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Re: Setting Steps Per Unit in Mach3
« Reply #20 on: July 20, 2011, 05:54:37 PM »
Thought that might be the case, thats why I suggested you flip the switches to the opposite in my last post ;)
Done the dip switch wrong way myself a few times ;D
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Re: Setting Steps Per Unit in Mach3
« Reply #21 on: July 21, 2011, 04:20:57 AM »
Following your suggestion it was the next thing on my list to try, before I had a chance the guy I got the controller off sent me a photo of what the dip switches should look like and I thought....hmmmm ok...haha Great when the problem can be found though!

The next minor issue I have to solve is the random cutting out of the estop and limits. I have put my debounce up to 5000 and they still have a habbit of tripping out. Can I put a capacitor across my switches and estop to solve this?

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Re: Setting Steps Per Unit in Mach3
« Reply #22 on: July 21, 2011, 04:42:58 AM »
Could it be vibration triggering the switches?  5000 is quite a bit and if its noise you have real problems, are your switch wires shielded and properly grounded at the control end?
Some people use capacitors, 0.1uF is the norm I think but no electronics expert.

Hood