Stepper Brake Support
GiulianoM last edited by
Request to add support for Stepper Motors with electromagnetic brakes.
Normally locked, apply 24V power to release the steppers.
Some brakes consume anywhere from 5-15W @ 24VDC, so multiple Z axis steppers could be driven by either an Extruder Heater channel, or a Fan channel.
More likely to be the case with Duex5 expansion boards, since they have more Extruder Heater channels.
Would be nice to be able to assign a Brake channel to an Axis, so that the steppers are locked normally, and unlocked with Z axis movements.