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chadwiggan
01-09-2004, 08:56 AM
I RECENTLY FINISH A CNC ENGRAVER AND CHOSE HOBBY CNCS 33 OZ/IN MOTORS TO RUN IT. I WAS JUST WONDERING IF ANYONE HAS USED A SIMILAR SIZE MOTOR AND IF YOU HAD ANY TROUBLE WITH THEM. I REALLY DONT WANT TO GO THROUGH THE TROUBLE OF MOUNTING THEM IF I HAVE TO STEP UP TO A NEMA 23

bcromwell
01-09-2004, 09:13 AM
33 Oz/In Is not very much, you might be able to get away with it but I will suggest getting some cheap (ebay) 100 oz/in, thus give you 3x the odds that have have strong enough steepers to not skip steps...

chadwiggan
01-09-2004, 05:38 PM
thanx cromwell

ill look into those motors on ebay. do you know if ill have to switch from a 12v 8a power supply to a larger one to run that size motor

balsaman
01-09-2004, 06:26 PM
The 8 a powersupply will run almost all 50-100 oz motors, especially if you are running a chopper controller. If unipolar, you can run motors up to a little over 1.25 A. per phase.

BUT, PC powersupplies work and are cheap. Use one for the Z and one for X and Y.

Eric

chadwiggan
01-10-2004, 06:09 PM
thats a good idea eric im using a modified pc power supply right now so all i have to do is modify another and hook it up to just the z?