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Think I solved, When I changed the Spindle setting in Motor Outputs to Port 2 and pin 17, I forgot to change the step and Dir ports on the same line to 2, that solved the problem.

Regards John

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Sorry just noticed that Spindle control not checked, problem returns but if I uncheck PWM control it works fine so its whatever the PWM controls is the problem.

Regards John

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Try again with attachments

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Well when I turned on computer and Mach 3 this morning it worked fine, it must has required a restart.

But I enclose copy as requested

Most grateful for help.

Regards John

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Hi, from a previous post I had problems with setting up a 2nd Parrallel port which I sorted but have a minor issue which hopefully someone may help.

I installed the second Parallel Card again with Port address 0xe880
 Output Signal

Output Pin #1 Enabled Port #2 Pin #17

When I Check / Uncheck Active Low relay operates correctly.

Mist Settings
Port 1 address 0x378

Output Pin #3 Enabled Port #1 Pin #17

When Check/Uncheck Active Low relay operates

Fine so far.

If I then go into Diagnostics click Spindle Toggle both relays operate
Click Mist Toggle just mist relay operates

Similarly
If I select in MIDI ,
M3 Both relays operate
M4 Just the spindle relay
M5 Both off
M7 Mist relay operates
M8 None
M9 Mist Off

Also in Spindle setup in Ports and Pins I have spindle control checked and PWM, Relay Control on pin 1 for CW and CCW and mist on 3 and Flood 4, not sure what these pins mean

Update, If I uncheck "Use Spindle Motor Output " the relays are fine but I need spindle motor for PWM control.

So how is it that both relays operate with an M3 or Spindle Toggle, or should they.

Grateful for advise.
Regards John

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Update, If I uncheck "Use Spindle Motor Output " the relays are fine but I need spindle motor for PWM control.

Regards John

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I installed the second Parallel Card again with Port address 0xe880
 Output Signal

Output Pin #1 Enabled Port #2 Pin #17

When I Check / Uncheck Active Low relay operates correctly.

Mist Settings
Port 1 address 0x378

Output Pin #3 Enabled Port #1 Pin #17

When Check/Uncheck Active Low relay operates

Fine so far.

If I then go into Diagnostics click Spindle Toggle both relays operate
Click Mist Toggle just mist relay operates

Similarly
If I select in MIDI ,
M3 Both relays operate
M4 Just the spindle relay
M5 Both off
M7 Mist relay operates
M8 None
M9 Mist Off

So how is it that both relays operate with an M3 or Spindle Toggle, or should they.

Grateful for advise.
Regards John

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Thanks for reply, yeh cooling sorted I will try putting the second Breakout board back and the 2nd parallel board back in and use that Port No that was shown.

Thanks
Regards John

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I think I answered my own question or by looking at Mach 3 Control tutorial No 4, I should have used "Outputs" and I used "Enable2" so used Outputs 3 and 4 for M7, M8 and M9 know work fine.

Just need to sort the Card problem.

Regards John

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Well I tried using Pin #17 on my original Port and removed 2nd Parrallel card, I managed to get the relay to work BUT, only works with M3, M4, and M5 but thats the spindle control, I cant figure how to use M7, M8 or M9 commands which is the correct Mcode for coolant.

I think from reading other posts that the parallel card I have for the 2nd port is not the correct type I need one that I can access the Port settings.

But apart from that I would be grateful for help in config the correct way in Ports and Pins.

Regards John

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