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1  Third party software and hardware support forums. / PoKeys / Re: Pokeys on board power supply on: July 20, 2014, 11:02:10 PM
Yes, your approach is correct. Unfortunately, it is unknown to me which OEM LEDs allow you to do this and which ones don't.
2  Third party software and hardware support forums. / PoKeys / Re: Pokeys on board power supply on: July 20, 2014, 02:28:53 AM
It appears that Mach3 does not allow the block delete function to be controlled from a switch and requires a button instead. I would suggest replacing the switch with a pushbutton with LED.
3  Third party software and hardware support forums. / PoKeys / Re: Pokeys on board power supply on: July 19, 2014, 02:18:51 AM
Some Mach3 functions behave like a toggle switch and require one actuation for turning the feature on, and another one for turning it off. A workaround on some functions can be done by mapping a switch input to OEM LED (these are not only used for outputs).
4  Third party software and hardware support forums. / PoKeys / Re: Pokeys on board power supply on: July 12, 2014, 05:03:30 AM
Mach3 MPG - are you using PoKeys56U for generating pulses for the motors? There are some issues in how Mach3 handles the MPG jogging by itself (and not using LPT port for MPG).
Block delete: if you are using a button (not switch), then use the mapping to button 176, which toggles the block delete mode. If you are using a switch, map its signal to OEM LED 66.
Regarding potentiometers - to minimize the noise, it is advisable to wire the potentiometers to PoKeys's 3.3V pin.
Use OEM DRO 821 to override the feedrate DRO. Enter proper offset and gain values in the analog input dialog options (see the Pulse engine and Mach3 plugin manual on this).
5  Third party software and hardware support forums. / PoKeys / Re: Pokeys on board power supply on: July 11, 2014, 03:18:25 AM
Please take a look at the 6.4.  Electrical specification static characteristic table in the PoKeys manual. The 5 V pin can be used to source up to 400 mA, while 3.3 V pin can source up to 120 mA.
6  Third party software and hardware support forums. / PoKeys / Re: Pokeys as MPG screen flickers on: May 12, 2014, 02:03:12 AM
Unfortunately, we can not observe any flickering of Mach3 window. This is a Mach3 issue with refreshing. Do you have the latest 3.043.066 version?
7  Third party software and hardware support forums. / PoKeys / Re: mach3 and PoBlocks by Shared Slots on: May 10, 2014, 04:22:15 AM
As markder13 also contacted PoScope support directly, I am providing the answer to the question for other users that might need the same functionality.

The spindle speed can be easily setup using usual encoder inputs of the PoKeys device - this should be available in the PoKeys Mach3 plugin as Encoder to DRO mapping (select spindle speed override DRO).

If you want greater control, PoIL shared data slots can be used for data interchange between Mach3 and PoBlocks environment - Mach3's side is simple and is described in the plugin's manual, while the PoBlocks side is described in the PoBlocks manual.
8  Third party software and hardware support forums. / PoKeys / Re: Pokeys56 and Smoothstepper (ethernet) on: March 19, 2014, 12:06:19 AM
I overlooked your post, tantan, that SS plugin produces an error only after these glitches. So, please confirm - SS plugin does not crash immediately, but after there are glitches on the SRO value.
9  Third party software and hardware support forums. / PoKeys / Re: Pokeys56 and Smoothstepper (ethernet) on: March 17, 2014, 11:45:15 AM
Hi,

Neoto explained me that this cannot be asmoothstepper issue. Within a few weeks i will test my pendant with the sro funtion in combination with a cslabs controller. I will report my findings here,

Tnx tantan

I explained to you that this can not be PoKeys's issue if Smoothstepper is crashing, not the other way around.
10  Third party software and hardware support forums. / PoKeys / Re: PoKeys and Limit Switches on: March 17, 2014, 11:41:11 AM
Basically, PoKeys supports three switches per axis - limit-, home/ref and limit+. They used to be handled separately, but since version 3.1.0, PoKeys devices now support combined home and limit switches. The behaviour of limit switches is that motion is halted anytime the limit switch is hit unless in homing mode (if home/limit combined option is enabled). The limit switches can also be disabled by enabling 'limit override', but then the machine's safety is in operator's hands.
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