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Re: Stragen events question
« Reply #40 on: January 18, 2010, 05:49:28 PM »
How in the world do you go about checking the breakout board?  I am sort of afraid to switch the drive from x to y etc.  moving up twice or three times is one thing but to traverse x or y could be a disaster.  might even hit the side of my machine with the bit.  Oh, yes reason for so much concern limits do not work on this board never did and probably never will.  I do not understand it but that is the way of it.  Oh, the name I typed wrong it's 3D Routers he was located in southern Illinois.  Not that it matters today. 

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Re: Stragen events question
« Reply #41 on: January 18, 2010, 06:14:22 PM »
I have maybe an idea that might work.  If I remove the bit from the router just move a drive from either x or y into Z then run the program without installing the suspicious drive in the other axis I can see if the Z continues to act up.  Does that make sense?

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Re: Stragen events question
« Reply #42 on: January 18, 2010, 06:15:24 PM »
Best bet is to swap pins for the Z to the spare ones you have or even swap with X and see if X starts misbehaving
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Re: Stragen events question
« Reply #43 on: January 18, 2010, 06:17:03 PM »
That would do, there is of course another way to test, you could have a voltmeter on the Dir pin on the Z Drive and see if it changes when its supposed to or if it stays the same way while its not meant to be.
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Re: Stragen events question
« Reply #44 on: January 18, 2010, 06:18:30 PM »
I can try that just reassign the pin number from A to Z and see what happens.

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Re: Stragen events question
« Reply #45 on: January 18, 2010, 06:19:43 PM »
I will try that shortly.  We will see what happens I will be back out in the shop in a few to check this out.

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Re: Stragen events question
« Reply #46 on: January 18, 2010, 07:36:18 PM »
Okay her is what happened. I swapped the Y for the Z removed the bit ran the program and watched very closely for a double move in one direction.  NOTHING............I mean NOTHING...........that program ran perfectly, so I thought not twice it won't so I ran it again same results not a single error?   

Now one thing did change from the standard run.  I usually have the controller next to the computer, I for convince sake moved it to a safe zone on the router table since I was not cutting.  Is it possible I am getting electronic interference from the computer being so close to the controller?  This is really strange now.

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Re: Stragen events question
« Reply #47 on: January 18, 2010, 07:39:26 PM »
Did you physically swap the plugs on the d rives or just swap the pin assignment?
Noise could be the issue.

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Re: Stragen events question
« Reply #48 on: January 18, 2010, 07:41:44 PM »
I actually moved the drives.  Y went to Z and Z went to y

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Re: Stragen events question
« Reply #49 on: January 18, 2010, 07:43:27 PM »
I guess this is not standard but on the circuit board the drive pugs into a socket so changing drive is matter of unplugging and plugging in another.