Wiring - RS 440-442 motors StepperBee+

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Viking4, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. Viking4

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    Apr 22, 2012
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    Hi, Guy`s,

    I`m looking to link two stepper motors to the StepperBee+ but havent a clue how to proceed (I`m a complete novice to the world of electronics).

    I would be most grateful if someone would inform me as to which wire goes where on the board, which need to be coupled together, where the power leads go etc so I don`t blow anything.

    My intention is to run both motors from two seperate 5vdc supply, which, if I have read right, negates the need for dropper resistors to control the current. Speed of motor is not of great importance, although the motors will, I hope, be capable of manouvering a camera just over a kilo in weight.

    Thank you in advance.



    RS 440 - 442 Unipolar stepper motor: http://alumni.ipt.pt/~lrafael/esmotor.pdf


    Stepper motor`s 8 leads:


    Yellow

    Green

    Black

    Red

    Yellow/White stripe

    Green/White stripe

    Black/White stripe

    Red/White stripe


    StepperBee+: http://www.pc-control.co.uk/images/StepperBee+ Manual.pdf
     
  2. bertus

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    Apr 5, 2008
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    Hello,

    Did you notice the following drawings in the given manuals?

    By connecting the two sets of white / color wires you can adapt the motor for the stepperbee:

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    Bertus
     
  3. Viking4

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    Apr 22, 2012
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    Hi, Bertus, and thank you for your reply.

    To the uninitiated like myself these things can look pretty daunting, but better to ask rather than guess and maybe destroy the board or motor.

    With regard to the attached thumbnail, which of the wires connect to the positive side of the power supply ?

    Many thanks
     
  4. P-MONKE

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    Mar 14, 2012
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    The ones that are joined together (commoned) in the first thumbnail.
     
  5. Viking4

    Thread Starter New Member

    Apr 22, 2012
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    Thank you for your reply, P-MONKE, I now feel more confident to give it a go.

    Cheers
     
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