Author Topic: 2 axis stepper motor controller  (Read 1060 times)

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2 axis stepper motor controller
« on: December 09, 2016, 03:19:18 AM »
Is this the controller that comes with the 30X40cm and other laser engraver kits? If a person were to build a machine from scratch is it a good place to start? Would it handle a nema 23 motor?

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Re: 2 axis stepper motor controller
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2016, 05:40:06 AM »
Steve, I don't see a controller?

Was there supposed to be a link or attachment. Most of these systems come with the L7 board now or some clone of it, the stepper drivers won't power NEMA23's. You would be better just building your own board and using a Nano for the signals.

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Re: 2 axis stepper motor controller
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2016, 08:24:02 AM »
OK, that's the L7 that I assumed you were talking about.

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Re: 2 axis stepper motor controller
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2016, 09:42:40 AM »
I havent built my own so i couldnt say if its a good place to start but I have the L7 on my engraver and it does its job just fine
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Re: 2 axis stepper motor controller
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2016, 11:26:06 AM »
The L7 is limited to 1A per phase unless you add heatsinks and a fan. Then you can push 2A, which would be enough for a small single stack NEMA 23 motor.