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adding an optical switch to the spindle
« on: September 18, 2010, 03:49:43 PM »
Is there a favorite part# that most use for optical switches?  I would like to find one that would
Have electronics onboard to allow me to hook up directly to mach. I don't know enough about them
To make an intelligant decision. 

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Re: adding an optical switch to the spindle
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2010, 04:06:36 PM »
Optek OPB917B is what I used, only need to add a resistor on the LED positive wire to limit current. 220 Ohm for the 5v supply is what I use.
Hood
Re: adding an optical switch to the spindle
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2010, 12:08:09 AM »
thanks,
  i'm not sure but does it look like it should be able to switch 24v on the output side?
steve

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