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F5 (spindle on/off) and driver.
« on: March 19, 2010, 05:35:09 PM »
In order to turn off the spindle (F5 or M05), presence of the driver is required. (Mach3 version 3.042.033 and Mach3 version 3.042.038 tried. Actuality of the issue: not very - just on my simulating computer/laptop, the driver needs to be installed. Otherwise the spindle LED continues to blink).

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Re: F5 (spindle on/off) and driver.
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2010, 05:47:45 PM »
Have just deleted the driver here and dont have that problem, not sure why you are.
Can you attach your xml and I will see if I can replicate.
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Re: F5 (spindle on/off) and driver.
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2010, 05:52:23 PM »
here is the profile NB I'm running Mach3 on a laptop, i.e. Stepspeed technology, varying CPU speed.
« Last Edit: March 19, 2010, 05:54:20 PM by PeterF »

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Re: F5 (spindle on/off) and driver.
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2010, 06:04:15 PM »
Its definitely something in your xml that is causing it as I too get it with your xml but not with any others. Not found the problem yet but I will keep looking but its nothing to do with it being a laptop as this is a desktop I am simulating on.
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Re: F5 (spindle on/off) and driver.
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2010, 06:15:45 PM »
Ok I take that back, I can now replicate it in other profiles. I didnt have the spindle output enabled, just had them set up for relays.
Couple of options I see, one is to install the driver and the other is to disable the spindle output on ports and pins.
Going to load an older version and see if I get the same issue.
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Re: F5 (spindle on/off) and driver.
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2010, 06:21:23 PM »
Seems to be fine in older versions so can only think it is due to the spindle related driver changes that Art made recently.

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Re: F5 (spindle on/off) and driver.
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2010, 06:22:36 PM »
I tried the virgin Mach3Mill profile. Turning on or off Config->Ports And Pins->MotorOutputs->Spindle "Enabled" causes the issue, respectively ceases it. I keep the driver installed.

Thank you for your assistance.

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« Last Edit: March 19, 2010, 06:25:05 PM by PeterF »

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Re: F5 (spindle on/off) and driver.
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2010, 06:26:24 PM »
Not much assistance I am afraid, suppose I confirmed things for you but thats all  LOL


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