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Fault on DQ542MA Stepper Motor Driver

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Sam Jones, Sep 7, 2018.

  1. Sam Jones

    Sam Jones New
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    Hey,

    I'm using a Nema23 Stepper Motor with the DQ542MA Stepper Motor Driver and 24v (250watt) Power Supply.

    I've had the stepper motor working with no issues, controlled by a Raspberry Pi, start this morning after running the stepper motor through a few turns the Driver stopped sending power to the motor and both the red and green LEDs seems to flash at the same time, although the green led is less bright than the red one.

    The motor is receiving a weak intermittent power signal as you can turn the motor slightly in time with the blinking LEDs.

    Has anyone see anything like this before? Feels like the driver is knackered as nothing changed between it working and not working?

    Thanks
    Sam
     
  2. GrayUK

    GrayUK Openbuilds Team Elder
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    Hi Sam.
    Can you make a copy of this post and send it to the Parts Store as well?
    Use their "Chat With Us" blue box in the bottom right
    There's a good chance they will know if this problem has occurred in the past.
    Cheers
    Gray
     
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  3. Sam Jones

    Sam Jones New
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    I've just done this now, thanks Gray.
     
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  4. Mark Carew

    Mark Carew OpenBuilds Team
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    Thanks guys :thumbsup: The Part Store will get you back up and running quickly.
     

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