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Old 01-21-2018, 02:31 PM   #1
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Can an Arduino be used as a controller for this Vexta stepper driver?
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Old 01-21-2018, 03:40 PM   #2
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Probably, but the input pins are out of focus you photo. Post a better photo of the connectors and we can give a definite answer.


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better pic also I have manual in PDF if that helps
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Old 01-23-2018, 02:14 AM   #4
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Yes, those are fairly simple to control with a Arduino or other microcontroller.

For testing, you can connect a momentary on pushbutton to CW or CCW, and for each push of the button, the motor should move 1 step.
I don't remember if H.OFF should be jumpered, but its in the manual for the driver, so is the correct setup for the small switches.

If you are using it with a Arduino, use some optocouplers to isolate the arduino from the controller, or the arduino will die.
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It is more common to find arduino programs that generate a step and a direction signal, rather than the CW CCW of this driver. It should not be hard to program around.

I suspect the driver has an opto built into it. Using an external one as well could make for slow response.
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If someone could link to the Arduino (or other) hardware that I need it would be very much appreciated.
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