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Enable Stepper Motors

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:21 am
by carpetfiber101
Hi Buildbotics,
I love the controller! Is there a code to enable/disable current to the stepper motors?

I need to set "idle-current = 2 amps" while the machine is running. It'd be great if there was a command to allow me to turn on and off the steppers when they're not being used (loading new material to be machined and the like). Is this possible? ( I know I can do it in the settings, but a command would be very quick, easy, and could be in the program).

Thanks for the help and great controller.

Matt A.

Re: Enable Stepper Motors

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:06 am
by Doug
We do not have a command to do this. However, all the motors get tuned off when the machine goes into estop. You could click the estop button. Beware that estop clears all position information so you will have to re-home the machine after the estop clears.

Re: Enable Stepper Motors

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:18 pm
by carpetfiber101
Ok thanks! While we can't always have our cake and eat it too, the e-stop trick will save some time!