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can't send spindle signal
« on: May 04, 2014, 09:11:56 PM »
I'm trying to send step/dir signals to a cnc4pc C6 spindle control board and am pulling out my hair.  I have the spindle motor output set to pins 8 and 9 and the C6 board connected to these pins and it just sits there, nothing.  I tried all kinds of different combos of low active, etc and nothing works.  I have it set just like the C6 instructions say too.

I connected the step and dir connectors on the C6 board to pins 2 & 3 (x-axis) and it seemed to vary the voltage (0-10v) just fine when I moved the axis so it seems like the spindle command in Mach3 just isn't sending a signal to pins 8 & 9 for some reason.

Ideas?
Re: can't send spindle signal
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2014, 12:27:55 AM »
Ok, might have it figured out- didn't have SmoothStepper configured right.  Note to others- configure both.
Re: can't send spindle signal
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2014, 01:54:46 PM »
It's always nice to hear what was done to fix the problem. ;D

Many don't take the time to post the answer; thanks.
Milton from Tennessee ya'll.
Re: can't send spindle signal
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2014, 01:57:28 PM »
Thanks for the thanks.  It was definitely forest-for-the-trees and it wasn't until I quit and did something else that it came to me to set the friggen configurations in SmoothStepper.