IM481H 1.5 A Microstepping Driver Module


The IM481H Plus is a high performance, low-cost microstepping driver utilizing advanced technology to greatly reduce size without sacrificing features. The IM481H is exceptionally small, easy to interface and use, and yet powerful enough to handle the most demanding applications.

Control Type Step/Direction
Control Interface Step, direction and enable inputs
Driver Type Microstepping
Operating Temperature [°C] -40 … +85
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Input Voltage [+VDC] +12 to +48
Output Current [A] 1.5 (2.1)
Low-Level Input Voltage All inputs [+VDC] 1.2
High-Level Input Voltage All inputs except Reset [+VDC] 2.0
High-Level Input Voltage Reset Input, IOL = 2 mA [+VDC] 2.3
Input Pull-up Resistance MSEL 0-3, Enable 20
Step Clock, Direction 2.0
Reset 1.0
Fault Input 4.7
Low-Level Output Current Fault, Full step mA (min) 2
High-Level Output Current Fault, Full step mA (min) -2
Low-Level Output Voltage IOL = 2 mA [+VDC] 0.5
High-Level Output Voltage IOH = 1.7 mA [+VDC] 2.3
Step Frequency [MHz] max 2.5
Step Resolutions [steps/full step]  1 … 256

Recommended motors

NEMA 17Stepper Motor
32 to 75 oz-in (23 to 53 N-cm) holding torque
NEMA 14 Stepper Motor
12.5 oz-in (8.8 N-cm) holding torque
NEMA 11 Stepper Motor
12.9 to 24.1 oz-in (9.1 to 17 N-cm) holding torque

Mechanical dimensions

dimensions in inches (mm)
Description Part number
5.0 A Driver Module XIM481H
Isolating Thermal Pad (Included with Driver) TI-481
Heat Sink (Includes Mount ing Hardware) H–481
Driver Interface Board INT-481
21 Pin Right Angle Connector HY481-CN021