Has anyone seen and/or used these drivers? My nema 17 shaft broke on my upgraded x-carve and that means it’s time to upgrade to nema 23’s with new drivers & power supply. I’m debating on the following drivers:
DM542T - $32.29
DM542Y - $23.64
TB6600 - $7+
I know the leadshine drivers are better and smoother than the TB6600, but are they worth the extra money and what features are they delivering that make it worth the cost?
I noticed the addition of the DM542Y at stepperonline, and apparently it’s 1 level down from the “T”, see this:
Thanks for the info! I found a 36V 12.5A Meanwell PSU for $65. Do you think this would be suitable for running 3x260oz/in and one 178oz/in steppers? Or should I go with a 48V PSU?
What voltage are you using? I know higher voltage means I can run the motors faster and they have better holding torque at higher speeds, however given the physical limits of the stock x-carve, would I really benefit from 48V over 36V?
I am using 48V but use screws (5mm per revolution).
The Xcarve may not benefit directly from 48V vs 36, due to the belts being the weak link here - but one dont have to increase rapids/acceleration because you can. For direct drive Z the added benefit may be more substantial.