Updating to latest version of 2.8
mac44mag wrote: Finally, a chance to thank you personally for the reversing shout-out!
Yes, I'm running @ 48vdc, but as yet have no way to measure current draw. That's in the works. I notice that the article that MESA has up indicates a substantial decrease in case temp with just an external fan. That's probably my next step. And, I think I have a couple of old CPU heat sinks around somewhere that may get repurposed, although MESA didn't seem to find a lot of benefit there.
Thanks, again, for the help!
I wouldn't worry about the heat that much. Put a fan, and/or heatsink and leave it at that.
I had my stepper machine on for about 8 months and never turned it off. They only get to really hot, but not more.....
get to making chips, or uuugh sawdust or whatever it is your creating.
The only caveat is that I wasn't actually cutting anything. It will be interesting to see if things change when I do.
Thanks again to all for the great help!