Driving two stepper motors from one A4988 driver

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Hennie
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Driving two stepper motors from one A4988 driver

Post by Hennie » Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:48 pm

CNC shield V3 on arduino uno clone with A4988 drivers. I have two steppers motors on the y-axis, Can I safely connect both stepper motors to the y-axis A4988 driver. Stepper Motor: Mema17: 4v ;1.2A per phase. I am using GRBL software

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Re: Driving two stepper motors from one A4988 driver

Post by Bertus Kruger » Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:06 pm

If they are connected in parallel, yes. It will have the power of the stepper driver thought.

Are you already using the 4th socket on the board? It was designed for this purpose...

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