1. Was just mooching around on the net and came across these stepper driver/control interfaces.


    Look pretty good all compact design.

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    Nope, not seen them.
    Pro's: (in my opinion...)
    • Compact
    • Parallel port on driver, so less wiring
    • Coolant/switches etc are easy to wire

    • A bit expensive, 190 at current exchange rate...could get 3 PM752 70v, 5.2A drivers from Zapp for that with money to spare.
    • Parallel port being on driver makes it more difficult if you want to use some pins for other things
    • 48v is reasonable, but more would be nice!
    • You can't run many big motors in parallel with only 3A.
    • Spindle output is a transistor, relay would be much more useful and in-keeping with the design.

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    190 plus import duty, plus Parcel farce handling charge, plus Vat will make that closer to 254.
    Three drivers from ARC at 42.50 each including shipping and vat = 127.50
    System 1 board from Roy at DIY-CNC 41 including postage
    Add a further 25 if you want the spindle board,

    Job done for 193.50 from UK suppliers and if you do manage to fry a drive you don't have to replace the whole lot
    John S -

  4. Ah well, never mind. good job i use servo drives n motors.... just a wee bit more than 254 tho :D


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