Thursday, May 03, 2007

motor needs specific controller

Recently visited Jeroen's web site (had seen this before when researching my Super Polaris mount).

Heard back from Jeroen today.
To run the MT-1 motor unfortunately requires a controller of some form. The MT-1 is a so-called unipolar stepping motor that consists of a number of phases that need electric pulses of exactly the right length in exactly the right sequence. This requires non-trivial electronics. If you have knowledge of electronics you might be able to build such a controller. The simplest (but most expensive) option would be to use the Vixen SD-1 controller.
Looks like I need to go shopping again...

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