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  1. #1
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    CNC DIY Newbie question about driver TB6560

    Hi there, I'm in the process of building a CNC for hobby use, for milling soft woods and MDF.
    Wanted to go with the Nema 23, 300 oz / in, 3A motors.
    I see the most common drivers for this are the TB6560, as it's 3 drivers in one board, which sounds tempting than having 3 drivers to wire individually.
    Was told, without much explanation, that TB6560 is not suitable for what I want, and go for a leadshine driver.

    So I don't know what to do, and want your advice, there is this kit that has everything in one place:
    CNC Professional 3Axis TB6560 Driver Box 3x2 5nm NEMA 23 Motor Gcode Recorded | eBay
    But this is a "canned" TB6560, it has everything I want in one kit, but what about the heat building up ?

    The alternative is going with a leadshine M542 kit of 3 drivers, but it costs double, and I fear the wiring process on them.

    So what would you recommend me, given the use I will give the machine, and my poor electrical skills ?

    Thanks so much, and look forward to hearing your advice.

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    Mar 2003

    Re: CNC DIY Newbie question about driver TB6560

    Leadshine MX3660 or Gecko G540.

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    (Note: The opinions expressed in this post are my own and are not necessarily those of CNCzone and its management)

  3. #3
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    Sep 2016

    Re: CNC DIY Newbie question about driver TB6560

    Thanks for the recommendation. What is your opinion in regards to the TB6560 ?

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    Apr 2004

    Re: CNC DIY Newbie question about driver TB6560

    It's a piece of junk. We get people coming here all the time with complaints about how they got those things and they malfunctioned, or blew up immediately, or never worked at all. Buy one if you want, in order to save money, but try to save enough to buy something else later on that actually works.
    Andrew Werby

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    Re: CNC DIY Newbie question about driver TB6560

    Thank you !

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