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Is there a basic tutorial how to config mach3 to run 5 steper motors?

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Re: my 5 step motors acting strangely
« Reply #20 on: March 02, 2011, 04:21:06 PM »
Hang on, maybe I attached the wrong xml, will check again and see.
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Re: my 5 step motors acting strangely
« Reply #21 on: March 02, 2011, 04:25:51 PM »
Ok the xml you attached had the pins set as in the first pic, I changed them to what is in the second pic.
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Re: my 5 step motors acting strangely
« Reply #22 on: March 02, 2011, 04:32:51 PM »
Yes thats right, in the hurry I took the wrong xml-file when I send it to you the first time, however when I load the one I sended to you the motors are completely dead but the one I got from you is the same as the one I used when I described how the motors act.
Re: my 5 step motors acting strangely
« Reply #23 on: March 02, 2011, 04:35:34 PM »
Can it be something with the switches on the board? The blue with six switches on?

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Re: my 5 step motors acting strangely
« Reply #24 on: March 02, 2011, 04:40:27 PM »
I am not sure what these switches are for, I am thinking they are for possibly setting the microstepping of the drives and if thats the case then no it wouldnt have such an effect. If however they change mode from CW/CCW to Step/Dir then yes it could.
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Re: my 5 step motors acting strangely
« Reply #25 on: March 02, 2011, 04:44:15 PM »
In this doc you can read what the dip-switches do

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Re: my 5 step motors acting strangely
« Reply #26 on: March 02, 2011, 04:57:54 PM »
Well that document seems to show totally different pins for step and dir,try this xml and see if your X Y and Z work correctly, if they do then we can try and get the others moving.
The dip switches will not have any real affect for the moment, they will alter things but will not stop your motors turning.
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Re: my 5 step motors acting strangely
« Reply #27 on: March 02, 2011, 05:09:30 PM »
This xml was a lot better, this is the status right now: X= perfect, Y= works in both direction while jogging it but very slow, Z = perfect, 4 or A is rotating nice but just cv independent if I press 4+ or 4- on the jogging panel, B is dead (in motor tuning) but as I sad its a lot better :D

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Re: my 5 step motors acting strangely
« Reply #28 on: March 02, 2011, 05:17:13 PM »
Ok we just have to figure out which pins are for A and B axis.
Try this XML and see if A also works, if not describe what it does.
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Re: my 5 step motors acting strangely
« Reply #29 on: March 02, 2011, 05:23:17 PM »
It was exactly the same, but I wonder way the B axis is "redcrossed" in motor outputs" I have tried to make it green but B is still dead