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Offline DazTheGas

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Re: ESS and Mach4 Setup
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2015, 04:14:15 PM »
Next on way shortly, that stepper finally went bad and took a driver with it....

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Re: ESS and Mach4 Setup
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2015, 03:20:50 PM »
hey there,

to do no double-posting here the link to my problem:

http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,29953.msg208479.html#msg208479

best regards
Gerhard

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Re: ESS and Mach4 Setup
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2015, 07:39:03 AM »
Gerhard

Not sure why you are trying to use charge pump with the ESS, they were specifically designed for erratic behavior from the parallel port, your not using a parallel port as such. in one of the videos you will notice that i mentioned connecting a relay to the 24 volts that mach4 controls, this will do the same. Just need a relay breakout board that will take the amps and voltage and send it a signal from mach4 to activate.

I will be utilizing port 2 for my limit sensors within the week or so and changing the mechanical ones for proximity sensors, so i can check port 2 then.

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Re: ESS and Mach4 Setup
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2015, 02:35:54 PM »
Thank you for your posting.
I will wait for your result.
Re: ESS and Mach4 Setup
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2015, 08:36:14 PM »
I don't think the parallel port is the problem as far as a charge pump is concerned. It's more todo with erratic software and windows crashing. With the signal from the charge pump being put out by mach3/4 the hardware knows its safe to startup the machine. without the signal, then do not startup or for that  matter quit doing what your doing because something catostrophic has occurred such as a software crash or the user exiting the program for some reason.

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Re: ESS and Mach4 Setup
« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2015, 09:16:30 AM »
   Bravo! That was a beautifully done series.
 I believe I am brave enough to attempt a revisit of M4 soon!

   I do pose a question on video 3 about the simultaneous homing that occurs at 13:50. Z should have moved first but didnt.
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Re: ESS and Mach4 Setup
« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2015, 11:51:40 AM »
   I do pose a question on video 3 about the simultaneous homing that occurs at 13:50. Z should have moved first but didnt.

The machine was not homing at that time, it was simply moving all axis to 0

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Re: ESS and Mach4 Setup
« Reply #17 on: July 25, 2019, 04:16:19 AM »
Is it advisable to have a separate ethernet card installed in the PC, I.e 1 for connection the Warp9 Smoothstepper and the other for Internet ?
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Re: ESS and Mach4 Setup
« Reply #18 on: July 25, 2019, 07:47:07 AM »
I think so, yes.