5.3.11. Motor type settings

In the Application settings Device -> Motor & Driver type


Motor type settings window

Stepper motor or DC-motor - motor type indication. Control power driver should be selected as well:

  • Integrated. This type is used for this controller modification.
  • Discrete FET driver. Will be used in future versions.
  • External driver. Designed to control stepper motors using three standard signals (see External driver control interface)


Driver type or motor type change is a critical operation that should not be performed while motor rotates. To implement the change correctly the motor winding should be de-energized and turned off, after that motor type can be changed and motor of another type can be connected. The same applies to changing of integrated driver to external one and vice versa.


Available motor types are determined by your firmware upgrade. Available control drivers depend on the controller board type, except for the external driver.