Re: Stepper motor mount for Losmandy GM-8
On Thu, Dec 19, 2019 at 04:28 PM, Howard Dutton wrote:
On Thu, Dec 19, 2019 at 11:48 AM, Khalid Baheyeldin wrote:An advantage of those 5-phase motors is that they could be connected with just 1:1 pulleys for EQ4 (144 teeth at 1/64 microstep).
That can be helpful in cramped situations where a bigger pulley is obstructed (like my mount).
The disadvantage is that the external drivers are bulky and unlikely to go into the box.
And the cost of it all is significantly higher than bipolar options.
Another disadvantage is the lack of on the fly mode switching.
Maybe size and cost will go down in the coming years.