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Embarrassed

Anyway, one stepper motor not working on the tilt, seems to be jamming.
Tried to get the mirror off to open it up and see why......one broken mirror.!
With my clumsy thick fingers, i also managed to knock a couple of pins of the IC's when i was checking the board for any problems.
Angry

So now i need a new mirror, a stepper motor - (abstract want £37.50 plus VAT just for this) and a new IC chip for pan tilt....

Looks like i'm going to have to make do with 3 for the time being!
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Originally posted by J Arthur Rank J Arthur Rank wrote:

Embarrassed

 and a new IC chip for pan tilt....


 
The chip you mean, is it the main ic programme chip or just the stepper motor chip. These are called darlington transistor arrays(???) Ive got a tube of them somewhere. If you send me the number on (ULN.... i think) them ill have a search.
 


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darlington chips.
For the steppers - number is ULN 2803A
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote J Arthur Rank Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 January 2009 at 8:31am

Cheers.

No more flea bay for me.!
Farnell have them in stock also, and some form of stepper motors that are a little cheaper than Abstract.
But my local Maplins "dont stock fings like that, specialist stuff innit! Be cheaper to frow it away an buy dis for fifty quid innit!"
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What part number you going for at Farnell for the motors?
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Hi.
I have just purchased a stepper motor for my VR8 from Farnell that was posted on the forum.
 
Does anyone know the wiring from the original to the new Farnell one?
 
4 colours (red, orange, yellow, brown) are the same on both but old one has green & grey new one has black & white.
 
I have tried wiring them together & then swapping them but motor doesn't appear to do the right thing.
 
Can anyone help?
 
Darren.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote monkeypuzzle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 March 2009 at 11:23pm
The only thing i can suggest to find whigh wire does what is to draw 2 grids like this:

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2
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where the number represents the colour of the wires. meter out on resistance the different combinations and write the value in the relevent box, do this for both and it will give you an idea as to what is what. been a long time since i've done this but draw four coils in a square with the ends joined.... acctually, Its worth doing a search for stepper motor wiring and you'll find a few useful ideas explained much better...
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Hi, thanks for info.
I didnt have a good working motor to compare with so after finding the 2 +12V wires I just mixed the others up until I got something good out of it.
 
All seems ok.
 
Cheers
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