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How do I wire the z-axis motors in parallel on the Prusa i3?

In the diagram, they do show the wires connecting together, which is right. You can accomplish that just about any way you like, so long as you pair up the wires correctly from one motor to the other. ...
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How do I wire the z-axis motors in parallel on the Prusa i3?

For some unknown reason, everywhere everybody is saying that Z stepper motors need to be connected in parallel... And this was always the only obvious way, until recently some people started to ...
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How to connect a NEMA 17 stepper to RAMPS 1.4?

There are very many combinations that will work. A bipolar stepper has 2 coils. Swapping the coils, or reversing the polarity of a coil, will simply cause the stepper to rotate in the opposite ...
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Can I use different sized steppers for different axes?

Each axis is fine using a different stepper size and/or quality. You will still need to tune their operating current and steps/mm for each of course. Make sure your motor mounts fit too. Where it ...
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Extruder doing the shimmy, How can I fix?

It was the stepper driver, Replacing the motherboard fixed the issue.
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Problems with the right Z axis

I've had this happen before on various Prusa i3 style printers, especially with my homemade tight self printed POM linear bearings for the Z linear shaft. The problem is that the right side Z axis has ...
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Y Axis motor is really loud

The sounds are mainly caused by the bed resonating with the stepper motor, and this will vary with the speed of the stepper motor. The best solution is to use "silent" stepper motor drivers (e.g. ...
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Cherry 3D printer Nema upgrade

Cherry 3D printer with Nema 17 = Small Prusa i3, so the screws are the same M3 with the length you need according your mounting upgrade.
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Can I use a pin header in a breadboard to wire up the z-axis motors in parallel?

You could absolutely do that. Ultimately, the amount of current you can push through a wire/breadboard/connector depends on its resistance: for a given current I, a component with a resistance of R ...
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