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Simple question from a simple mind
« on: December 04, 2014, 01:07:02 AM »
Got my probe working, kinda, now have shifted my efforts to home limit switches.  

I got a simple 5 switch kit from CNC4PC.  The switches are all wired in series and the wiring is a RJ45 plug.  Following the wiring diagram provided, I have Z home, ++ & -- plugged into pin 11 on my BOB,  the Y's into pin 12, the X's into pin 13.  I really don't know why I need to plug into pins 11 or 12, because everything registers pin 13 when I use the auto set to configure.

My question is, since the switches in series equal one switch with 5 gates, why can't I plug the wires from all 3 axes into pin 13 and leave the other two for something else, like a touch plate and an iPod?

J/K about the iPod.

Thanks
Dan
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