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Re: How do you change motor direction.
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2012, 11:23:12 PM »
  OK
Here is what i am working with, SEE PHOTO'S
I printed out the Manual that was the (Rev.4) hope it is the correct one.
My board looks to be the C32 Dual port multifunction cnc board.
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Re: How do you change motor direction.
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2012, 01:08:24 AM »
  Can anyone I.D. the 4 driver boards.
Who make's them.
I want to print out instructions on them.
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Re: How do you change motor direction.
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2012, 03:11:10 AM »
You have a servo system and the grives seem to have G320X on them which means they are Geckos (with the covers removed), see here http://www.geckodrive.com/geckodrive-brush-dc-drives/g320x.html
You also have a SmoothStepper USB version (plugged into lower of CNC4PC breakout board) which means you will need to choose the SmoothStepper plugin. To see if it is already being used have a look on the Diagnostics page and see what the frequency says, it should say External. Have a look at Plugin Control menu and you should see the version of Plugin being used.
On the SmoothStepper itself you should see the Blue LED solid, Green Solid and Red flashing, that shows its connected to Mach and working.
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Re: How do you change motor direction.
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2012, 12:42:18 PM »
 Well thanks to you i have made a big jump on it.   
Headed to shop again today.
I have manuals printed out for everything but the encoder.
Will need to identify the encoder for pin out on the GX320 from the way it looks.
Thanks
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Re: How do you change motor direction.
« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2012, 02:05:24 PM »
The encoder is a US Digital one, I cant make out the actual model number but likely a 500 count per rev one.

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Re: How do you change motor direction.
« Reply #15 on: December 27, 2012, 12:35:58 AM »
  Merry Christmas guys.
Will be taking a short break.
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Re: How do you change motor direction.
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2013, 09:56:48 AM »
  OK
Now that i discovered that you have to start it up in Smooth stepper i have it kinda working.
I need to know what the three leds by each axis mean on the C32 - Duel Port Multifunction CNC Board.
I print out the instruction's, but has no mention of the lights.
I need to do some trouble shooting.
I have middle light blinking on on Z axis.
 
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Re: How do you change motor direction.
« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2013, 10:51:23 AM »
This is what i found out on LED's.

PCB = Printed Circuit Board, it is the plastic board.
STEP = Is the step or pulse pin, which takes the pulses to the driver.
DIR = Is the direction pin, indicates the driver the direction of rotation.
ERR = Fault line, lights if a driver faults.

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