# Non repetitive current in L6203

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by Ahmed Adel Hosni, Apr 14, 2011.

Aug 16, 2010
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Hello everyone

Can anyone explain for me what's the NRPC in L6203. It's written that the current is 5A with L6201 and 10A for L6201PS/L6202/L6203 when (<1ms)
while the Pulsed Output Current for L6201PS/L6202/L6203 is 5A

Is the current 10A or 5A ?? i read also that it's 4A on some forums !! I don't know how.

2. ### hgmjr Moderator

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To answer the question about the NRPC (non-repetitive peak current), depends on which one of the four packages you intend to use.

hgmjr

Aug 16, 2010
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Thanks for you reply, I'll be using L6203

Aug 16, 2010
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Can anyone answer me please because it's urgent and i need to know whether the L6203 will supply me with 5A or not.

thanks

5. ### SgtWookie Expert

Jul 17, 2007
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No, it won't work well for you.

You will need to supply your stepper with 5A continuously, and that driver is only capable of 1A continuous.

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Does continuous current happens if the output is always high ?? for example if it's used with a DC motor so the coil will be high for a long time ?

I'll be using it to control a stepper motor not a Dc. and if it will supply 1A continous, so what does the 5A and 10A stands for as i don't understand what's a non repetitive current and the time beside it.

thanks sqt

7. ### SgtWookie Expert

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Stepper motors need to have continuous current when they are holding still; to keep the rotor locked in place. If you try to use that driver for your stepper motor, you will burn it up.

You need a driver that is rated for >= 5A continuous current.

Last edited: Apr 16, 2011

Aug 16, 2010
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ok i understand that you mean when i need it for braking conditions. am i right ??

but if i won't use it for braking and just for moving a table horizontally, will it supply me with 5A during my pulses ??

Note: I can't use a driver, i need to make my own circuit. That's the main part in my project discussion.