and I am using signals from an Arduino to control a NEMA 23 stepper motor. Can someone explain what the significance of the pulse/rev setting on the driver is, or ...
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Haptic feedback from DC motor

I want to make a simple lever connected to a DC motor pressing down on surfaces with different rigidities. I will control the lever up and down to the same position while observing the torque (or ...
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Bipolar stepper motor spins very slowly and makes a loud noise

I got a custom PCB. I am using DRV8428P driver (here is the datasheet) for a stepper motor. The problem I am facing is not being able to have the stepper rotate ...
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