looking to upgrade my belts and stepper motors anyone with experience point me in right direction and everything would need to do it links would help to.from looking at threads i think i want to go to 269 oz nema 23 motors for all 4 unless the x controller cant power it.and for belts 3gt i think there called i think i needed stuff to go with the belts for 9mm what lbs do they need to be set at as well thanks.
With stock Z-assembly the longer Nema23 motor will not fit without some modification.
269oz/in Nema23 are 76mm long typically.
I recommend the 270 oz-in steppers in place of the 269 oz-in.
It’s got a much lower inductance which pairs better with the 24V of the Xcarve.
I use these on all my axis and my linear Z axis.
forgive me i for got to list my upgrades…
-triquetra 2 inch lift
- cnc newbies z axis
1000x1000 newer xcarve
thanks just plug an play im assuming? how do colors match up with current wires?can i just splice them or are they long enough to reach controller?
Wires weren’t long enough for the Z, had to splice in some…used these:
Otherwise it was basically a direct color swap for the wires.
I had the old non pressed pulleys so it was easy
cool thanks my colors are red black green white
@JustinBusby, Are you running those motors off the gshield or xcontroller?
I am considering doing a motor upgrade as well but I don’t have an xcontroller.
Xcontroller came with my machine
I doubt you’ll get the full advantage with only the Gshield.
You’ll get some but you can’t fully power the motors, even the stock NEMA drivers from what I recall.
Thanks, that is what I figured. I won’t bother getting motors without upgrading to the x-controller.
Now to decide if I should get the x-controller…
Look into Phil’s setup.
While it looks overbearing, it’s actually relatively simple to do and way cheaper. You’ve got a power supply and an Arduino, you really just need 4 $20 drivers and some hookup wire.
I might eventually upgrade to a similar setup (if I got a 2nd machine ever) just because I can go with a 48V power supply even though that’d be crazy overkill for an Xcarve.
It seemed a bit daunting before I had everything on hand but the wiring it actually quite simple. Start with one driver to nail the “logic”, the other three just connect the same way.
I used TB6560´s on mine, there are better drivers available now (TB6600 and others)
Thank guys, I see what you mean. I read it over and look at the schematic and thought this might be over my head but now that I took some time to really understand what was needed, it really seems like the best route to go.
@HaldorLonningdal, did you not bother with the adafruit?
The Adafruit shield you mean?
If so, it is not required, you only need the Arduino + stepper drivers.
The screw shield just makes connections easier.
And there are other screw shields available that don’t require soldering. Check Amazon for some.
Oh the screw/terminal shield - I opted not to but see no reason against it.
so how would wire colors go together ? black and black green and green red and red white with blue?