how do I connect 2 stepper motors for a single Axis using two different drivers (slaved drives so I dont lose current)? Answered
I am currently building a cnc machine and realized that if I use two NEMA 23 to operate the Y-Axis from one controller, each would get half the current, I don't really have an understanding of electrical components but I keep reading forums suggesting I slav two drivers together using one signal input, I found the wiring diagram for the cnc I'm building and was wondering if someone could explain it to me or draw a diagram.
My understanding is I can use another driver that is powered separately but I run the signal wires for both motors from the same source, would this work or would this cause hardware issues or destroy the board. I would really appreciate any and all help.
I've included the image from the build I found, I was hoping someone could draw ontop of this or explain it to me in a diagram.