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Shield Motor V2 compatibility with stepper motor
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Shield Motor V2 compatibility with stepper motor

by ArdiBlu on Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:20 am

Hello,

I would like to use Arduino Mega ADK 3 with Adafruit Shield Motor V2 and 2 stepper motors with encoders on my Project. Currently I am looking at 12V and 0.4A dual shaft Nema 17 as my motors (https://www.omc-stepperonline.com/hybri ... 20Shaft%5D).
Would Nema 17 12V motors work with Motor Shield V2? Do I need any extra boards to power the motors or I could connect them straight to the Motor Shield V2 board? What would be the rated maximum speed?

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Re: Shield Motor V1 compatibility with stepper motor

by adafruit_support_bill on Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:45 am

Those motor specs are compatible with the V2 shield. You will need a 12v power supply capable of at lease 800mA to drive it.

Out of the box, I'd expect the maximum speed to be about 25 RPM. The maximum step rate is limited by the speed of the i2c bus and with such a high step-count (400 per rev) you will run into that limit quickly. It is possible to increase the i2c clock rate as described in the motor shield FAQ.

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Re: Shield Motor V2 compatibility with stepper motor

by ArdiBlu on Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:43 am

Thank you very much!

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