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Help with Canon Pixma Stepper Answered

Hey all-

Looking for some help with this little motor I pulled from a scrap Canon Pixma.  I want to use it to drive a very basic tumbler for 3d printed parts. I'm using it and the geared shaft to drive the drum.  Can I run this directly from a wall-wart, and if so, can you tell me what flavor to look for?  I'd like to just solder barrel connectors on and run with it.

Thanks,

Jeff

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jeffw75

4 years ago

Image of motor here-

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alibenpuffjeffw75

Reply 4 years ago

From the looks of it, this isn't even a stepper, which isn't necessarily a bad thing in your case. To tell if it actually is a stepper or not, count the wires. If it has more than two, chances are, it really is a stepper, if it's two, it's most likely a DC motor which could be run from a wall wart (with suitable voltage and current, obviously).