M84: Stop idle hold ¶

  • Hi. I am using an extension board to drive external stepper driver. M84 is set to S30 in the config file but the motors stays in idle mode even after some minutes, causing the motors to get hot, but when I execute the M84 command manually the motors is released.

  • @jddt With M84 Sxx you set the timeout when motors are supposed to go into idle current state (not ending it). You set the idle current as a percentage with M906 Ixx. Motors will never turn them off completely without user interaction. This interaction might be M84 which without any further parameters will do what the title says, it will stop the idle hold mode of the motors and shut them off. The same can be achieved by issuing M18.

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