Help: NEMA 23 High-Torque Stepper Motors
Looking for some help with a rather unusual problem - I'm using fairly large stepper motors, and I'm currently unable to get them to work.
The motors I'm using are at the following page:
I've wired the motors in the bipolar parallel configuration according to the diagram. I used A1 as Positive and A2 as negative, similar for B. When I start to home the unit, the motors jerk like they're about to move, but then cut out. I can move them by hand afterward, so I know they aren't idling. I plugged them into the extruder driver and I notice the same behavior - but it will only make a jerk and refuse to move (only the first time I try, thereafter there is no movement until I reset the unit).
I've plugged in a regular nema 17 in and it will run fine off of the drivers.
Any suggestions? Here's some of my settings below:
M92 X40 Y40 Z40 ; Set axis steps/mm
M906 X2000 Y2000 Z2000 E2000 I60 ; Set motor currents (mA) and increase idle current to 60%
M201 X50 Y50 Z50 E500 ; Accelerations (mm/s^2)
M203 X1000 Y1000 Z1000 E3600 ; Maximum speeds (mm/min)
M566 X500 Y500 Z500 E1200 ; Maximum instant speed changes mm/minute
My best guess is that I'm triggering some kind of short in the driver. It has the same behavior no matter the motor current (Even 1 mA). I believe I'm running 1.14ish of the firmware. I have a 24V power supply.
fcwilt last edited by
Try spec'ing a lower current as a test.
Have you read this?
I may have found the problem… whomever developed the 1A 1B 2A 2B notation on drivers (vs A+ A-, B+ B-) deserves to be shot...
Yeah, that was problem… grumble grumble grumble