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Offline nobby

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so the ess and 4 work?
« on: January 02, 2015, 07:05:32 PM »
great,
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

http://www.aquickcnc.com/store/3-axis-unipolar-cnc-controller/

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

hmmm

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.