I am putting together a stepper motor based system and have a small question about stepper motor voltages and such.
My driver is a Toshiba TB6600 based driver with a specified input voltage of 9-40vdc.
My stepper motors are all NEMA 23 with 1.0A /phase and 5.1V/phase
I have two power supplies that I can use or will buy another.
Power supply #1 is 12V 15A
Power supply #2 is 24V with unknown amperage but more than 15 and used to drive 8 of these steppers through an intricate distribution system. I'm sure there would have been voltage reducers in there somewhere.
The stepper driver only has dip switches to control the amperage of the motor and nothing to set voltage. It also has the type of step but that I have figured out.
I guess the actual question is will my driver reduce the voltage of the stepper as needed or will the stepper handle what's thrown at it as long as I set the amperage correctly?
And which power supply would best suit the stepper driver?
Something else to be considered, I imagine, is the controller seems to want a control signal for some items but those appear to be sent to the driver from the controller and would likely, be 5v like from the arduino.
Any help appreciated.