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koogar
26-06-2011, 02:09 PM
UK GECKO GUYS ! G540 / G250 Users what steppers do you recommend from UK suppliers


Hey Guys

This is my first post on the forums so be gentle

Im just starting my first CNC router for wood and light ALU milling around 800mm x 400mm table with probably a 10 pitch lead 5 on the Z

Im looking to import a G540 from Keling as even after import tax it still works out cheaper than buying one in the UK about 200 .

i have been looking around and it seems quite hard to match up some lower induction steppers keeping near the 3.5amps from a UK supplier just wondered what you Gecko guys are using that seem a good optimum match,maybe i am being too anal. (im looking to run at 48v maybe 43v)

This link could be useful if anyone else is looking to import to work out the taxes you can even state a ebay listing number .

Duty Calculator (http://www.dutycalculator.com/)

Best Regards

Koog

i2i
28-06-2011, 10:36 PM
so you save yourself a few quid, then the next guy saves himself a few quid, and the next, and the next, and the next, and then there are no uk suppliers about to get the bits that you forget to get from the usa, or need to get a bit sooner.

Support the guys over here.

I'm sure the current uk suppliers can supply anything you need that are equivalent if not the same items.

John S
29-06-2011, 12:20 AM
That calculator doesn't take into account handling charges only duty and VAT. Just fed the details in of some bits sent over last week and it says 35 when I was charged 48

John S.

Gary
29-06-2011, 08:39 AM
The reason you will find it hard to find low inductance motors is because of current.
if you want a motor with lower than normal current you are going to end up with higher inductance.
you may be better looking for a higher current motor like 4A and using this.
You will only notice the difference at the lower speeds.





UK GECKO GUYS ! G540 / G250 Users what steppers do you recommend from UK suppliers


Hey Guys

This is my first post on the forums so be gentle

Im just starting my first CNC router for wood and light ALU milling around 800mm x 400mm table with probably a 10 pitch lead 5 on the Z

Im looking to import a G540 from Keling as even after import tax it still works out cheaper than buying one in the UK about 200 .

i have been looking around and it seems quite hard to match up some lower induction steppers keeping near the 3.5amps from a UK supplier just wondered what you Gecko guys are using that seem a good optimum match,maybe i am being too anal. (im looking to run at 48v maybe 43v)

This link could be useful if anyone else is looking to import to work out the taxes you can even state a ebay listing number .

Duty Calculator (http://www.dutycalculator.com/)

Best Regards

Koog

Jonathan
29-06-2011, 03:34 PM
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you may be better looking for a higher current motor like 4A and using this.
You will only notice the difference at the lower speeds.

I think he would be better off buying your PM752, or PM542 (or equivalent) than the gecko driver. That way the current is no longer a problem...

koogar
29-06-2011, 04:28 PM
so you save yourself a few quid, then the next guy saves himself a few quid, and the next, and the next, and the next, and then there are no uk suppliers about to get the bits that you forget to get from the usa, or need to get a bit sooner.

Support the guys over here.

I'm sure the current uk suppliers can supply anything you need that are equivalent if not the same items.

Yes i would also love to buy in the UK and support the guys ,my specific example i was just weighing up my options .
Importing would be my last option :P

koogar

koogar
29-06-2011, 04:38 PM
I think he would be better off buying your PM752, or PM542 (or equivalent) than the gecko driver. That way the current is no longer a problem...


Yes i think your right Jonathan

the PM542 3 Axis kit from Zapp has been in the back of my mind for the last few weeks it has the a nice flexible current range ideal for small to larger CNCs .

The G540 had me on size and ease of wiring but i was aware that it was a just a tad short on current thus ideal steppers are hard to find over here i just wish i had room for large control boxes.

"Her in doors" is already fed up with all my electronic stuff all over the place :)

Koogar