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n00b

Hi, I working on a project with an Arduino and a stepper motor driver (A4988)

And there are 2 grounds, one for the 8-34v PSU for the motor, and another for the Arduino.



If I'm powering the Arduino (in this case a Nano) VA a USB and using the 5V pin on the Arduino to power then VDD and a 5V sensor with the rest of the circuit via a 12V PSU can everything share the same ground or do I need to separate out a ground for both the 5V and 24V?

groundFungus

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Apr 17, 2019, 10:08 pm Last Edit: Apr 17, 2019, 10:09 pm by groundFungus
Every thing can share the same ground.  In fact, (I just checked) the 2 ground pins on the driver board are connected on the PC board.

n00b

In fact, (I just checked) the 2 ground pins on the driver board are connected on the PC board.
Thank you so much for going the extra step and checking that for me, sincerely appreciated!

And kudos for the Timex Sinclair 1000 avatar!

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