Stepper Motor: Unipolar/Bipolar, 200 Steps/Rev, 57×56mm, 3.6V, 2 A/Phase
This high-torque hybrid stepping motor has a 1.8° step angle (200 steps/revolution). Each phase draws 2 A at 3.6 V, allowing for a holding torque of 9 kg-cm (125 oz-in). The motor has six color-coded wires terminated with bare leads that allow it to be controlled by both unipolar and bipolar stepper motor drivers. When used with a unipolar stepper motor driver, all six leads are used. When used with a bipolar stepper motor driver, the center-tap yellow and white wires can be left disconnected (the red-blue pair gives access to one coil and the black-green pair gives access to the other coil). We recommend using it as a bipolar stepper motor.
NEMA 23 stepper motor (item #1475) mounted with a steel L-bracket for NEMA 23 stepper motors.
- Size: 56.4 mm square × 56 mm, not including the shaft (NEMA 23)
- Weight: 0.7 kg (25 oz)
- Shaft diameter: 6.35 mm (0.25″) “D”
- Steps per revolution: 200
- Current rating: 2 A per coil
- Voltage rating: 3.6 V
- Resistance: 1.8 Ω per coil
- Holding torque: 9 kg-cm (125 oz-in)
- Inductance: 2.5 mH per coil
- Lead length: 30 cm (12″)
- Output shaft supported by two ball bearings
More specifications are available in the datasheet (49k pdf).
The following diagram shows the stepper motor dimensions in mm. The output D-shaft has a 0.25″ (6.35 mm) diameter with a section that is flattened by 0.5 mm (note: the diagram below incorrectly lists this flattened width as 6 mm when it is really 5.85 mm). This shaft works with our 1/4″ universal mounting hub and 1/4″ scooter wheel adapter.
The inside of a bipolar stepper motor.
Stepper Motor Applications
Stepper motors are generally used in a variety of applications where precise position control is desirable and the cost or complexity of a feedback control system is unwarranted. Here are a few applications where stepper motors are often found:
- CNC machines
- 3D printer/prototyping machines (e.g. RepRap)
- Laser cutters
- Pick and place machines
- Linear actuators
- Hard drives