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Re: Mach3 with Copley controls-Stepnet ST3-055-04?
« Reply #30 on: February 05, 2013, 12:12:02 PM »
I was thinking of ordering the Gecko 4 axis drive - http://www.geckodrive.com/geckodrive-step-motor-drives/g540.html
Is there a DC power supply that you can recommend that will be suitable for this drive?

Thanks
Varun
Re: Mach3 with Copley controls-Stepnet ST3-055-04?
« Reply #31 on: February 06, 2013, 03:24:20 PM »
I finalized on the DC power supply part of it.  :)
But i had another question -  :)
Will the Gecko drive work without any problem with Nema 8 stepper motors?

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Re: Mach3 with Copley controls-Stepnet ST3-055-04?
« Reply #32 on: February 06, 2013, 04:02:10 PM »
You would be best emailing Gecko and they will keep you right.
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Re: Mach3 with Copley controls-Stepnet ST3-055-04?
« Reply #33 on: February 06, 2013, 04:49:31 PM »
Thank You.  :)

I did that and they replied saying that "Nema 17 is the minimum practical size motor to be used"
I guess that means i may have a problem with my Nema 8 stage. :(

Are there any controllers out there which support Nema 8 stepper motors?

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Re: Mach3 with Copley controls-Stepnet ST3-055-04?
« Reply #34 on: February 06, 2013, 05:00:05 PM »
sorry dont know :(
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