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Breakout Board recommendation?
« on: December 06, 2009, 01:04:50 PM »
Hello All

I'm upgrading my Taig Benchtop to Cool Muscle servo's / steppers and was looking for recommendations for a breakout board. I'm based in the UK so preference is for a Uk supplier.

Thanks

Warren

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Re: Breakout Board recommendation?
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2009, 02:47:25 PM »
I like the PMDX 122 and have it on all my machines, can't recall how much postage to the UK is but wasnt that bad and  time is fairly quick.
Hood
Re: Breakout Board recommendation?
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2009, 03:30:12 PM »
I have the CNC4PC C11g breakout board for Geckos and it has been very easy to install and now that I have some hours on the machine has also been reliable. The spindle control is a little funky to configure but not bad. I really like that everything is on the same board and it made wiring everything much easier. Arturo has also tried to help when I needed it. Peace
Re: Breakout Board recommendation?
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2009, 02:44:07 PM »
If you haven't bought drives yet...and your using steppers...and those steppers draw less than 3.5A per phase, the Gecko G540 combines 4 drives and the breakout board in one small package at a very attractive price.  Not a UK supplier, but postage to the UK isn't that bad.
Re: Breakout Board recommendation?
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2009, 05:32:37 PM »
CNC4PC  I have a total of 3 of these on 2 of my machines. 

http://www.cnc4pc.com/Store/osc/product_info.php?cPath=33&products_id=45

I woulld add a charge pump circuit too.

JH