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how do I connect 2 stepper motors for a single Axis using two different drivers (slaved drives so I dont lose current)? Answered

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Hello, 
 
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.

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Downunder35m (author)2018-01-11

You do realise that the current can be adjusted on the stepper driver?
Using two motors in parallel means using a driver that can handle at least twice the current of a single motor.
And if adjusted correctly it just works fine....

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Do you know which driver would be suitable to work with the RAMPs shield or one that could work with the diagram provided?

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