running 2 stepper motors off y axis?

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billytarrant
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running 2 stepper motors off y axis?

Post by billytarrant » Wed Jul 08, 2015 2:21 pm

Hi all.
Just received a gecko g540 to replace the stock arduino on my stock shapeoko 2 so i can use mach 3.
Just wiring it all up and am wondering whether i can wire the 2 y axis stepper motors (nema 17) off the 1 db9 solder cap into y axis on the gecko, or do i use 1 y stepper in the y axis and one y in the a axis? might be a stupid question but any help is appreciated.
cheers
Billy

fasteddy
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Re: running 2 stepper motors off y axis?

Post by fasteddy » Wed Jul 08, 2015 3:28 pm

I asked more or less the same question in this thread. Short answer is, yeah, you could do that, but you're much better off using the a+y on the G540.

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