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    Default Re: DIY Electronics vs PNP vs self sourcing

    275 IPM my power supply set at 52v



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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkness View Post
    275 IPM my power supply set at 50v
    Thanks. How would you rate the leadshine brand against the ones crp sells?



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    I chose leadshine as they are a real brand. Their products are copied, cloned and sold on ebay , so far no issues, the drives appear to be well made, good documentation. the first drive I purchased was a DM856 for testing a few years ago And I liked it. I have not tried any other drives only gecko and leadshine



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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkness View Post
    I chose leadshine as they are a real brand and their products are copied and sold on ebay , so far no issues the drives appear to be well made, good documentation
    Awesome thanks, that’s what I was thinking but I’m brand new to it all. I e got a centroid acorn coming and was considering the clearpath servos but dang by the time you get the wires and the power supply and bla bla bla it’s 2500 usd thinking the lead shines WLL do nicely



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    Default Re: DIY Electronics vs PNP vs self sourcing

    And for Power supplies I use and like Mean Well. limit switches I use N/O cheap proximity sensors from ebay



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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkness View Post
    And for Power supplies I use and like Mean Well. limit switches I use N/O cheap proximity sensors from ebay
    Nice thanks



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    I think one of the major benefits of the DIY route is that you'll learn quite a bit more compared to almost nothing with a PNP setup. It's really not that difficult to assemble, set up and wire the components. When something goes wrong or you have an issue (and you will at some point), you'll be much more knowledgeable and likely to be able to troubleshoot it yourself. If you're new to CNC machining and CAD, then the CAD CAM learning curve will be the steeper challenge. I agree with the UC300 or UC400 recommendation. Ethernet is the way to go and having more than one port for another breakout board can be beneficial, even if now you think it isn't necessary. I've used Mach for years and since changing to UCCNC am glad I did.

    Take a look at some of the DIN rail components like the 5v, 12v, & 24v power supplies, terminal blocks etc. They can really make things cleaner, neater and very easy to mount, wire and work on. Price wise, not much difference. Once you get into the larger DC power supplies (48v 10amp and up) the DIN rail mounted ones can start to get a bit pricey compared to the others but not unreasonably so.

    Last edited by coherent; 02-15-2018 at 03:35 PM.


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    The PNP has better protection built in for the controller, (as opposed to using the leadshine controller) so you don't have to worry about burning it out if there are problems.

    Don't ask why I know this.



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