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Offline Busted44

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TMC2208
« on: June 14, 2018, 09:27:18 AM »
I purchased two TMC2208 drivers for my FlashForge pro for the X & Y axis. The improvement was amazing the machine is so much quieter. So I purchased a bundle more to upgrade everything else I own 😃

These are not a direct drop in for the FlashForge as the pinout is reversed, so I had to breadboard it to test, I intend to draw up a pcb for it when I get chance.

Point is, check em out, they are great. I can now run my machine overnight. Just check the pinout before dropping them into your machine.

Marlin firmware requires some modification but Sailfish didnít require any.

I will post a video if anyone is interested but plenty on YouTube already
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Re: TMC2208
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2018, 05:17:37 PM »
I installed some TMC2130's in my A5.. only using them in dumb mode so I think they act the same as your 2208's..  Completely agree, they work so well and hardly any sound now. Superb upgrade, and yes I too had to reverse the direction in the firmware. :-)
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Re: TMC2208
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2018, 10:55:25 AM »
I designed my PCBs and got them made up a couple of weeks back. My first test was just for the X-Y axis on a breadboard, now I have replaced all the drivers in my printer and I have to say this is by far the best upgrade ever.
You could mount the TMC2208 upside down but the manufacturer specifies mounting the heat sink under the chip for better heat dissipation.