Stepper Driver Comparison for upgrade

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Re: Stepper Driver Comparison for upgrade

Post: #9054 mrSEADEMON
Tue Jul 07, 2015 10:00 pm

Yes there is. I went to the driver . Very satisfied.
http://forum.typeamachines.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=920
We need all the legs excluding CFG1-3
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and I use voltage 1.14.

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Re: Stepper Driver Comparison for upgrade

Post: #9067 Elijah
Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:58 pm

nkloski wrote:Are the TMC2100 drivers a dropin replacement for the controllers that are already installed in the printer from TAM?


From what I've heard, they require that you reverse motor polarity (flip the motor connectors around 180 degrees) and maybe change something about the jumpers. More testing is ongoing.
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Re: Stepper Driver Comparison for upgrade

Post: #9069 mrSEADEMON
Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:34 pm

yes moters flip 180 degrees or revers in marlin. Jampers don't change. All Work Perfect

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Re: Stepper Driver Comparison for upgrade

Post: #9095 nkloski
Thu Jul 23, 2015 9:28 pm

Reporting back: the SilentStepStick drivers I got make the printer so quiet that not even my 2.5 year old recognized that the printer was running (if he had, he would have run over to it, yelling "print! print!")...so that is a very good test on how silent these stepper drivers really are!

I am now getting y-skips, so I need to see if one of the drivers maybe isn't working correctly, though.....

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Re: Stepper Driver Comparison for upgrade

Post: #9096 jd_3d
Thu Jul 23, 2015 9:32 pm

Does it fix corduroy issues?

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Re: Stepper Driver Comparison for upgrade

Post: #9100 nkloski
Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:06 pm

Has anyone seen issues with the TMC2100 / SilentStepStick drivers? I was getting Y-skips, but I could not pin it down....until I thought that maybe they were heat related....the IC on these boards is on the underside so after attaching a heatsink to the underside, as well as on the top side, and waiting until my garage cooled down from a hot day, I was able to get a good print. (all running at 1.14v)

The stock drivers were able to print in heat stronger than what I had today, so maybe these are more prone to issues when it is hot?

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Re: Stepper Driver Comparison for upgrade

Post: #9102 nkloski
Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:10 pm

And on my second printer, I was also getting Y-skips after about 30 minutes without the heatsinks. On this second printer I also applied these:

http://www.amazon.com/Cosmos-Aluminum-C ... 007XACV8O/

(actually two of these on the tops of each driver)...and was able to get a good print, even in a warm garage. I would suggest trying these heatsinks if you get the SilentStepSticks.

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Re: Stepper Driver Comparison for upgrade

Post: #9103 mrSEADEMON
Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:07 pm

Y hase problem with left belt. I make new parts for fix it. In my topic i write it. And need automatic belt tension for all axys.

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Re: Stepper Driver Comparison for upgrade

Post: #9104 nkloski
Tue Jul 28, 2015 10:10 pm

Was that Y-belt problem causing skips?

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Re: Stepper Driver Comparison for upgrade

Post: #9105 mrSEADEMON
Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:20 am

automatic belt tension fix you problem. Printer can make skips if belt tension not good. Change Y parts fix vibration problems


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