Motor Controller Compatibility?

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Motor Controller Compatibility?

Postby Lasercowboy » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:26 am

Hello,
I recently purchased the T9 DSP to replace our local Makerspace's "100w Lasersaur" controller with.
However we were hoping to be able to just replace the controller it's self, but we may have a compatibility issue with the motor drivers.
The current drivers are Gecko G203V. So my question is, is the T9 DSP compatible with this digital driver, or do we need a different driver to use with our current motors and T9?


X-Axis: http://catalog.orientalmotor.com/item/all-categories-legacy-products/tegories-pk-series-2-phase-stepping-motors-legacy-/pke244a-l

Y-Axis: https://catalog.orientalmotor.com/item/rbd-2-phase-bipolar-stepper-motor-drivers/tegories-pk-series-2-phase-stepping-motors-legacy-/pk266-03a

Current Stepper is a "DIGITAL" stepper, can we make this work?
https://www.geckodrive.com/g203v-digital-step-drive.html

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Re: Motor Controller Compatibility?

Postby Tech_Marco » Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:08 am

Sorry I don't have experience with Gecko motor drivers. So I can't tell much unless you send the motor drivers here for testing
Worst scenario, you may get two regular 2phas motor drivers to replace it.

https://www.lightobject.com/Stepping-Mo ... r-C46.aspx

Regards,
Marco

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Re: Motor Controller Compatibility?

Postby Lasercowboy » Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:28 am

Thank you for the reply.
And I may choose to send you the gecko unit for testing. However if I decided to purchase the light object drivers, which do I choose?
Excuse my ignorance, but I don't know the difference between the leerto and leadshine compatible units?
The motors we have are listed in the links above.

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Re: Motor Controller Compatibility?

Postby Tech_Marco » Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:27 am

I believe it was done by typo. What we mean was 'Leadshine' where Leetro is another company who make laser controller board. Sometimes we got confused as well hammer (hammer on me!)

Marco :P

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Re: Motor Controller Compatibility?

Postby Lasercowboy » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:15 am

No worries! ;)
I am learning as I go, so thanks for having patience with my questions. This site has been very valuable for information and I really like the company so far and plan to do more business with LO in the near future for a complete home build.

I am going to try the Gecko drive again this morning and see what I can do. If I can't get things figured out I will likely be ordering the drivers needed.
I will post again once I have more to discuss.

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Re: Motor Controller Compatibility?

Postby Lasercowboy » Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:58 pm

Just as an update, the Gecko drivers work just fine!


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