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Ryan
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So in several places it says series is better at slow speeds, this http://rigidtalk.com/wiki/index.php?title=Z-Axis_Stepper_Motor_-_Series_Connected_Splitter_Board, is the only one that seems to have a graph. The graph is in half steps though, not sure how it would convert. I am still not sure. It is very hard to test the strength of the steppers in practical use. WE can go as low as 8th stepping if it really helps.

I can test this today if anyone has a legit way to quantify the changes in power? Maybe a force gauge and move the axis at set speeds and see what it takes to stall them while in motion and keep an eye on driver and stepper temps at the same time?