1. #1
    Can anyone recomend suitable connectors for stepper motors.

    I want to be able to easily dissconnect the motors.

    I have the 4 wire type so I guess I'll need a 5 pole connector to accomodate the screening.

    The motors are rated at 6 amps.

    Any ideas and names of suppliers most appreciated.

    Cheers Nick.

  2. I use these off ebay, good for 6A, 4 poles plus the case is the screen. They do 5 or more poles as well...

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  4. #3
    Since I stared fitting machine I have standardised on 4 pin XLR plugs.

    http://www.arceurotrade.co.uk/Catalo...ng-Accessories

    They are pretty universal and you are guaranteed a re supply of the same item quickly.
    Also available from RS, Farnell and CPC but I think Maplins have discontinued the 4 pin ones.
    John S -

  5. #4
    I can do you a bag of 10 plugs and 10 sockets for... 6 Inc p&p.

    Send me a PM if you’re interested, you should note they are not the latching sockets but worked well for me.

    Lee
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  6. #5
    Lee those look like din sockets, I didnt think the current handling was that good!

    Irving those are the ones I use but have to drill them out to take the 4 core cable I use! but they work fine.

    Peter

  7. Quote Originally Posted by ptjw7uk View Post
    Lee those look like din sockets, I didnt think the current handling was that good!

    Irving those are the ones I use but have to drill them out to take the 4 core cable I use! but they work fine.

    Peter
    Yeah, the clamps were a tad snug but I got away with it on my 4-core as I am only running 2A per core

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    Whatever you use get good quality latching connectors, one loose plug and that's a fried driver and a load of hassle.

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    John S -

  9. Quote Originally Posted by John S View Post
    Whatever you use get good quality latching connectors, one loose plug and that's a fried driver and a load of hassle.

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    Thats why I like my screw down ones, good positive connect that can't get pulled out... and they're cheap (a set of 3 for less than a single pair of XLR!)

    Also they dont stick out as far as the XLRs!

  10. #9
    I have found the Lumberg screw locking DIN connectors very good. Although they are officially 5 Amp, they are so over-engineered that 6 or 7 amps souldn't faze them.http://www.rapidonline.com/productin...66501#techspec


    Mike

  11. #10
    Hi Nickmodelmaker,

    After looking at DIN, XLR etc. I also settled on the chassis plug that Irving2008 mentioned, although I bought mine from Maplin and paid more than that ebay price :sad:. I like them because they are compact, can't fall out, and have a good current rating (for my needs). Recommended.

    Barry
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