Any interest in a bipolar micro-step 5 Amp/phase 48 volts (maximum), 4 Axis board?
Full, half, 1/4, 1/8, 1/5, 1/10 and 1/16
Automatic maximum torque feature (peak to RMS compensation) depending on stepping mode and speed.
Micro-step reference waveform "morphing" depending on speed.
Independent screw terminal outputs for unused PC parallel port pins.
Charge pump (software monitoring feature) on board (for Mach3).
Over-Current, over-temperature and over-voltage protection per axis.
Opto isolated Step /Direction and Enable signals.
Target introductory prices:
Assembled and tested: $180.00
The board is based on an improved version of the "Mardus-Kreutz" translator.
All 4 axis for $140 ??
Very interesting !
Are you using always mosfet like IRF.... ??
i think that will fill in a gap,
with that price it will be great
tell us more
are you using fets? or driver ic ?
any website/pics we can take a look at it ?
I just want to know if it had some acceptance before committing my time to this design. The whole idea came out while trying to help a fellow engineer, who was laid off last week (and needs the income). In order to make sure this is going to help her, I need to know if it has some demand in our community.
Last edited by kreutz; 03-06-2007 at 10:14 PM.
I'd sell my Xylotex and buy one. Then I could run my motors at 4.6 amps bipolar parallel instead of 2.3 amp series and probably double my top speed.
Mach3 2010 Screenset
(Note: The opinions expressed in this post are my own and are not necessarily those of CNCzone and its management)
sorry but what is a translator ?
i would say go for it, i will remove my 2 hobbycnc boards and use yours , power with these unipolar motor will surly increase.
but i think you should also provide 3 axis board with even less price
maybe the 3 axis board should be 100$ or so for the kit.
keep on the good news
I think you'd have a lot of interest. Most of the steppers I've considered aren't being fully utilized using the available drives barring the Gecko's.
If you can do it, it would be pretty nice. I would get one for sure
Since it is intended to be both, a kit and assembled board, you can get a kit and depopulate the fourth axis. If you get the assembled board you can disable any of the them.
Last edited by kreutz; 03-06-2007 at 10:11 PM.