I was starting the process of connecting to Easel. Running through the axis check, adjusted my V Wheels and noticed my Y axis motor was extremely hot. I have the 1000mm X carve. Help would be appretiated.
Nema17 or 23?
When you say it was hot, what temp was it? A stepper motor is fine running up to about 140 to 150 deg F
When I get home I will check the temp. They were not really running, just forward and back about 8 times. Thanks for the feedback.
Arduino/gShield or X-Controller?
The Arduino/gShield electronics, when working properly, cannot overdrive a NEMA 23.
The X-Controller electronics, when working properly, can overdrive a NEMA 23.
The current limits can be adjusted on both electronic controllers.
It is the X controller.
Maximum current for the NEMA 23s is 2.8 amps per phase. The X-controller is capable of 4.0 amps per phase.
Make sure you are not overdriving the motor.
If they heat up rapidly in a short time span then it main cause is either a short circuit within the motor or the current limit is set too high. Earlier I had a Nema17 running on the Z-axis and it got real hot (spit sizzling on case), replaced it with a Nema23 and it barely feel warm.