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This issue is primarily caused by overheating drivers. It can also happen if the user has increased XY jerk settings or raised acceleration settings (there of course can be other mechanical or electrical causes butcauses, but the primary cause is overheat or settingssettings, more on the other potential causes below).
This issue is primarily caused by overheating drivers. It can also happen if the user has increased XY jerk settings or raised acceleration settings (there of course can be other mechanical or electrical causes butcauses, but the primary cause is overheat or settingssettings, more on the other potential causes below).
 
Driver overheat can have many causes of its own. The primary cause is when the current is set too high or the cooling is inadequate. Cooling issues tend to be dying fans, clogged filter, lack of heat sinks, improperly installed heatsink, wires are blocking the airflow, or the room temperature is high. The higher the current setting the more cooling that is necessary. Overheat is most common during 3d prints and rarely occurs during laser files or milling because far less acceleration and deceleration moments are happening in a given period of time. During acceleration and deceleration is when the current draw is at its highest, and the most heat is being pumped into the drivers in the shortest period of time.
 
When we talked missed steps we are looking at three primary factors; available torque, clean stepper pulses, and mechanical resistance. If the motor torque available is too low for stock settings the machine will miss steps. If the stepper pulses become erratic due to overheat you will lose steps (or if they go into thermal shutdown for protection momentarily), and if the resistance in the axis or axes has increased due to a mechanical issue and is above the available motor torque, the machine will miss steps.
 
It's all about power and torque over time. When you increase acceleration and XY jerk you Increase the demand for torque by decreasing the amount of time the axis has to get up to speed (those two settings are mathematically connected in the firmware). By reducing those settings you are solving the problem simply by reducing the amount of torque required to turn the axis in the same period of time. This also reduces the amount of heat being produced by the driver in a given period. It does this by increasing the amount of time over which the current draw is happening, allowing more time for the heat to dissipate for the same amount of overall current draw.
 
Most electrical, software, or mechanical issues will present as missed steps (or offset moves).
 
As a note; If your computer has power saving features active and momentarily stops commands to the USB when they go into affect, this also results in missed steps during very long jobs that would otherwise complete perfectly (very common). The same effect will happen if you use an overly long USB cord or one without ferrites and shielding, in which case, the resulting EMI will cause missed commands over the connection, which show as offset printing or missed steps.

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This issue is primarily caused by overheating drivers. It can also happen if the user has increased XY jerk settings or raised acceleration settings (there of course can be other mechanical or electrical causes but the primary cause is overheat or settings).
 
Driver overheat can have many causes of its own. The primary cause is when the current is set too high or the cooling is inadequate. Cooling issues tend to be dying fans, clogged filter, lack of heat sinks, improperly installed heatsink, wires are blocking the airflow, or the room temperature is high. The higher the current setting the more cooling that is necessary. Overheat is most common during 3d prints and rarely occurs during laser files or milling because far less acceleration and deceleration moments are happening in a given period of time. During acceleration and deceleration is when the current draw is at its highest, and the most heat is being pumped into the drivers in the shortest period of time.
 
When we talked missed steps we are looking at three primary factors; available torque, clean stepper pulses, and mechanical resistance. If the motor torque available is too low for stock settings the machine will miss steps. If the stepper pulses become erratic due to overheat you will lose steps (or if they go into thermal shutdown for protection momentarily), and if the resistance in the axis or axes has increased due to a mechanical issue and is above the available motor torque, the machine will miss steps.
 
WhenIt's all about power and torque over time. When you increase acceleration and XY jerk you increaseIncrease the demand for torque by decreasing the amount of time the axis has to get up to speed (those two settings are mathematically connected in the firmware). By reducing those settings you are solving the problem simply by reducing the amount of torque required to turn the axis in the same period of time. This also reduces the amount of heat being produced by the driver in a given periodperiod. It does this by increasing the amount of time over which the current draw is happening, allowing more time for the heat to dissipate for the same amount of overall current draw.
WhenIt's all about power and torque over time. When you increase acceleration and XY jerk you increaseIncrease the demand for torque by decreasing the amount of time the axis has to get up to speed (those two settings are mathematically connected in the firmware). By reducing those settings you are solving the problem simply by reducing the amount of torque required to turn the axis in the same period of time. This also reduces the amount of heat being produced by the driver in a given periodperiod. It does this by increasing the amount of time over which the current draw is happening, allowing more time for the heat to dissipate for the same amount of overall current draw.
 
Most electrical, software, or mechanical issues will present as missed steps (or offset moves).
 
As a note, ifnote; If your computer has power saving features active and momentarily stops commands to the USB when they go into affectaffect, this also results in missed steps during very long jobs that would otherwise complete perfectly (very common). The same affecteffect will happen if you use an overly long USB cord or one without ferrites and shielding, in which case, the resulting EMI will cause missed commands over the connection, which show as offset printing or missed steps.
As a note, ifnote; If your computer has power saving features active and momentarily stops commands to the USB when they go into affectaffect, this also results in missed steps during very long jobs that would otherwise complete perfectly (very common). The same affecteffect will happen if you use an overly long USB cord or one without ferrites and shielding, in which case, the resulting EMI will cause missed commands over the connection, which show as offset printing or missed steps.

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This issue is primarily caused by overheating drivers, or itdrivers. It can also happen if the user has increased XY jerk settings above the 5 factory setting, or if they have raised acceleration settings (there of course can be other mechanical or electrical causes but the primary cause is overheat or settings).
This issue is primarily caused by overheating drivers, or itdrivers. It can also happen if the user has increased XY jerk settings above the 5 factory setting, or if they have raised acceleration settings (there of course can be other mechanical or electrical causes but the primary cause is overheat or settings).
 
Driver overheat can have many causes of its own. The primary cause is when the current is set too high or the cooling is inadequate. Cooling issues tend to be dying fans, clogged filter, lack of heat sinks, improperly installed heatsink, wires are blocking the airflow, or the room temperature is high. The higher the current setting the more cooling that is necessary. Overheat is most common during 3d prints and rarely occurs during laser files or milling because far less acceleration and deceleration moments are happening. Thishappening in a given period of time. During acceleration and deceleration is when the current draw is at its highest, and the most heat is being pumped into the drivers in the shortest period of time.
Driver overheat can have many causes of its own. The primary cause is when the current is set too high or the cooling is inadequate. Cooling issues tend to be dying fans, clogged filter, lack of heat sinks, improperly installed heatsink, wires are blocking the airflow, or the room temperature is high. The higher the current setting the more cooling that is necessary. Overheat is most common during 3d prints and rarely occurs during laser files or milling because far less acceleration and deceleration moments are happening. Thishappening in a given period of time. During acceleration and deceleration is when the current draw is at its highest, and the most heat is being pumped into the drivers in the shortest period of time.
 
When we talked missed steps we are looking at three primary factors; available torque, clean stepper pulses, and mechanical resistance. If the motor torque available is too low for stock settings the machine will miss steps. If the stepper pulses become erratic due to overheat you will lose steps (or if they go into thermal shutdown for protection momentarily), and if the resistance in the axis or axes has increased due to a mechanical issue and is above the available motor torque, the imachinemachine will miss steps.
When we talked missed steps we are looking at three primary factors; available torque, clean stepper pulses, and mechanical resistance. If the motor torque available is too low for stock settings the machine will miss steps. If the stepper pulses become erratic due to overheat you will lose steps (or if they go into thermal shutdown for protection momentarily), and if the resistance in the axis or axes has increased due to a mechanical issue and is above the available motor torque, the imachinemachine will miss steps.
 
When you increase acceleration and XY jerk you increase the demand for torque by decreasing the time the axis has to get up to speed (those two settings are mathematically connected in the firmware). By reducing those settings you are solving the problem simply by reducing the amount of torque required to turn the axis in the same period of time. This also reduces the amount of heat being produced by the driver in a given period by increasing the amount of time over which the current draw is happening, allowing more time for the heat to dissipate for the same amount of overall current draw.
 
Most electrical, software, or mechanical issues will present as missed steps (or offset moves).
 
As a note, if your computer has power saving features and momentarily stops commands to the USB when they go into affect this also results in missed steps during very long jobs that would otherwise complete perfectly (very common). The same affect will happen if you use an overly long USB cord or one without ferrites and shielding, in which case, the resulting EMI will cause missed commands over the connection, which show as offset printing or missed steps.

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This issue is primarily caused by overheating drivers, or it can happen if the user has increased XY jerk settings above the 5 factory setting, or if they have raised acceleration settings (there of course can be other mechanical or electrical causes but the primary cause is overheat or settings).
 
Driver overheat can have many causes of its own. The primary cause is when the current is set too high or the cooling is inadequate. Cooling issues tend to be dying fans, clogged filter, lack of heat sinks, improperly installed heatsink, wires are blocking the airflow, or the room temperature is high. The higher the current setting the more cooling that is necessary. Overheat is most common during 3d prints and rarely occurs during laser files or milling because far less acceleration and deceleration moments are happening. This is when the current draw is at its highest, and the most heat is being pumped into the drivers in the shortest period of time.
 
When we talked missed steps we are looking at three primary factors; available torque, clean stepper pulses, and mechanical resistance. If the motor torque available is too low for stock settings the machine will miss steps. If the stepper pulses become erratic due to overheat you will lose steps (or if they go into thermal shutdown for protection momentarily), and if the resistance in the axis or axes has increased due to a mechanical issue and is above the available motor torque, the imachine will miss steps.
 
When you increase acceleration and XY jerk you increase the demand for torque by decreasing the time the axis has to get up to speed (those two settings are mathematically connected in the firmware). By reducing those settings you are solving the problem simply by reducing the amount of torque required to turn the axis in the same period of time. This can also reducereduces the amount of heat being produced by the driver in a given period by increasing the amount of time over which the current draw is happening, allowing more time for the heat to dissipate for the same amount of overall current draw.
When you increase acceleration and XY jerk you increase the demand for torque by decreasing the time the axis has to get up to speed (those two settings are mathematically connected in the firmware). By reducing those settings you are solving the problem simply by reducing the amount of torque required to turn the axis in the same period of time. This can also reducereduces the amount of heat being produced by the driver in a given period by increasing the amount of time over which the current draw is happening, allowing more time for the heat to dissipate for the same amount of overall current draw.
 
Most electrical, software, or mechanical issues will present as missed steps (or offset moves).
 
As a note, if your computer has power saving features and momentarily stops commands to the USB when they go into affect this also results in missed steps during very long jobs that would otherwise complete perfectly (very common). The same affect will happen if you use an overly long USB cord or one without ferrites and shielding, in which case, the resulting EMI will cause missed commands over the connection, which show as offset printing or missed steps.

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This issue is primarily caused by overheating drivers, or it can happen if the user has increased XY jerk settings above the 5 factory setting, or if they have raised acceleration settings (there of course can be other mechanical or electrical causes but the primary cause is overheat or settings).
 
Driver overheat can have many causes of its own. The primary cause is when the current is set too high or the cooling is inadequate. Cooling issues tend to be dying fans, clogged filter, lack of heat sinks, improperly installed heatsink, or if wireswires are blocking airflowthe airflow, or the room temperature is high. The higher the current setting the more cooling that is necessary. Overheat is most common during 3d prints and rarely occurs during laser files or milling because far less acceleration and deceleration moments are happening. This is when the current draw is at its highest, and the most heat is being pumped into the drivers in the shortest period of time.
Driver overheat can have many causes of its own. The primary cause is when the current is set too high or the cooling is inadequate. Cooling issues tend to be dying fans, clogged filter, lack of heat sinks, improperly installed heatsink, or if wireswires are blocking airflowthe airflow, or the room temperature is high. The higher the current setting the more cooling that is necessary. Overheat is most common during 3d prints and rarely occurs during laser files or milling because far less acceleration and deceleration moments are happening. This is when the current draw is at its highest, and the most heat is being pumped into the drivers in the shortest period of time.
 
When we talked missed steps we are looking at three primary factors; available torque, clean stepper pulses, and mechanical resistance. If the motor torque available is too low for stock settings the machine will miss steps. If the stepper pulses become erratic due to overheat you will lose steps (or if they go into thermal shutdown for protection momentarily), and if the resistance in the axis or axes has increased due to a mechanical issue and is above the available motor torque, the imachine will miss steps.
 
When you increase acceleration and XY jerk you increase the demand for torque by decreasing the time the axis has to get up to speed (those two settings are mathematically connected in the firmware). By reducing those settings you are solving the problem simply by reducing the amount of torque required to turn the axis in the same period of time. This can also reduce the amount of heat being produced by the driver in a given period by increasing the amount of time over which the current draw is happening, allowing more time for the heat to dissipate for the same amount of overall current draw.
When you increase acceleration and XY jerk you increase the demand for torque by decreasing the time the axis has to get up to speed (those two settings are mathematically connected in the firmware). By reducing those settings you are solving the problem simply by reducing the amount of torque required to turn the axis in the same period of time. This can also reduce the amount of heat being produced by the driver in a given period by increasing the amount of time over which the current draw is happening, allowing more time for the heat to dissipate for the same amount of overall current draw.
 
Most electrical, software, or mechanical issues will present as missed steps (or offset moves).
 
As a note, if your computer has power saving features and momentarily stops commands to the USB when they go into affect this also results in missed steps during very long jobs that would otherwise complete perfectly (very common). The same affect will happen if you use an overly long USB cord or one without ferrites and shielding, in which case, the resulting EMI will cause missed commands over the connection, which show as offset printing or missed steps.

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This issue is primarily caused by overheating drivers, or it can happen if the user has increased XY jerk settings above the 5 factory setting, or if they have raised acceleration settings (there of course can be other mechanical or electrical causes but the primary cause is overheat or settings).
 
Driver overheat can have many causes of its own. The primary cause is when the current is set too high or the cooling is inadequate. Cooling issues tend to be dying fans, clogged filter, lack of heat sinks, improperly installed heatsink, or if wires are blocking airflow. The higher the current setting the more cooling that is necessary. Overheat is most common during 3d prints and rarely occurs during laser files or milling because far less acceleration and deceleration moments are happening. This is when the current draw is at its highest, and the most heat is being pumped into the drivers in the shortest period of time.
 
When we talked missed steps we are looking at three primary factors; available torque, clean stepper pulses, and mechanical resistance. If the motor torque available is too low for stock settings the machine will miss steps. If the stepper pulses become erratic due to overheat you will lose steps (or if they go into thermal shutdown for protection momentarily). Andmomentarily), and if the mechanical resistance in the axis or axes has increased due to a mechanical issue and is above the available motor torque, the machineimachine will miss steps.
When we talked missed steps we are looking at three primary factors; available torque, clean stepper pulses, and mechanical resistance. If the motor torque available is too low for stock settings the machine will miss steps. If the stepper pulses become erratic due to overheat you will lose steps (or if they go into thermal shutdown for protection momentarily). Andmomentarily), and if the mechanical resistance in the axis or axes has increased due to a mechanical issue and is above the available motor torque, the machineimachine will miss steps.
 
When you increase acceleration and XY jerk you increase the demand for torque by decreasing the time the axis has to get up to speed (those two settings are mathematically connected in the firmware). By reducing those settings you are solving the problem simply by reducing the amount of torque required to turn the axisaxis in the same period of time. This can also reduce the amount of heat being produced by the driver in a given period by increasing the amount of time over which the current draw is happening, allowing more time for the heat to dissipate for the same amount of overall current draw.
When you increase acceleration and XY jerk you increase the demand for torque by decreasing the time the axis has to get up to speed (those two settings are mathematically connected in the firmware). By reducing those settings you are solving the problem simply by reducing the amount of torque required to turn the axisaxis in the same period of time. This can also reduce the amount of heat being produced by the driver in a given period by increasing the amount of time over which the current draw is happening, allowing more time for the heat to dissipate for the same amount of overall current draw.
 
Most electrical, software, or mechanical issues will present as missed steps (or offset moves).
 
As a note, if your computer has power saving features and momentarily stops commands to the USB when they go into affect this also results in missed steps during very long jobs that would otherwise complete perfectly (very common). The same affect will happen if you use an overly long USB cord or one without ferrites and shielding, in which casecase, the resulting EMI will cause missed commandscommands over the connection, which show as offset printing or missed steps.
As a note, if your computer has power saving features and momentarily stops commands to the USB when they go into affect this also results in missed steps during very long jobs that would otherwise complete perfectly (very common). The same affect will happen if you use an overly long USB cord or one without ferrites and shielding, in which casecase, the resulting EMI will cause missed commandscommands over the connection, which show as offset printing or missed steps.

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This issue is primarily caused by overheating drivers, or it can happen if the user has increased XY jerk settings above the 5 factory setting, or if they have raised acceleration settings (there of course can be other mechanical or electrical causes but the primary cause is overheat or settings).

Driver overheat can have many causes of its own. The primary cause is when the current is set too high or the cooling is inadequate.  Cooling issues tend to be dying fans, clogged filter, lack of heat sinks, improperly installed heatsink, or if wires are blocking airflow. The higher the current setting the more cooling that is necessary. Overheat is most common during 3d prints and rarely occurs during laser files or milling because far less acceleration and deceleration moments are happening. This is when the current draw is at its highest, and the most heat is being pumped into the drivers in the shortest period of time.

When we talked missed steps we are looking at three primary factors; available torque, clean stepper pulses, and mechanical resistance. If the motor torque available is too low the machine will miss steps. If the stepper pulses become erratic due to overheat you will lose steps (or if they go into thermal shutdown for protection momentarily). And if the mechanical resistance is above the available motor torque, the machine will miss steps.

When you increase acceleration and XY jerk you increase the demand for torque by decreasing the time the axis has to get up to speed (those two settings are mathematically connected in the firmware). By reducing those settings you are solving the problem simply by reducing the amount of torque required to turn the axis. This can also reduce the amount of heat being produced by the driver in a given period by increasing the amount of time over which the current draw is happening, allowing more time for the heat to dissipate for the same amount of overall current draw.

Most electrical, software, or mechanical issues will present as missed steps (or offset moves).

As a note, if your computer has power saving features and momentarily stops commands to the USB when they go into affect this also results in missed steps during very long jobs that would otherwise complete perfectly (very common). The same affect will happen if you use an overly long USB cord or one without ferrites and shielding, in which case the resulting EMI will cause missed commands, which show as offset printing or missed steps.

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