I am setting up a steeper motor. My spec reads need fo a 24 V source.I have a power source supply that reads -12, -5, 0, +5, +12. Does grounding the output lead -12 and the positive to +12 will give me 24 volts?
Can you post a link to the motor?
Hi jecalderon, I looked at the Minebea website, in particular the 17PM series. The torque/frequency data given there is done at 24 volts, but it doesn't say that is the only voltage they will run at. They do however all require a bit over 1 amp, so your power supply (rated at 1 amp) is lacking there. So I'd suggest getting a more robust (V and A) power supply.
OK, there's the picture. What you have not supplied is the web page detailing the power supply.First step, take your multimeter, set it to various resistance ranges and measure between "G" and "FG". If there is any continuity at all, you can not use it with the -12V terminal as your "ground".
The resistant between FG and G reads 6.7 MOhms.
Later... if your AC cable has three pins when you observe it after disconnecting the mains plug from the wall socket...... you can use the multimeter to carry out a continuity test between 'G' terminal and the earth pin. And do the same for the 'FG' terminal and the earth pin.
I am puzzled - did you read my reply #7 and his answer in #10 which cover these details?