Re: [taigtools] Do your steppers hiss?
- Dubious Beans wrote:
>> The Sherline FAQ says: "Note also that when stepper motors areYep ... it can be annoying at times, but with the spindle going, then that
>> >powered up but not yet running they do tend to make a slight buzzing
>> >or hissing noise. This is normal." I know servos "sing" but I
>> >thought steppers were supposed to be quiet when idle? Does anyone
>> >else have stepper motors that hiss?
> There's little snakes in there, and they hiss.
> It's the Geckos limiting the motor current, and it makes the windings
> sing a little. Mine do it too.
swamps any other noise ;) It can also be louder if stopped at a quarter step
point. Single pulse stepping the motor will 'modulate' the 'hiss' which goes
away at a full step point.
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