I’m considering using a Smoothieboard on an older X-Carve 500mm chassis I have left over from when I upgraded.
I had been assuming that, as was done with the first generation X-Carve, I’d run both Y-Axis motors in series from a single stepper driver. But to my surprise, I’ve found very little information about wiring a Smoothie with two steppers in series. All the documentation is centered around the parallel configuration, or using off-board steppers for dual stepper set ups.
Is there something about the drivers used on the Smoothie that make this an undesirable option? The X-Carve’s tiny gshield used DRV8818s and they seem to handle it fine. I’ve been looking through the data sheet of the A5984, but I haven’t seen a warning about serial motor connections.