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Offline Zaae

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Driver changes, suggestions?
« on: January 09, 2009, 11:30:23 AM »
Good morning,

I'm planning on making some changes to my machine. It turns out that it's running in unipolar mode with a set of KL23H276-30-8B. I'd like to run these motors in bipolar mode, but my current controller doesn't offer it.

I've looked into the gecko drives, but I like to shop around. Any other suggestions for reasonably priced bipolar motor controllers?

Also, I don't see the answer on the gecko site, do all gecko drives support bipolar mode?



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Re: Driver changes, suggestions?
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2009, 11:39:01 AM »
Geckos stepper drives are the only drives I will consider if I were to build another machine with steppers. The coil winder I built a while back has the Chinese drives on it and although they work well they are in my opinion just not quite up to the standard of the  G202's that I have on the old mill and they were no cheaper but 4 times the physical size of the Geckos. Yes they all drive BiPolar motors, well as long as its not the servo drives youget ;D