Question for anyone who has done an upgrade to your Z Axis:
I’ve decided to upgrade my Z Axis with a ball screw slider kit to gain a bit more capacity and reliability. One of the options available is increasing the capacity of the stepper motor for more torque. I asked the support line at carbide what is the capacity of the standard controller board for supply to the steppers. Unfortunately they didn’t give me a technical answer as to the capacity stating the Nema 23 2.0 A supplied steppers is all they tested.
The options I have are a couple of Nema 23 Steppers that provide 50% increase & a 100% increase in output torque, but both of these draw 2.8 A
My questions to anyone who has upgraded to a Slider:
Did you need upgrade the stepper motor as well as the mechanics of the Z axis or was current stepper strong enough ?
Has anyone tested a larger draw stepper motor with the standard Carbide Controller ? I don’t really want to experiment and blow up my board by drawing to much current.
Thanks in advance for any advice.