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Need more info on 512 step motor.
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Need more info on 512 step motor.

by astroboy907 on Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:44 am

I am building a motorized timelapse pan/tilt camera mount, and was wanting to use this motor in the project. However, there is a a lack of info on the site, like how much amperage it draws (crucial as I am battery-powering the entire project), as well as how slow it can go (I need less than 1 revolution an hour, most likely going to be using a 2:1 reducer on this as well as the gearing existing in the motor.

I only have 3 weeks to build this! So answers ASAP would be SUPER appreciated!!
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Re: Need more info on 512 step motor.

by adafruit_support_bill on Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:31 am

The motor draws about 130mA/phase. There is no lower limit on the speed. This is a stepper motor so you control the step rate.

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Re: Need more info on 512 step motor.

by astroboy907 on Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:53 pm

Sweet, thats just in my range of power....
Excuse the blond moment. I was rather exhausted and frustrated at the time of writing... :)

So one more thing I might ask- could you somehow describe the torque of the motor (the holding torque I assume). Frankly transferring torque-weights and newtons isnt giving me any Ideas... could this support a 1lb weight at a right angle perhaps? Just wondering if I can use the same type motor for the pan and tilt portions of it. Thanks so much for your quick help, by the way...
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Re: Need more info on 512 step motor.

by adafruit_support_bill on Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:04 pm

could this support a 1lb weight at a right angle perhaps?

At what offset from the axis? You need to know more than the force to calculate the torque.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torque

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Re: Need more info on 512 step motor.

by astroboy907 on Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:00 pm

1.5" or thereabouts (for the tilt portion of the head)
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Re: Need more info on 512 step motor.

by adafruit_support_bill on Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:31 am

From the specs it says 2 oz-force*in. 1 lb @ 1.5" would be 24 oz-force*in. This motor won't do it.

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