Just wondering what sort of driver board would be needed to run motors requiring over 4 amps.
I can get my hands on some
TYPE N0 34MS312
And was wondering would they be worth getting for a larger project down the road.
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I'll buy them for my "real" machine. For now, I'll get by with EAS's Microstep bareboard and PIC 16F84 microcontrollers. (www.embeddedtronics.com)
My advice to those who haven't done it yet:
Buy the stepper drivers first.
Then the steppers to match the
amperage of the driver.
Finally the power supply.
You don't need 4.7 amp motors. Stick with motors under 2 amps. Gecko's, while worth it, are $115.00 each. Best left for an aluminum machine that can make use of the power.
I wish it wouldn't crash.
I know I don't need them now, just had the opertunity to get a couple at the right price.
Any chance of rewiring them to a configuration using less current?
(Mine were like that. Luckily...)
If you're a electronic hands-on, microchip.com has appnotes for using their PIC controllers with MOSFETs/HEXFETs to drive steppers.