Hello again all,
I’m putting together a control box to house all/most of my electronics. What I want to do is mount 3 toggle switches for X Y Z stepper motors to be able to enable/disable each separately if I need to. I looked on google and didn’t find any info on how to wire the switches. So I ask you lovely people if anyone has done this and how. I am running external drivers on my ramps 1.4 board.
I’m thinking I can either switch 1 coil wire from each coil (2 wires) using a DPDT toggle switch, or switch the +12V of the driver. I’m also thinking that switching the driver on and off would/may not be that good for the driver, so I’m leaning towards my first option.
Is there another, better option that I haven’t thought of?
I use the LCD and don’t have a laptop/PC next to the machine to do it through repetier etc. I really do prefer to do it manually through switches, probably more than having the option on the LCD menu (which mine doesn’t have).
Any advice greatly appreciated as always