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What stepper driver to use with MK3-9axis controller?

Discussion in 'Controller Boards' started by Garrett1, Apr 11, 2016.

  1. Garrett1

    Garrett1 New
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    Hi, I am new here, and trying to figure out which stepper driver I should use with a MK2 (or MK3) 9 axis controller.

    Motors are:
    • NEMA 23
    • Peak current is 2.8A/phase
    • Bi-polar)
    • Input voltage 12/24V
    The product description for the board states:
    However I can seem to find a place in the US that sells either of those.

    The Pololu A4988 only delivers ~1A per phase
    The Pololu DRV8825 appears to be a better match, with 1.5A cont current
    The Pololu AMIS-30543 might be the best match, with 1.8A cont current...
    However it does not appear to me that any of these 3 can be driven with the 10 pin design which the MK3 uses.

    I was also looking at things like the MotorDriver 6.0A – 256 from planet CNC... and it is selectable up to 6A and appears to be a perfect fit. Do they have any US distributors?

    What have other people had good luck with as far as a bipolar driver to use with the 9axis MK2/MK3?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Garrett1

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    I am going to attempt to use the Leadshine M542 2 phase stepper driver.
    • Input: 20-50 VDC
    • Output: 1.0 - 4.2A

    I will update on how well this works out. I got the idea when I was combing through the specs on the board in the manual, and was able to make out the driver they had it connected to which was a Leadshine EM705
     

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