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Mach Discussion => General Mach Discussion => Topic started by: garyhlucas on October 15, 2018, 07:59:19 AM

Title: A bad case of stupid
Post by: garyhlucas on October 15, 2018, 07:59:19 AM
I’ve been building control panels since I was a kid because I would help my dad build them for his company in our garage. Then I did industrial electric installations for another fifteen years. Ever since I have designed and built control panels for all kinds of machinery. So I know just how important an accurate wiring schematic is.  So what do I do when I build my own CNC machine? I start building and wiring saying to myself I don’t really need a wiring diagram!

Now four years later and I want to add some new capabilites and I am totally confused about how all this stuff works!  I now have almost 5 days of effort cutting wire ties, poking, ringing out wires, and making a wiring diagram.  What a HUGE waste of time this is.  The changes I wanted to make are really simple if you have the correct wiring diagrams.

Broke the rules and I am really getting spanked!
Title: Re: A bad case of stupid
Post by: Tweakie.CNC on October 15, 2018, 08:32:07 AM
I think we have all been there but that is certainly good advice Garry - always stick a wiring diagram to the inside of the cabinet door.  ;)

Title: Re: A bad case of stupid
Post by: TOTALLYRC on October 20, 2018, 06:49:12 AM
The first step to recovery is admitting that you have a problem!

I have been bitten by the same thing. Hopefully I can take the time during my net retrofit/build to document everything properly.