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The stepper motors used in Anet A8-B (as bought in May 2016) are NEMA 17 SL42STH40-1684A produced by Guangzhou Shenglong Motor Co., Ltd. Here is the link to official shop, includes motor specs.

The SL42STH40-1684A motor specs are:

  • Step Angle: 1.8°
  • Step Angle Accuracy: ±5% (full step, no load)
  • Voltage: 2.8V
  • Current per phase: 1.68A
  • Resistance per phase: 1.65Ω
  • Resistance accuracy: ±10%
  • Inductance per phase: 3.2mH
  • Inductance accuracy: ±20%
  • Holding torque: 3.6 Kg·cm (0.4 N·m)
  • Moment of inertia: 54 g/cm^2
  • Weight: 0.28 kg
  • Orientation torque: 150 g/cm
  • Length: 40 mm
  • Temperature rise: 80°C max (rated current, 2 phases on)
  • Ambient temperature: -20°C ~ +50°C
  • Insulation resistance: 100MΩ min, 500VDC
  • Shaft radial play: 0.02 mm max (450g load)
  • Shaft axial play: 0.08 mm max (450g load)
  • Max. radial force: 28N (20mm from the flange)
  • Max. axial force: 10N

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The anet A8 uses Nema17 size stepper motors generic information about these motors can be found here. Unfortunatly there it is not clear which manufaturer this stepper came from. Therefore the mechanical and electrical parameters are missing. Based on user experience the folowing data has been collected.


1.4A0.75Vworking for x,y and z axis
1.6A0.8Vworking for extruder
2A1.0Vworking but motor got so hot that acrlyc support deformed
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