FT-5 wiring question



  • The FT-5 has 2 y motors. What is best use the one y driver on the board or add a expansion board for second motor?



  • There's a stepper driver that has two connections, you could use that driver for Y.

    You could also connect the steppers in series, and connect them to a single port. Or you could assign them to two different stepper drivers, since there's a total of 5 on the board. Z, Y1, Y2, X, E.



  • Heres what I use

    M584 X0 Y1:4 Z2 E3                             ; Map to specific drives
    
    M569 P0 S0                                     ; Drive 0 - X
    M569 P1 S0                                     ; Drive 1 - Y
    M569 P2 S1                                     ; Drive 2 - Z
    M569 P3 S0                                     ; Drive 3 - E0
    M569 P4 S1                                     ; Drive 4 - Y
    
    


  • The Folger Tech FT-5 has 2z , 2y, 1x. So if I just use the Duetwifi with out the Duex2/5 I will have to connect the Y steppers in series. Can I series the Y steppers without causing problems or should I add the Duex2/5?
    Can the E1 be mapped to run second y steppers?



  • Yes, you can series the Y motors. That's what's happening on the stepper driver that has two connectors.

    Yes, you can also run the second Y from E1, as commented above.



  • @elmoret:

    Yes, you can series the Y motors. That's what's happening on the stepper driver that has two connectors.

    Yes, you can also run the second Y from E1, as commented above.

    Thanks



  • @Texzin:

    The Folger Tech FT-5 has 2z , 2y, 1x. So if I just use the Duetwifi with out the Duex2/5 I will have to connect the Y steppers in series. Can I series the Y steppers without causing problems or should I add the Duex2/5?
    Can the E1 be mapped to run second y steppers?

    My config above is for a FT5 Z is on the Z port (both connectors).



  • @iDevelo:

    @Texzin:

    The Folger Tech FT-5 has 2z , 2y, 1x. So if I just use the Duetwifi with out the Duex2/5 I will have to connect the Y steppers in series. Can I series the Y steppers without causing problems or should I add the Duex2/5?
    Can the E1 be mapped to run second y steppers?

    My config above is for a FT5 Z is on the Z port (both connectors).

    Thanks


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