Stepper motor tester

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by bigcatman, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. bigcatman

    Thread Starter New Member

    Nov 17, 2011
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    Just a quick one.
    I've been looking for a stepper motor tester which will drive the motor forwards and backwards but also have indictors on it as well to show which direction the motor is travelling.
    I can't seem to find anything on-line and wondered if anyone has a diagram of such a thing?
     
  2. tracecom

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    Apr 16, 2010
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    A microcontroller could be programmed to cycle a stepper motor and light some LED's to show the direction of rotation, however the software would have to be written for a specific motor step angle and the hardware would need to be designed for a defined range of voltage and current.

    Are you wanting to test a lot of identical steppers or are you wanting a fixture for testing a variety of motors? What are the motor specifications?
     
  3. bigcatman

    Thread Starter New Member

    Nov 17, 2011
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    Many thanks for your help.

    I'm looking at testing different motors.
    Specs wise, there's a lot of motors, so posting on here would be pointless.

    Looks like a no go area by the sounds of it as it's too intense and time consuming to do.
     
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