Adruino Uno with Stepper motors power supley

Hi guys ,

I am trying to build a pen plotter , or better said a Cnc (after upgrading it ), its my first project with Adruino , i googled for a long time but i think the best way to get a good advice in in the -+ Forum :slight_smile:

he is my set :
I bought an Adruino Uno R3 here the link,
with A4988 Stepper Motor Driver

and a 3 stepper Motors nema 17 , link ,

my question in : what is the best and safe way to power them all , i mean the adrruino Uno and the 3 Nema 17? iis 12 Vold and 2 Amps ok or what do you think guys !
Plz help me , i don´t wand start my project fals

Those motors may overload the A4988 - but you might get away with it. Each motor requires about 2 * 1.5 * 2.3 = 7 watts. So 3 motors will require about 21 watts. A 12v 2amp power supply can only provide about 24 watts so I suspect it is marginal. But the web page also mentions 1.3 amps (rather than 1.5) and I have no idea which is correct. Make sure you have a large capacitor on the output from the power supply to help average out the demands from the motors.

The motors will perform better (faster) with an even higher voltage - 24v, for example.

Whether using 12v or 24v make sure you set the current limit correctly on the A4988s or you risk damaging your motors.

I think I would give the Arduino its own power supply just in case the fluctuations caused by the motors affect it.

Stepper Motor Basics
Simple Stepper Code
also look up the AccelStepper library

what about thise one

That certainly has enough amps :slight_smile: