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Questions tagged [stepper-motor]

A kind of motor that moves in steps.

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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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Can I use the transfer function of a servo DC motor as a close approximation to the transfer function of a stepper motor?

I have been trying (just spent many hours on this) to find/calculate/derive the transfer function of a hybrid stepper motor. I don't need an exact transfer function (the electrical and mechanical ...
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What is T_e in stepper motor equation?

The description for T_e is missing on this page. Source: https://se.mathworks.com/help/physmod/sps/ref/steppermotor.html
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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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how can use arduino to control a 24 V stepper motor? [on hold]

Using an Arduino, I'm trying to control a bipolar stepper motor with the following specifications: What strategies are likely to be successful to get the motor to turn and how could I go about ...
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Power supply module is being powered by the arduino [on hold]

simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab i started a project to try and pilot a 28BYJ-48 5v stepper motor with its ULN2003 board from an arduino Nano, along with some LEDs and ...
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Inferring back emf from oscilloscope

I have this stepper motor with unknown back EMF / RPM. There are 200 steps/rev (i.e. 1.8deg step angle), and 8mH "phase inductance", but I'm not sure if that's enough to calculate back EMF. I hooked ...
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TMC2130 with Arduino UNO

I have the Bigtreetech tmc2130 and trying to get it running with an arduino UNO. I have tried using the driver in my 3d printer and it works in SPI mode. I have tested the stepper motor driver with ...
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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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How to reverse StepperMotor direction

Currently I am using Arduino UNO and using ULN2003 Stepper Motor Driver. I am using a fingerprint scanner and if the scan matches the stepper motor will first move in clockwise direction and then the ...
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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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How to find stepper motor's rated current to set current limit?

I am trying to set the current limit on a NEMA 17 stepper motor. I found a tutorial but it's asking about the current rating. From my stepper motor datasheet, the only information related to current ...
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Stepper motor controlled by turning only in one direction and stalling in opposite direction

I am controlling a high-torque stepper motor (23Y204S from Anaheim Automation with 8 lead-wire) using a microstepping driver (MBC15081) and Arduino. The winding wiring is connected as bipolar series ...
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Stepper motor phase current driving confusion

So, I was studying a bit about driving current for Hybrid stepper motors and was faced with some ambiguity related to the Full Step excitation. In this reference, https://www.researchgate.net/...
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Can I apply 12V intermittently to a 5V 28BYJ stepper motor?

As the title suggests, am I able to apply 12V to each winding of the 28BYJ (5V version) to increase the torque? I understand that it's not ideal as it will overheat, but it won't be running non-stop. ...
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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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What kind of magic is energizing the coils in this simple stepper motor driver?

Looking at this web page, i found a simple stepper motor driver circuit https://www.electronicshub.org/stepper-motor-driver-circuit/ The problem is, i just can't understand how it can work when 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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How do you drive a variable reluctance stepper/SRM as a generator?

I think I understand the principles, even if not the details, of operating a VR/SRM as a motor. But I don't understand, and can't find any good explanation online of, the principles for how to use one ...
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Microstepping stepper motors

Good day, I am investigating the effects of varying stepping angles of a stepper motor on its power consumption. How does microstepping affect the power draw of stepper motors?
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Stepper Motors (NEMA-17) Won't Run When Wheels Are Attached

My team and I are creating a robot using 4 stepper motors with mecanum wheels and an Arduino Uno. The code appears to be correct, and the motors seem to run just fine on their own, but once we screw ...
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Using laser engraving for date stamping [closed]

This is my very first big project. I have to build a laser engraving machine for date stamping. I'm using Arduino Uno microcontroller and a CNC shield with GRBL control. Being fairly new to G-code, I ...
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CNC Shield V3 and step motor controls

I'm trying to build a laser engraver/cnc router with Arduino Uno, CNC Shield v3, A4988 step motor drivers. I'm newbie about electronics and Arduino so sorry if I'm asking non-sense things. I've ...
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stepper motor driver heats up

I have this motor driver design set up on a breadboard for a bipolar stepper motor. I was able to drive the motor forwards and backwards for about 5 minutes. I realized that two of the P mosfets were ...
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Single Arduino I/O pin driving multiple DVR8834 stepper driver boards

I working on a project that uses 6 NEMA 8 stepper motors very similar to This One, each stepper will be driven by a DVR8834 and the STEP/DIR logic supplied by a ATmega328P which has a VCC = 2.7V to 5....
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What model of stepper motor is this?

I am salvaging a stepper motor I found however I don't know what model it is. I tried google the number at the bottom of the motor, but nothing came out.
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Sequentially driving multiple stepper motors with 1 driver and 1 controller

I am trying to control multiple stepper motors sequentially (only one at a time) with one controller, one driver a multiplexer and a dedicated "relay" circuit (shown in red). The idea is instead of ...
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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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Matching Stepper Motor Driver with Power Supply

I recently purchased a nema 34 stepper motor and a DQ860MA stepper driver to use in a CNC router. I'm looking at purchasing a power supply, but I'm a little confused about the driver specs. The driver ...
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Using a 10V stepper motor with a 12V controller board

What should I do when using a 10V .5A NEMA14 stepper motor with this board: https://reprap.org/wiki/MiniRambo (beyond setting proper current limits in firmware)? If I understand it correctly, the ...
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24V, 3 Phase BDCM Controller Schematic

This may seem like a dumb question, but does anyone have a schematic for a BDCM controller. All I seem to be able to find are partial schematics or schematics that include a micro controller. My ...
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How do I add a bipolar stepper motor to this circuit? [closed]

I have just started electronics at school and cannot find any tutorials on how to do this. I am creating a circuit that when the light intensity increases a bipolar stepper motor will step clockwise ...
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Is it a good idea to use the motor voltage as a source for a logic regulated voltage?

I'm creating a circuit for controlling a NEMA17 step motor with 1.7A per phase. This motor will be driven with +12V. The logic part of the circuit will use +5V though. At the beginning, I was ...
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How to reverse direction of stepper motor with flip-flop

I am trying to reverse the direction of a stepper motor. The stepper motor drives a scanner head and when it gets to the end, I want it to reverse direction. I have some photo interrupters that ...
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Stepper motor close to PCB/MCU/ADC

and I apologize if the question is repeated. I tried to search around, but by my keywords main answers are about control of stepper motor with MCU and this is not my problem. In my design I want to ...
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H bridge design for bipolar motor

I'm working on a dual H bridge for a bipolar stepper motor. I found these two designs. I would like to know which design would you guys recommend and why? and if there is any component that might be ...
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Stepper motor dimensions reading

how to read the dimensions phi A,D,E at the pins 1+ / 1- /2+/ 2-
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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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Understanding the Design of Common ULN2803a Motor Driverboards (use of the capacitor in particular)

I'm studying a popular motor driver board based on the ULN2803a Darlington Array chip (top and bottom pictured below). A capacitor is between the common diode/flyback trace and GND. Does the ...
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Using Micrologix 1400 (1766-L32BXB) FET outputs to control frequency input to ST-M5045

There is a minimum current requirement in order to use the FET pins on the Micrologix controller of 21mA, and the output voltage of the pins are 24V. The ST-M5045 stepper driver data sheet says in ...
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Need to synchronize stepper motors

am using two A4988 drivers to control two NEMA 17 stepper motors with 1.8 degree full step resolution on Rpi 2b. I am using them as wheels. The motors are initially given ramp signal using PGPIO ...
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damping ringing in stepper motor phase current

I am modifying a stepper motor control circuit that uses Allegro A3959SLB PWM motor drivers. The purpose of the modification is to drive a more robust stepper at its rated 2A rms current, driven by a ...
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Finding geared stepper motor speed

I was trying to find the stepper motor speed and the datasheet shows that it has a gear ratio of 10(the data circled with red). I assume this means that the stepper motor has an attached gear head. My ...
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How does G-code determine what pins I used to set CNC motors at? [closed]

I want to develop a simple C# application to control a self-made CNC machine using Arduino Uno. I want to use G-code to accomplish that. Now what I don't understand is how G-code is interpreted in ...
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chances of A4988 motor driver creating back current through the STEP and DIR pins

I am trying to drive 2 stepper motors using A4988 motordrivers and I am using the following circuit diagram as shown in the image Only change from the above circuit diagram is that I have not ...
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Stepper motor - How to choose a driver

I want to know how can I choose stepper driver, once I have decided on the stepper motor that I wish to use. This is how I understand it: If a motor can draw a current of say 0.5 amps and operates on ...