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By Jrodenba
I'm testing out a stepper motor with a 100:1 reduction gear box attached.
The stepper is 42-H250B08, 24v, 0.8A, 200 steps/rev
The motor driver is a L298N breakout board
I'm using the standard "stepper_oneRevolution" example sketch just to test out the motors.
I changed the "stepsPerRevolution = 200" to "stepsPerRevolution = 20000" to account for the 100:1 reduction.
I also changed "myStepper.setSpeed(60);" to "myStepper.setSpeed(.6);" so as not to run the motor above it's max rpm

Within 10 sec it had overheated the L298N and burned it out...
Any ideas why it would do this?
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 Stepper Motor Control - one revolution

 This program drives a unipolar or bipolar stepper motor.
 The motor is attached to digital pins 8 - 11 of the Arduino.

 The motor should revolve one revolution in one direction, then
 one revolution in the other direction.

 Created 11 Mar. 2007
 Modified 30 Nov. 2009
 by Tom Igoe


#include <Stepper.h>

const int stepsPerRevolution = 20000;  // change this to fit the number of steps per revolution
// for your motor

// initialize the stepper library on pins 8 through 11:
Stepper myStepper(stepsPerRevolution, 8, 9, 10, 11);

void setup() {
  // set the speed at 60 rpm:
  // initialize the serial port:

void loop() {
  // step one revolution  in one direction:

  // step one revolution in the other direction:
By jremington
Note that setSpeed() takes a long integer argument, not floating point.

A loose connection on a motor lead, or attempt to connect/disconnect the motor while the driver while powered, will destroy any motor driver instantly.

The L298 has overtemperature shutdown, so did the motor move at all during those 10 seconds?
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