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  1. #1
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    Anyone using 203V's with Acorn board from Centroid?

    I have a 4'x4' gantry, 220VAC spindle at 2.2KW with VFD, 4 Gecko 203V's, 60VDC 10 amp drives power, Nema 23 400 oz/in steppers @ 3mh. I have a 10:1 gear reduction for the Z axis. And run the Y with one motor slaved to the other.
    The controller is an Acorn CNC, and I use Vectric Desktop.
    Anyone else have a similar set up?

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    Re: Anyone using 203V's with Acorn board from Centroid?

    I tried but blew my geckos out using the Acorn schmetics. I found out you haave to use a breakout board that supplies the corect voltage. Gecko did repair the drivers for free just had to pay for shipping.

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    Re: Anyone using 203V's with Acorn board from Centroid?

    Quote Originally Posted by thomasks View Post
    I have a 4'x4' gantry, 220VAC spindle at 2.2KW with VFD, 4 Gecko 203V's, 60VDC 10 amp drives power, Nema 23 400 oz/in steppers @ 3mh. I have a 10:1 gear reduction for the Z axis. And run the Y with one motor slaved to the other.
    The controller is an Acorn CNC, and I use Vectric Desktop.
    Anyone else have a similar set up?
    This would be a standard setup for most people the Acorn only uses 5v/24vDC and they supply you with the power supply,
    Mactec54

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    Re: Anyone using 203V's with Acorn board from Centroid?

    Quote Originally Posted by fixtureman1 View Post
    I tried but blew my geckos out using the Acorn schmetics. I found out you haave to use a breakout board that supplies the corect voltage. Gecko did repair the drivers for free just had to pay for shipping.
    The Acorn supplies the correct voltage you don't need any other Breakout Board
    Mactec54

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    Re: Anyone using 203V's with Acorn board from Centroid?

    My geckos died when I used Acorn schmetics. It turns out you'll need a breakout board that delivers the proper voltage to get the job done. For free, Gecko repaired the drivers and just charged for delivery.


    redactle

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    Re: Anyone using 203V's with Acorn board from Centroid?

    This would be a standard setup.
    Candy Crush

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    Re: Anyone using 203V's with Acorn board from Centroid?

    I know this is an old thread but here is what I did. I got the db25 board and hooked it up and everything runs fine Gecko told me that the schematic that is on the Acorn instructions is wrong and use the DB25 to get the proper voltage. My machine runs real smooth now

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    Re: Anyone using 203V's with Acorn board from Centroid?

    Giving me a bit more information will help me try to understand and respond to your question more effectively
    quordle

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