Cnc circuit

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by lancellot07, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. lancellot07

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jul 2, 2012
    i have to questions to ask:

    1.anybody has an idea about using 12v stepper motor for x and y axis,, and 24v stepper motor for x axis for their power? is it possible?

    2. is it possible also to use a combination of unipolar and bipolar stepper motor for my x, y, and z axis?
  2. BillB3857

    Senior Member

    Feb 28, 2009
    The amount of motion will depend uppon Step/Direction commands and the number of steps per rev of the motor, as well as whether the stepper driver is a micro-step or full step configuration. The voltage per axis would make no difference as long as the stepper driver matches the motor. Others may have different thoughts.
  3. Brownout

    Well-Known Member

    Jan 10, 2012

    Can you make that part more clear?

    Yes. Absolutely.
  4. tubeguy

    Well-Known Member

    Nov 3, 2012
    Here's an interesting read:

    With chopper drive you can mix different voltage stepper motors using a single higher voltage supply provided it has adequate current.
    It can improve stepper motor performance.
  5. lancellot07

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jul 2, 2012
  6. THE_RB

    AAC Fanatic!

    Feb 11, 2008
    People have already said YES.

    The controller produces a STEP and DIR signal for each stepper motor driver.

    After that you can connect any 3 stepper motor drivers you like, and any 3 motors, running from any 3 voltages.

    It will all work fine as long as the stepper motor drivers accept standard logic-level STEP and DIR wires.