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Spindle problem
« on: July 22, 2006, 06:11:05 PM »
 I recently made a mini router .Everything works fine  except  spindle on-off  function. I set up  pin 17  as  output pin for the spindle.Sometimes I measure 2 volts  sometimes 4.45 volts on pin 17 . I don't know why it  is not stable . even sometimes  spindle runs during the jogging .I use  mach 3 running on my PIII 800 mhz laptop . I use solid state relay and opto isolated amplifier  pcb for the spindle. Sometimes  the signal is so weak that spindle  runs jerky( due to frequent on-off )  .Does anyone have a problem like this ?

rceebuilder
« Last Edit: July 22, 2006, 06:15:57 PM by rceebuilder »

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Re: Spindle problem
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2006, 01:52:23 AM »
I may have this wrong, isn't pin 17 for the charge pump, the safety power up controller pin?
Re: Spindle problem
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2006, 05:55:26 AM »
Rceebuilder,

If sometimes you have 2 volts on pin 17, then maybe you a safety chege pum enabled. Check your output pins. 4.45 is a hi, 2 looks like an average from a pulse train, that could come from a safety charge pump, which by default comes configured in mach on pin 17.

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Re: Spindle problem
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2006, 09:18:41 AM »
You may want to get a breakout board...
Fixing problems one post at a time ;)

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Re: Spindle problem
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2006, 05:53:49 PM »
I have no oscilloscope  but I feel that the output comes  like  it is step pulse . When the motion fast  it can be measured  4.45 volt but the motion slow down it drops to 2 volts . I think it should be  stable ,  whatever the motion rate is . Is  this a fault of the  laptop or is it related with the Mach 3 ?

Rceebuilder
« Last Edit: July 23, 2006, 05:55:25 PM by rceebuilder »
Re: Spindle problem
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2006, 07:00:53 AM »
Rceebuilder,

Did you check your output pins? And motor output?  Do this under Conifg / Pins&Ports. You might have that pin used for a motor, spindle, or safety charge pump.  Those are the things I can think will generate a series of steps.

Arturo Duncan
http://cnc4pc.com
Re: Spindle problem
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2006, 12:25:16 AM »
i have the same problem.  the voltage is so low that the 110v going to the spindle interfers with it i think.
Re: Spindle problem
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2006, 07:27:49 AM »
Finally  I have tried  to run  Mach3  with  my tabletop PC . THe spindle on-off function works  pretty well  at the moment . Thanks for the comments

Rceebuilder