Questions tagged [nema-17]

Use this tag for questions related to the NEMA standard stepper motor with type number "17" which stands for 1.7 x 1.7 inch (43.2 x 43.2 mm) stepper housing dimensions. The height of the stepper depends on the type, the larger the holding torque, the larger the height.

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Problems with the right Z axis

My 3D printer was working perfectly, but one day I put it inside an acrylic box and put it to work, that was not a good idea, because the Z axis grabbed the box, after that, the Z axis started to ...
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Can I use different sized steppers for different axes?

So basically, I have 3 different types of steppers. A NEMA 23 stepper for the Z-axis, a good quality NEMA 17 for Y-axis and another lower quality NEMA 17 for X-axis. This setup should work right?. I'...
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Y Axis motor is really loud

The Y-axis motor is really loud. The pitch of the sound varies depending the angle of the motor (in some angles the motor is silent, in others it's louder than a fan). I am looking for a solution ...
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Extruder doing the shimmy, How can I fix?

Printer: Monoprice Maker Select V2 3D Printer Problem: Extruder not working History: My extruder was clogged and I didn't realize it at first and I opened the extruder and pulled out the stuck piece ...
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How to connect a NEMA 17 stepper to RAMPS 1.4?

I have an NEMA 17 stepper motor 17HS4401 and a RAMPS 1.4 driver unit. The motor pinouts are: ...
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Cherry 3D printer Nema upgrade

I'm currently attempting to build the reprap Cherry 3D printer. I'm doing the Nema 17 upgrade for the printer. I realized that the instructions online are optimized for the 28byj-48 stepper motors. ...
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Can I use a pin header in a breadboard to wire up the z-axis motors in parallel?

Can I use a pin header with the molex on my Nema 17 motors and a bread board to wire up the z-axis motors in series? Also, do breadboards and pin headers have ratings, the way that wires do?
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How do I wire the z-axis motors in parallel on the Prusa i3?

There is a little circuit board, or breadboard or something in the diagram of the wiring for the i3. And it's mentioned that the z-axis motors need to be wired in parallel but beyond that they don't ...