Descriptions: This stepper motor driver lets you to operate bipolar stepper motors in full-, half-, quarter-, eighth- and sixteenth-step modes , with an output drive capacity of up to 35 V and 2 A. The translator is the key to the easy implementation of the A4988 Simply inputting one pulse on the STEP input drives the motor one microstep. There are no phase sequence tables, high frequency control lines, or complex interfaces to program. The A4988 interface is an ideal fit for applications where a complex microprocessor is unavailable or is overburdened. Features: Simple step and direction control interface Five different step resolutions: full-step, half-step, quarter-step, eighth-step, and sixteenth-step Adjustable current control lets you set the maximum current output with a potentiometer, which lets you use voltages above your stepper motor rated voltage to achieve higher step rates Intelligent chopping control that automatically selects the correct current decay mode (fast decay or slow decay) Over-temperature thermal shutdown, under-voltage lockout, and crossover-current protection Short-to-ground and shorted-load protection Warning: Connecting or disconnecting a stepper motor while the driver is powered can destroy the driver. (More generally, rewiring anything while it is powered is asking for trouble.) Package Inclueds: 1 x A4988 stepper motor driver.
Proven Allegro A4988 Stepper Motor IC
Simple and proven “Step” and “Direction” control method
High-temperature thermal shutdown, under-voltage lockout, and crossover current protection Built-in short protection
8-35VDC input 1.0A continuous current per phase (no heatsink nor airflow cooling) 2.0A continuous current per phase (with adequate heat-sinking/cooling) 3-5.5V logic input
full, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, and 1/16 microstepping modes Unsoldered (but included) header pins