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My Ramps 1.5 setup part II

In this part I got the display and hardware programmed to work. So now it is time to get the motor running. The leadshine DM556 driver has only 4 terminals for the steppermotor.. and my motor has 8 wires. Luckily the motor comes with a schema how to connect it:

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Did some research on parallel and series setups. From what I understand parallel is better, but you need to have a capable driver for it to work. I'm using parallel for now.

I gave the DM556 a 24V powersupply and connected DIR and STEP from the RAMPS board (yes it works without ENABLE), like this:

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At first I had a problem that the steppermotor would only turn one direction. This turned out to be a NC endswitch on the RAMPS. Solved that with a jumper.

Now it does this:

Awesome..