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TB6560 single axis hookup
« on: July 01, 2013, 11:42:14 AM »
I have a TB6560 single axis board http://www.sainsmart.com/new-cnc-router-single-axis-3a-tb6560-stepper-motor-drivers-board-for-axiscontrol.html  "documentation" here>> http://www.sainsmart.com/zen/documents/20-019-200/Tb6560%20stepping%20motor%20driver%20...pdf with the inputs marked as "EN+ EN- CW+ CW- CLK+ CLK-"

I actually got this board to run with an Arduino to test some steppers, but it looks like I should be able to get it to run in MACH.  So, sorry for questions about baby steps, but...

The documentation says  "6 input terminals can be connected as common anode or cathode". 

So I tie the CLK- and CW- and EN- to ground, right?

And if I want to call this "X" axis, I'd hook CLK+ to step pin 2, and CW+ to dir pin 3, and EN+ to pin 14 and green check those pins in ports and pins... per http://pminmo.com/mach3-setup


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Re: TB6560 single axis hookup
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2013, 09:43:06 PM »
Out of ignorance on my part......
Is that TB6560 board meant for 3d printers?
If so then it's functionality may not be appropriate for Mach cnc control.

Now if that board is anything like the TB6550, which is pure Chinese junk in my opinion, and I personaly do not waste time on it for any reason anymore.

That said, my friend built a 3d printer and uses Arduino and know he uses Mach for intial setup of the extruder and axis locations but I am not sure what drives he is using. If they are a TB6560 I will reply back,
if not...........

Someone more knowledgable than me may give you good advice, but, in the mean time don't
recomend experimenting as you will / may blow the drive.  ;)


« Last Edit: July 01, 2013, 09:44:56 PM by RICH »
Re: TB6560 single axis hookup
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2013, 10:06:22 AM »
I am running my 3D printer using the same controller.  I have a 5 Axis Break out board hooked to the TB6560 driving NEMA 23 steppers.  My connections are
BOB    -     TB6560
(N)eutral ====CLK-
(E)nable+ ====EN+
No connect====EN-
CLK- and CW- are tied together.

Hope this helps.