DC Power Supply

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  1. SignTorch

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    The recommended gecko drives can take 20 amps and 18 to 80 volts, so a 60 volt 20 amp unregulated toroidal transformer will be ideal.

    Don't use over 60 volts, to leave headroom for voltage spikes.

    We usually also will need one or two 5 volt regulated DC power supplies to power the breakout board, components, and signals.

    I used Unregulated Linear 1200W/60VDC/20A Toroidal PSU (KL-6020) | Automation Technology Inc for $189.00

    It comes with one regulated 5 volt output.

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    You can use less volts and amps and or switching power supplies.

    Higher voltage means higher top speed. More amps means more acceleration.
     
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    Do you no the volts the z-motor runs on ???
     
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    not specifically - I'm using 60 V - the stepper driver limits current in which case higher voltages can be used without overheating the motor - mine doesn't even get warm - I'm not sure how low the voltage could be - I didn't try it with a 12 or 24 V power supply - that would probably work to (but might need separate power supplies for each motor)
     

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