T-Series/Commands/Set Hold Current/Motorized non-NMC Devices/Fractional Current Setting

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The current is related to the data by the formula:

Current = CurrentCapacity * 10 / CommandData

The range of accepted values is 0 (no current), 10 (max) - 127 (min). CurrentCapacity is the hardware's maximum capability of output current.

To prevent damage, some devices limit the maximum output current to a lower value. In that case the valid range is 0, Limit - 127. Current limits are listed under the device specifications.

Some devices limit the voltage rather than the current. In this case the same formula can be used by replacing Current and CurrentCapacity with Voltage and PowerSupplyVoltage.


For example, Suppose you connect a stepper motor rated for 420mA per phase to a T-CD2500. Reversing the equation above and using 420mA as Current gives:

CommandData

= 10 * CurrentCapacity / Current
= 10 * 2500mA / 420mA
= 59.5 (round to 60)

Therefore CommandData = 60.

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