I read on the info sheet on these drivers that the normal temperature of a stepper is 80 -90C so quite hot and definately not warm to the touch as others have said.
You'd think it would be the same regardless of loading but I'm starting to wonder if stepper motors might be a black art :naughty:
Whatever, I have the motors, I have the drives, I have fat wires and trunking. If the shrinkwrap arrives tomorrow I will wire them up over the weekend then report back
I suppose a sane person would have tried one motor and driver for the smoke test, but not me, all three on one turn of the switch
Aren't I lucky it passed
Bad luck, I've found out how to add movies
Had to take a movie in case it went horribly wrong :naughty:
Last edited by Robin Hewitt; 16-01-2010 at 11:55 AM. Reason: Movie added
ITS A PASS :clap: LMAO !
Bring on the Robin Hewitt movies, i had popcorn ready and everything for this one...if only i had seen the 0:00/0:42 run time !!
slunks back outside....to the shed...
Tcha! Everyone's a critic
You wanted an epic?
Okay it would have made a better movie if it had exploded like the bridge of the starship Enterprise when those nasty Klingons have a pop at them, but I'm rather glad it didn't
how do you wire a stepper motor into parallel?????
An eight wire stepper motor is actually a four phase stepper motor rather than two phase, so you get the four phases and iether connect them in series or parallel.
If you have a look at the SY60 datasheet it will show you how this is done.
It goes fine and dandy but it's running the motors hotter than I feel comfortable with. If I put a drop of suds on the motor, it boils.
I can't reduce the currrent because 3.18A is as low as it goes.
I can switch to paralell and, effectively, run less current. When you say, "A lot hotter" do you mean the motor or the driver?
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