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SparkFun Big Easy Driver Stepper Motor Driver Board for bi-Polar Stepper Motors

SparkFun Big Easy Driver Stepper Motor Driver Board for bi-Polar Stepper Motors

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Key Features

  • Bi-polar Microstepping Driver
  • Next version of the popular Easy Driver board
  • 1.4-1.7A/Phase w/o Heatsink
  • On-board 5V/3.3V Regulation

The Big Easy Driver, designed by Brian Schmalz, is a stepper motor driver board for bi-polar stepper motors up to a max 2A/phase. It is based on the Allegro A4988 stepper driver chip. It's the next version of the popular Easy Driver board.

Each Big Easy Driver can drive up to a max of 2A per phase of a bi-polar stepper motor. It is a chopper microstepping driver which defaults to 16 step microstepping mode. It can take a maximum motor drive voltage of around 30V, and includes on-board 5V/3.3V regulation, so only one supply is necessary. Although this board should be able to run most systems without active cooling while operating at 1.4-1.7A/phase, a heatsink is required for loads approaching 2A/phase.

Item Specific
Max Motor Drive Voltage: 30V
Basic soldering skills required
Optional heatsink may be required (Not included)