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Elexol I/O 24 PlugIn
« on: February 19, 2009, 02:02:48 AM »
This is a PlugIn for the Elexol I/O 24 modules.  http://www.elexol.com

Up to 4 modules can be configured (Ethernet or USB), in any combination, for a total of 96 I/O pins.

The PlugIn utilizes a feature of the Elexol modules that eliminates polling.  So there is not much traffic in normal situations.  The USB modules are a breeze to setup.  Ethernet modules require a bit more knowledge, but there is setup software available from Elexol that makes it as painless as possible.

These are great little modules that can eliminate many cables from the Mach computer to the machine.  They can be used in conjunction with parallel port setups as the Mach port that each module uses is configurable.

If you like the idea of these modules, I would suggest getting their opto-isolated input boards and their relay output boards.  They will handle 24v systems this way and the risk of frying something is reduced.  Otherwise, the inputs and outputs are 5v TTL.

You can download the PlugIn here -->  http://www.smcomp.com/~smurph/Elexol/Elexol.m3p
And the documentation here --> http://www.smcomp.com/~smurph/Elexol/ElexolPlugIn.pdf

I hope you enjoy!

Steve

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Re: Elexol I/O 24 PlugIn
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2009, 08:38:06 AM »
Steve,

    Thank you Sir for contributing such fine work!!  It is ALWAY great to have MORE IO!!! Looking forward to more of your work and comments.

Scott
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Re: Elexol I/O 24 PlugIn
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2010, 08:15:43 AM »
Why isn't this plugin on the Plugins Download page. No one probably even knows it's here??
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Re: Elexol I/O 24 PlugIn
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2010, 06:12:19 PM »
Thanks Steve, it looks very promising. Do you mind if we put it on the downloads page?

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Re: Elexol I/O 24 PlugIn
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2010, 01:44:52 AM »
No, not at all.  Put it up on the download page if you want. 

The USB version seems to work best.  The UDP on the Ethernet version can get hung up occasionally on a crowded network.

Steve
Re: Elexol I/O 24 PlugIn
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2010, 03:34:24 PM »
can't get this plugin to load in Mach3 - Mach3 gives error dialog loading it when starting up .   
Also,
 can anyone  provide some examples/ideas  for  use with Mach3 ?
thanks
Chaz

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Re: Elexol I/O 24 PlugIn
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2010, 04:59:24 PM »
Sounds like you don't have the FTDI drivers installed.  You need the one from their website and not the one that comes with Windows.