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Re: one pop then another, no Gecko light
« Reply #20 on: September 13, 2013, 02:51:32 AM »
In my investigation I tested those items, and since they all redid almost the same, I assume. They are all ok. I have glanced at the manual now, enough to realise why the fuses were hidden. Because there is a  short recommended length between capacitor and gecko, there was a routing problem that lead to the fuses being hidden.
Bear in mind this is not a new build, no I haven't thoroughly examined the manual. At the time of the original post, I had no idea what the fault might be. You guys have helped me decide it is probably the driver, possibly failed to to binding shaft.
Jim
Re: one pop then another, no Gecko light
« Reply #21 on: September 13, 2013, 04:21:17 PM »
redid almost the same, I assume. They are all ok.
that spellchecker! and me with no specs. Read almost the same so I assumed they are all OK.
Looking at my new 201x, there are option switches, which are related to the motor type the manual says.
3.)      NEMA-34 and NEMA-42  Motor

Use this option if the drive is to be used with NEMA-34 and NEMA-42 size motors. This option adjusts the midband compensation circuit for optimum performance when using a NEMA-34 and NEMA-42 motors. SW10 enables this function when “OFF” and disables this function when “ON”. SW10 should be “ON” when used with NEMA-17 and NEMA-23 motors.

  

I simply don't know what type of motor I have, and whether they are NEMA-34 size or what.
Any info gladly received.
Jim

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Re: one pop then another, no Gecko light
« Reply #22 on: September 13, 2013, 07:06:48 PM »
I would say most likely you have Nema 34 or smaller. Here is a link to show the sizes.
http://www.tinycontrols.com/stepper-motor-sizing-tourque.html

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Re: one pop then another, no Gecko light
« Reply #23 on: September 14, 2013, 03:40:16 AM »
Thanks. Thought it was something like that but did,nt want to guess.  The clue is in the name 4.2=42... I,ll go and measure. Thanks.jim
Re: one pop then another, no Gecko light
« Reply #24 on: September 14, 2013, 07:02:14 AM »
34's then, and using a resistor, so 1-5 on 9 on 10 off.
Re: one pop then another, no Gecko light
« Reply #25 on: September 14, 2013, 03:06:49 PM »
Sorted. Thanks guys