Hi folks, Just got my first order of electronics from Pololu. I had a question on the motor wiring to the driver. Have the little 200 step per rev 3.8V .67 A/phase and one coil pair is black/green the other red/blue. It has been a long time since I have worked on electronics project but if I remember right a coil does not care about polarity, correct?
In other words will it matter what wires are connected as long as one coil set from the motor is connected to the 1 A/B set on the driver?
edit: just a little later that same day After more research I found that I had miss understood the wiring info and how it connected the motor to the driver. Thankfully I did not power anything up.
I love how all the info to do things right is all there, just disjointed enough that a new person can mess things up!. With that being said I found https://forum.pololu.com/t/a4983-and-a4988-getting-started-guide/2789/1decrDude’s summery very helpful and have it downloaded. I think his summery is worth a ‘sticky’ so it stays at the top of this forum.
I know that the A4988 driver is no doubt used on countless brands of steppers but if i could suggest, it would be nice to reference very clear hook up directions for some of the motors offered by pololu. For me it took noticing one image on the motor listing that showed the colors that correlated to the letters, then reading the text below to find what letter connected to what pin out on the driver.