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Offline Jackal

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Do step & direction wires need to be shielded cable?
« on: May 23, 2011, 05:15:42 PM »
 It's time for the step & direction wires from the B_O_B to the Geckos.

Do these need to be shielded cable?

If so, what gauge?

I have some of the shielded cable  left from the factory wiring. It's not very heavy gauge.

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Re: Do step & direction wires need to be shielded cable?
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2011, 05:42:29 PM »
Dont need to be heavy, not sure of your USA gauges but just signal wiring is needed but definitely shielded in my opinion.
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Re: Do step & direction wires need to be shielded cable?
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2011, 05:44:11 PM »
Would encoder wire work?

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Re: Do step & direction wires need to be shielded cable?
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2011, 06:20:30 PM »
Would be perfect, encoder signals and step/dir signals are basically the same thing :)
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