Hi, big fan and customer since 2011 here…
I’ve got a question I’m afraid might be trivial but figured I’d ask. Just got a few Tic 36v4 stepper drivers, and I’m hoping to drive rather large steppers with them. It is mentioned that they (the drivers) can deliver around 4A as is, and up to 6A with additional cooling… The steppers I’m looking to drive are chunky N34 rated at 5.6A, and I’d like to drive them to as close to their rating as possible, to get as much torque out of them as I can.
So my question is, what would consist of acceptable “additional cooling” for the Tic 36v4 to drive as much as 5.6A? Would aluminum heatsinks be enough, or forced fan cooling is a must? If heatsinks are enough, which components would need them?