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help choosing right Power Supply
« on: July 28, 2012, 07:43:06 AM »
Hello People,

i'm looking for Power Supply with specifications similar to this one  https://mrosupply.com/product/1011875-SolaHD-Electrical_Power_Supplies_Switching_Power_Supplies    in Europe if anyone is selling or knows where to get it in UK would be very very grateful!




Re: help choosing right Power Supply
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2013, 01:10:35 PM »
I have  MACH 3 Interface Manual V2.0  and  USB 6 Axis Interface Breakout Board Adapter CNC MACH3 For Stepper Motor Driver.

I have 3 5V 2A Driver Board F-9-40V 6 Wire 2 Phase Stepper Motor 2 Control Mode drivers

I have 3 Astrosyn Steppers  Stepper Motor P/N 4K-1066 Type 17PM-K108-P11ST No. T4-506-04 Minebea Co., LTD. Made in Thailand

Please advise compatible power supply and sources for purchase.

I am total NEWBIE attempting to DYI a CNC Router.

Thank you for your help

Re: help choosing right Power Supply
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2013, 01:16:46 PM »
I'm sorry, Jack...my first time on a Forum.

I thought I was POSTING...

My sincere apologies.

Re: help choosing right Power Supply
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2013, 06:13:14 PM »
There's hardly any specs there to compare!  What do you want to drive with it?
Re: help choosing right Power Supply
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2013, 08:10:55 PM »
JOHN!  Thank you so much for responding re my plight .
My electronics IQ is decidedly left of ZERO :( to the extent that I don't even know what "specs" would imply.
I am a thorough neophyte re Forums, as well, as evidenced by my mistaken response to Member Jack Dani; although it was efficacious in that it brought a response from you, Sir.
I am pursuing an idea that may be feasible via CNC.
I need HELP desperately, but multiple attempts at the ArtSoft Website today have proven fruitless, although I did finally manage to Register only to discover, in the Help & Learning section, that PDF Download was in Chinese causing me to wonder if such Manuals and Guides, etc., are even available in English. 

I did, however, find and downloaded a Mach3 Interface Manual V2.0 in English from another source which I do not recall.

I forwarded a copy of the manual to a retired Aeronautical Engineer friend, who advised that I would have issues with multiple power levels for the Breakout Interface, Drivers, and Stepper motors:

"After viewing the Mach3 Manual, you need 5 vdc for the data. It is a separate tap on the pwr. sup.  It says you need 12 vdc and a 9-40 volt variable output too. This is where it starts getting difficult. Finding what you need without having to order 2 or 3 power supplies before you find the correct one."

He also advised that I read “Electronics for Dummies,” which I have downloaded to my Kindle, and through which I am presently and laboriously plowing, but haven’t struck “gold” yet.     

I have acquired the components I think I need for the mini CNC Router I want to build, with the exception of the Power Supply.

All the Tech-Types with whom I’ve spoken ask about Schematics; I’ve Googled same ad absurdum to no avail. 
So I have the Mach3 6 Axix Breakout Interface, Stepper Drivers, and motors, but it all ends there without the appropriate power supply.

I am a seventy-year-old Jack of numerous and sundry trades, and master of but one: music. I am determined to follow the sagacious  resolution of a Head Master for whom I once taught, who vowed that ‘his last day on the planet would be his most productive,’ and as long as I have breath, I shall endeavor to do the same; hence the present quagmire.

I am so grateful that you responded, and would be profoundly and eternally indebted to you should there be any advise, or assistance that you might be willing to provide.

Thanks again, and I wish you and yours a blessed Thanksgiving, a merry Christmas, and a New Year that exceeds your wildest expectations.

Very truly,
Jim Guinn aka (gymyg)
Re: help choosing right Power Supply
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2013, 10:12:22 AM »
Jim, is this the breakout board (BoB) you have?


This is what Google came up with when I searched for your text "Mach3 6 Axix Breakout Interface".  What stepper drivers do you have?

You should need only a +5v supply for the breakout board; and (probably) a fixed supply at 30 - 40 volts for the steppers.  What is the current rating of the steppers you have got?

For the stepper supply see this:

It is possible that your BoB might need 12 volts as well - need confirmation of what sort it is first.

And this is a 5V supply (has 220V input but probably version available for 110 V).

Note that Mach3 is purely a software product - what power supplies might be needed depends not on Mach3 but the BoB and stepper drivers.

Hope this helps!