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One driver two motors
« on: April 06, 2009, 05:21:39 PM »
I have an 8 amp 80v stepper driver, can I run to 4amp step motors on the same axes? or do I need two drivers

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Re: One driver two motors
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2009, 07:45:09 PM »
Hi, Spatch

I've seen it done a couple of time's, If it's on a common shaft alignment is critical, It it's on separate shaft's like a dual gantry type install it pretty much a homing issue of needing to home to a hard Stop. As far as I know most would not recommend it as a common practice.

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Re: One driver two motors
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2009, 08:38:56 PM »
Mariss from geckdrive has said in the past that it works OK at lower rpm, but not so well above 300-500rpm.
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