Sizing the power supplys.

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17 Aug 2017 19:07 #97668 by jeffie-3
jeffie-3 created the topic: Sizing the power supplys.
Is there a calculator out there that would help me size the power supply? Or just take the motors and drives and add a percentage to it? Please excuse me. Kinda new at all of this.
Thank you everyone for your help.

Jeff
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17 Aug 2017 21:20 #97673 by andypugh
andypugh replied the topic: Sizing the power supplys.
Actually, you don't need to add a percentage, and a commercial manufacturer might even subtract a percentage.
You are very unlikely to ever run all the motors at full power. (well, not deliberately)
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18 Aug 2017 04:03 #97687 by rodw
rodw replied the topic: Sizing the power supplys.
Somewhere I seem to remember reading something on the Gecko site saying that you could overate a power supply by 40% so a 10 amp power supply can handle 14 amps of stepper motors based on the motor specs. Thats what I've been working off.
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