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Slave my steppers. I have no idea!! Please help.
« on: April 18, 2014, 10:18:31 PM »
Hi. I am building number two CNC router with two stepper motors running my Y axis. I have an additional drive and have also read on the forum about slaving in Mach 3. What I cant find out is how to wire them together. Does anyone please kindly have a wiring diagram I can look at?

I have 4 wire stepper motors, DQ542MA drivers and a breakout board. Mr Hood I read a reply you wrote about this but I could not find anything about how to wire it up.
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Boyd

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Re: Slave my steppers. I have no idea!! Please help.
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2014, 08:42:15 AM »
Set up the 4th motor as the A axis, and slave the A axis to the X with Config > Slave axis.
Nothing gets wired "together".
Gerry

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Re: Slave my steppers. I have no idea!! Please help.
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2014, 05:49:13 PM »
Hi. Thanks. I worked it out. I do wonder though if I can tack two motors onto one of the outputs of my power supply. Must do some calculations. Best regards