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« on: February 01, 2010, 11:31:53 PM »
Hi, I a noob to the CNC world.  I have finished my machine and now trying to get the software, boards, and motors to talk to each other.  I have ran the driver test on my Tobshiba satellite laptop with excellent results and set up the software the seller of the interface and driver boards but with no luck on getting the motor to turn.  I am test one motor here in the house then I will move out to the shop when completed. The motor appears to be lock when the power is applied.  I have tried several different setups, on a PC, and another motor with no luck. The LEDs on the driver board and a multimeter show a constant voltage to one side of the motor. Using Danaher 2 phase 1.8 degree stepper motors.
Any help or suggestions before I ruin something? ???
Thanks

John
Independence, OR
« Last Edit: February 01, 2010, 11:43:33 PM by Stubby1 »

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Re: locked motor
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2010, 02:23:57 AM »
can you attach your xml please, also any documents (or a link) for the wiring.
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Re: locked motor
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2010, 03:17:30 AM »
Will this work?

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Re: locked motor
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2010, 10:49:37 AM »
Will have a look tonight when I get home, busy day today in the workshop :(

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Re: locked motor
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2010, 11:05:20 AM »
The motors should lock up when the power is applied. That means the power has made through the drives. Now you need to get Mach set up, not an easy task when you first look at it, but really not that hard and the folks here love to help.

Dave

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Re: locked motor
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2010, 04:41:46 PM »
These manuals are not very cear at all, or at least to me they are not.
What wires have you got hooked up at the moment and to where?

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Re: locked motor
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2010, 04:43:06 PM »
When you do wire up just do one axis and get that working how you want it, then do the rest.

Steve
Re: locked motor
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2010, 04:56:27 PM »
Bowber: That is what I am doing now. One axis at a time.

Hood

Here is a picture of one driver and the how I have the wire connected.
I paired up the wires doing a continuity check.

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Re: locked motor
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2010, 05:02:32 PM »
On the breakout do you have a  power supply (or USB) connected?
If you open Mach are the motors locked when the Reset is flashing or is it after the Reset is green that they lock?
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Re: locked motor
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2010, 05:05:23 PM »
I am using a power supply and connect at the + / -
The motor is locked when power is supplied.  Doesn't seem to matter when reset or not.
I done the driver test in Mach and come out with excellent results.