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General Mach Discussion / Re: Newbie Advice on VFD conversion
« on: May 05, 2011, 09:52:26 PM »
Hi Jugster,
If you could PM or send link to the literature you refer to then that would be great.


General Mach Discussion / Re: Newbie Advice on VFD conversion
« on: May 05, 2011, 06:54:55 PM »
Hi Jugster,

Thanks for that. Yes, I did a bit more searching and digging last night and starting to wrap my head around it all. The unit you mentioned is very reasonably price so may have to go down this option. Not too much lost if it doesn't work out, but I'm sure it will.


General Mach Discussion / Re: Newbie Advice on VFD conversion
« on: May 05, 2011, 01:16:50 AM »
Hello Jugster and BR549,
Thanks for the feedback.

Jugster, with your unit how did you find the finger pad control use prior to MACH3 connection as opposed to say a normal potentiometer?
Reason I ask is I will be using it in this manner for a little while before I integrate with MACH3 and a pot seems easier than finger pads. Any thoughts?


General Mach Discussion / Newbie Advice on VFD conversion
« on: May 04, 2011, 07:52:37 PM »
Hi Everyone,

My first post so please excuse any ignorance.
I have a Chinese type mill that I wish to convert to 3 phase from single phase with VFD control for obvious reasons + I wish to increase the kw from standard 1.5 to 2.2.

After this I wish to do a CNC conversion controlled by MACH3.

My question is I have found this VFD unit on eBay
and need to know if it could be controlled via MACH3. I have asked the supplier and he doesn't know much about MACH3 so was hoping someone here could look at the specs on the ebay listing here
and let me know if they believe it suitable to be controlled by MACH3.

Don't know much about the electrical side of things but learning fast.
Any help greatly appreciated.


Hi There,

Michael here, I live in Sydney Australia and have always enjoyed the mechanical/engineering/scientific side of anything.
Currently I own a Chinese type mill and lathe, medium home shop size I guess you could say and am looking at converting the mill to CNC with MACH3 control.

As mentioned above I'm into anything mechanical as well as astronomy, grape growing and wine making (and drinking) and walking the dog. I'm also hopeless on electronics so no doubt I will be asking a few questions on this front.

All the Best

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