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Offline Carlb

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Scrap a YOOCNC board for A?
« on: March 30, 2013, 09:39:14 PM »
If you've noticed on the boards, I've been having all sorts of grief with my Chinese made CNC (3040T-DQ) - such issues as engraving a design and having the lines all over the shop. I was told by an Aspire user (Aspire is what I use to create the stuff I want to make) that the YooCNC boards are rubbish, toss it and replace it with something else.

Now my question is, what board? This was supposed to a relaxing(?) hobby that wasn't going to be cheap but it also wasn't going to give me massive lumps on the back of my head from her indoors waving a rolling pin around every time I ask for money to try and fix something ???

On eBay are a number of different boards, would it be easier to just shell out for a complete board/Nema 23 motor(s) etc replacement kit e.g. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/4-Axis-TB6560-Driver-NEMA23-Stepper-Motor-1-9Nm-CNC-Kit-/160768236988?pt=AU_B_I_Electrical_Test_Equipment&hash=item256e889dbc and toss pretty much everything I've got and use something like this lot on my table or just get a board e.g. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/4-Axis-TB6560-CNC-Stepper-Motor-Driver-Board-Controller-Available-in-UK-/140943728780?pt=UK_BOI_Electrical_Components_Supplies_ET&hash=item20d0e6a08c and make use of my 36v PSU?

Any guidance would be greatly appreciated as this is doin' my 'ead in!! and I thought tweakin' a Moog was complicated sheesh


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Re: Scrap a YOOCNC board for A?
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2013, 11:27:52 AM »
Hi Carl,

Those Chinese TB6560 boards have been shown to be problematic (search otherTB6560 threads).

If you want quality and reliability then choose something like the Gecko G540 http://www.geckodrive.com/geckodrive-step-motor-drives/g540.html (small price to pay compared to Aspire).