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Offline nobby

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so the ess and 4 work?
« on: January 02, 2015, 07:05:32 PM »
what is foxing me is there doesn't seem to be a pin out step and dir +/- diagram for the ess, does that mean I simply 'have' to use


does that also mean that the limit switches are on the controller and not the ess, so its impossible without, not knocking it am just unfamiliar with it

I 'suppose' I do like the fact that its all together on the one board with a single power input for motors

are the chips similar to a tb6600?

does it want a 5v feed and the motor feed @ 36v

are the connectors to the right for limit switches

why then is it not bundled with the ess?

I don't need spindle controll or anything bar limits

are they making a single output 36 volt 10 amp psu - ar a psu that has both 5v and 36 v capability


I have loads of server  5v psu's - the little ones, and loads of fans 5v

so I suppose all you need is the ess, that driver board a little 5v power unit and a 36v 10 psu in the box = box can be ereal small = like that.

also whilst on, I take it a cat5 cable simply can't supply the 5v for it and the limit switches?

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Offline Jeff_Birt

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Re: so the ess and 4 work?
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2015, 09:06:30 AM »
You plug a LPH26toDB25 cable into the SmoothStepper and you have a DB25, a.k.a. parallel port, connector with the same pin out as a parallel port.  The tb6600 based stepper drives really do not work well. I have had a lot of customers replace them with G540's and were shocked by how much better their machine ran. If you want to talk to a supplier that knows something about the ESS and how it works give me a call or drop me an email.
Happy machining , Jeff Birt
Re: so the ess and 4 work?
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2015, 08:59:11 AM »
If this question is about whether ESS and Mach4 work well together: Yes, they do.