Thread: Steppers, Series, Parallel
And, Cor blimey, I wasn't trying to be controversial, just observing that you need twice as much power supply if you want to go in series.
But while we are on the subject of Volts and inductance I can't resist one more quick pop as I seem to have struck a nerve
If you full step the motor all the inductance has to be overcome when you step, the coil goes from full power in one direction to full power in the other.
If you half step the coil gets an off period between the two extremes and the inductance becomes less of a problem.
If go beyond half step you introduce fractional current steps reduce the current switching inductance problem even more.
Stepper heaven is to have the current in two sine waves 90 degrees out of phase, doesn't step at all, turns smoothly.
BUT... he says putting on his asbestos knickers... I have never seen a stepper turn faster than when I full step it and the inductance is hardest to overcome.
12-01-2013 #12Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other - Abe Lincoln
32 * Sqrt inductance is the most accurate approximation. Failing that, somewhere within 4-20 times rated stepper voltage.
Reason I'd run DC is because the capacitors handle back EMF better and deliver smoother power. Don't know these drives or the Supply your using so hard to say how they will handle any Back Emf but it's something you need to consider esp if the Gantrys heavy and you plan to run the machine fast.?
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