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Nema 17 max speed? Answered

What is the max speed of a NEMA 17 motor like this one? I will use a easydriver+arduino. Would there be a different stepper driver i should use (that is still cheap)?

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Kenny Industries (author)2018-02-23

With Ramping and Pololu a4988 at max and 1/16 microstepping I managed to get it to 900 RPM, if the condition is right. Usually it gets around 800 RPM. 12V btw.

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rickharris (author)2016-11-06

As DU says Not that easy to answer.

Because of the way a stepper motor works the faster you step it the less torque your going to get. Depending on what your doing with it this may be the limiting factor.

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Downunder35m (author)2016-11-06

Max speed is relative and the only safe way to get both high speed AND enough torque is to use either a suitable or really good hardware.
Problem is the timing and how the driver actually controls the motor.
Might be easier to seek a different option if speed is the only concern....

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