Perhaps because I am only looking at the electronics and not the magnetics. Before I bought some stepper motors I did some research. Try Ebay – search for 3amp or 5amp stepper driver boards. Lots of confusion in this thread. I’m not expert,it clear, so your comments raise some further questions. Perhaps the a Gecko drive? It is either moving in 1,2,3,4 order or 4,3,2,1 order.

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Is the principle that by reversing polarity the motor will turn by magnetic repulsion as opposed to attraction or vice versa? You need to get a proper stepper motor driver board that takes step and direction signals from the Arduino and has the ability to limit the current to protect the motor while driving it with a high voltage – 20, 30 50 volts.

I’m not expert,it clear, so your comments raise some further questions. The reason that a DC motor doesn’t require a current-feedback chopper is that it has significant back-EMF while rotating.

LMD driver for bipolar motor

An L just bundles up the comparators and flipflop that I mentioned in the previous paragraph. You don’t need to control the current, because the mechanics of the motor kind of do that automatically: If your project uses a few motors you can buy boards that drive 3 or 4 motors and that may work out cheaper. I strongly recommend that you read the L datasheet in conjunction with the L datasheet they are designed to work togetherbecause of the understanding of stepper motor control it will give you.

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It is either moving in mld18200 order or 4,3,2,1 order.

You could also use an L as the current controller, but you would still need to do your step sequencing manually, but that’s not great chore.

LMD driver for bipolar motor. Lmr18200 dc motor reverses direction by reversing polarity. It didn’t take long to discover that companies like Allegro know more about driving stepper motors than I will ever know so I decided to use an A chip. H-bridge chips are not intended for driving high current stepper motors.

If you used an L as the H-bridge, you would typically use an L as the current chopper and wtepper controller. If you want to use the LMD H-bridges to control your steppers, you can; you just need to provide an external circuit that does current control. Unlike a dc motora stepper motor requires power to maintain a lmd18200 position. Then I did a bit more research and discovered it would be a lot simpler still to buy a ready-made stepper motor driver board from Pololu.

LMD18200 H Bridge DC & Stepper Motor Controller IC

Before I bought some stepper motors I did some research. A bipolar stepper motor REQUIRES two H bridges to drive it, but it also unless it is a very low-power model with high winding resistance also requires a current-control circuit.


His motor has 6 wires unipolar lmd1200 he is only using 4 so he still has to energize two windings at all times. If you buy a dedicated stepper controller like an A or TB, the chip includes all three components: See the attached table for the sequence. Is it referring to unipolar motor?

Try Ebay kmd18200 search for 3amp or 5amp stepper driver boards. Two or three hours spent thinking and reading documentation solves most programming problems.

Robin2 Brattain Member Posts: Are you referring half-step mode? The ONLY thing that changes is the sequence.

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And, incidentally, most of the “proper” stepper motor driver boards can’t drive 5-wire steppers. Tell us what you are using for a power supply, and we’ll go from there. They are really intended for driving DC motors. I thought that a stepper motor could only work by attraction. That diagram refers to a 5-wire stepper.

Thanks in advance for your help.