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Thread: reversing x drive motors

  1. #1
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    Default reversing x drive motors

    Running mach3 on prt 96
    my motors are slaved running off one Gecko drive.
    motors started running in opposite direction.
    how do i reverse the direction of one motor?
    thanks for your help. Paul

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    It can be done in mach settings or by swapping wires. On the driver there should be A plus and minus and B plus and minus outputs to the motor. If you switch either one pair A or B wires (swap plus with minus) it will run the other way. I think the mach settings are in ports and pins, but I have not done it in mach in a while. If you do the wire swapping, make sure it's powered off.
    Kenneth

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    Paul,
    did you mean to say slaved motors run off/with 1[same] step and direction inputs to 2 drives?
    I've built a lot of controls, I don't see how you could drive 2 motors from the same driver.
    Carl

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