What type of stepper motor is this?

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crazybuoy

Joined Sep 19, 2010
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I have a stepper motor with five wires, I have recognized four winding wires. But the fifth wire does not show any reading on multi-meter with any wire. The fifth wire is only attached to motor body. I would like to ask:

What is the purpose of 5th wire?
How to use 5th wire?
Is it bipolar stepper motor?
 

PeterCoxSmith

Joined Feb 23, 2015
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I have a stepper motor with five wires, I have recognized four winding wires. But the fifth wire does not show any reading on multi-meter with any wire. The fifth wire is only attached to motor body. I would like to ask:

What is the purpose of 5th wire?
How to use 5th wire?
Is it bipolar stepper motor?
This is a useful reference document.
https://learn.adafruit.com/downloads/pdf/all-about-stepper-motors.pdf
See page 12, there is a type of unipolar motor winding with 5 leads, but a buzz through of the wires should tell you if this is the type of motor you have.

If fifth wire goes to case, it may be a shield.
 

Hypatia's Protege

Joined Mar 1, 2015
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This is a useful reference document.
https://learn.adafruit.com/downloads/pdf/all-about-stepper-motors.pdf
See page 12, there is a type of unipolar motor winding with 5 leads, but a buzz through of the wires should tell you if this is the type of motor you have.

If fifth wire goes to case, it may be a shield.
Yebut -- The OP states that the 'fifth lead' shows no continuity to the others -- my guess is he's got hold of a four lead 'bipolar' equipped with a ground/shield lead --- My $.02 and worth about as much:oops::cool:

Best regards
HP:)
 
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