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General Mach Discussion / Re: Thanks Chip!
« on: September 21, 2008, 11:23:44 PM »
all the other serial rs232 ports I've encountered have had instructions something like

db9        db25
4 loop to6

so forth and so on
these instructions don't:(

General Mach Discussion / Re: Thanks Chip!
« on: September 21, 2008, 11:13:05 PM »
I tried a normal db9 cable with an adapter to db25 and got zip.
this is what the manual says.

Serial Port: Pin 2 Rx (from host) Output. RS232 level receive line. Host computer

Serial Port: Pin 3 Tx (to host) Input. RS232 level transmit line. Host computer

Serial Port: Pin 5 Gnd(1) RS232 return (ground). Host computer

Serial port pin 4 is connected to pin 6, and pin 7 is connected to pin 8 to simulate
hardware handshaking if necessary. Pin 9 of the serial port is not used by the Pixie.
6. The serial port can be connected to a different host than that which is supplying step
and direction. It only needs to be connected while tuning the motor or setting other

these directions seem ...... confusing or I just duns

thanks ben

General Mach Discussion / Re: Thanks Chip!
« on: September 21, 2008, 09:37:27 PM »

I'm having a bit of a problem with my pixies
that is I find the instructions about the seriel port

I"m going form a db25 on the host to the pixies db9,
would anyone know how to wirer this


General Mach Discussion / Re: Boxford 160TCL
« on: August 22, 2008, 12:50:38 AM »

I'm using a c11 rev3 baord and am finding the markings
 a little confusing, being a machinest & not electronics type.
please let me know if I have this right.

on the output market X8

 function   terminal marking
 X step   =  2
 X dir     =   3
 com     =   ground
 Y step  =   4
 Y dir     =   5
 com      =  ground
 Z step   =  6
 Z dir      =  7
 com      =  ground


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