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how to get correct sequence of stepper motor? Answered

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seandogue

8 years ago

Best way is to identify the motor (sn, pn, etc.), then visit the mfg site for tech info or otherwise contact them for the proper sequencing.

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orksecurityseandogue

Answer 8 years ago

That's certainly the professional approach. A bit of online research may turn up all the info you need.

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seandogueorksecurity

Answer 8 years ago

That's the general approach for most things technical. It's efficient, it's most often accurate, and it usually saves all involved parties time and unnecessary effort.

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orksecurityseandogue

Answer 8 years ago

And if it doesn't work, you do always have trial-and-error (or trying to trace out circuitry) to fall back on.

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seandogueorksecurity

Answer 8 years ago

Inthe case of many things, yes, that's always an option. Just not my first choice, especially when I only have one of something like a stepper, which can be compromised by improper use. I consider trial and error to be a second choice. Educational, no question, but I didn't see anything that said the author was interested in empirically determining the proper configuration and defaulted to mirroring my own experience and method.

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Re-designorksecurity

Answer 8 years ago

I thought that using the trial and error method he might learn something in the process.

But I guess that locating and reading a data sheet might be learning something also.

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rickharris

8 years ago

1. Find out how it works and what type it is - this will give you an idea of the connections. 2. identify each coil connection with a multi meter or LED and battery 3. Set up manual switches so you can turn each coil on and off and see what happens. 4 experiment now with different order of switches.

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Re-design

8 years ago

By trial and error.