Excitation Mode: Half Step

Excitation Mode: Half step

It is possible to turn the motor by only half of the full step angle (45 degrees in this example). This operation mode is called half-step mode.  

Chapter 3 Operating Principle of Stepping Motor

Operation Image
Step Operation
Step Angle
Magnetic Pole of the Stator
Motor Current and Rotor Rotation
Excitation Mode
Excitation Mode: Full Step
Excitation Mode: Micro Step
Summary of Excitation Modes
2-Phase 4-Pole Motor