Re: Mach2 power consumption #Mach2GTO


Christopher Erickson
 

Microstepping means that the steppers must always be under power. Full steps can sometimes mean you can put the motor to sleep. Especially when using worm drives off of the stepper.


On Mon, May 25, 2020 at 5:02 PM Jerome Allison <jallison@...> wrote:
Thanks, Christopher.  I kind of forgot about stepper motors and their holding/stepping power requirements.  I made an Arduino based stepper focuser system a couple years ago and programmed it to sleep after twenty seconds, just so it wouldn't use a lot of power for hours on end. :)  
Jerome

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