R208_Microstepping_Driver

R208

MICROSTEPPING DRIVER

R208_Microstepping_Driver
Features and Benefits:
  • Bipolar Step Motor Driver
  • Operates from +12 to 24 VDC
  • Phase current ranges from 0.35 to 2.0 Amps Peak
  • Selectable Step Resolution from Full, Half, 1/4, and 1/8 microsteps
  • Optically isolated Step, Direction, and Disable/Enable Inputs
  • Selectable Current Reduction of 33%
  • Low Power Dissipation
  • Efficient Current Control
  • Thermal Shutdown, Under-voltage Protection
  • Power-on Indicator
  • Power Disable/Enable Control
  • Sinusoidal current waveform Low Cost Driver
R208 Is Available For Online Purchase

Part Number:

R208

Unit Price:

$89.95 USD

Ships Within:

5 Business Days

Estimated Inventory:

0 Units

Torque Comparison

As a simple 2 Amp driver, the R208 outperforms all of its competitors in its class in maximizing the torque output of a step motor. In the test below you can see that it even outperforms the IMS IM483, a driver that costs over twice as much. Using a standard 1.8° step motor at 8x microstepping, you can see how the R208 outperforms the competition on the torque/speed curve below. The R208 gets over 10% more torque out of the motor at the various speeds compared to the lowest performer.

 

R208_Torque Comparison

Temperature Comparison

The R208 directly competes with the IMS IB462. They are both 2 Amp peak drivers. Both feature full and half step, while the R208 is also capable of 4x and 8x microstepping. Using a standard 1.8° Step motor, 24 VDC, 2 Amps/phase, half-stepping, and 20 revolutions per second, you can see that the R208 runs much cooler than the IB462. After running both for 120 minutes the R208 is at 129° F (53.8° C), while the IB462 is at 138° F (58.8° C). If overall system temperature is important in your application, the R208 has a clear advantage running 9° F (5° C) cooler.

R208_Temperature Comparison

 PIN OUTS

PIN NUMBERCOLOR (#26 AWG Lead)FUNCTION
1Red+12 to 24 VDC
2BlackStep Resolution
3BrownStep Resolution
4Black/WhiteDisable
5OrangeDirection
6GreenPower Ground
7WhiteLogic Ground
8BlueOpto Supply
9YellowStep

Connectors

A DB-9 male connector provides power and control connections. Mating connector provided.

connector-bd9

 

 

 

CABLE OPTION

Each R208 comes with the following cables (Lin part number 090-00018 and 090-00019):

DB-9 cable with white 3-pin connector | 4-pin cable

DB9_Cable-4Pin

 

  • INPUT VOLTAGE:+12 to 24 VDC (Including Unregulated Power Supplies)
  • DRIVE CURRENT(PER PHASE): 0.25 to1.4 Amps RMS, 2 Amps Peak
  • ISOLATED INPUTS: Step Clock, Direction, Enable & Disable
  • STEP FREQUENCY (MAX): 500 kHz
  • STEPS PER REVOLUTION (1.8º MOTOR): 200, 400, 8000, 16000
Certifications:
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