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Re: Version 2803 Problems
« Reply #20 on: December 24, 2015, 01:45:50 PM »
I use Mach4 V2803
I use ESS to communicate with my two breakout boards.

When Mach4 ist started and i use other programms i have some trouble.
The keys assigned to Mach4 can't be used in other programms.

best regards

Gerhard

Bobs response is accurate but he left a bit out. You should not be using other programs while Mach is running. It is recommend to not have unnecessary programs installed on your machine PC. Keep the machine PC lean and clean. If not, your asking for trouble. However, I run tons of programs while running Mach4 on my office PC so in those cases you can disable the keyboard plugin as Bob said.
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Re: Version 2803 Problems
« Reply #21 on: December 24, 2015, 07:37:22 PM »
I can recommend purchasing from Bob at PMDX. They have been TERRIFIC on after purchase support.

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Re: Version 2803 Problems
« Reply #22 on: December 25, 2015, 02:00:44 PM »
Hi everyone,

THanks for all your hints, will probably have some time next week to check then out, However at the moment I am tied up with the childrens toys.

I have purchased a Darwin licence, dont think my testing has hit the 15 mins limit yet, but thanks for reminding me about that.

My plan is to prurchase a full copy of mach4 and Mill Wizard , when I finally get the system running.

Kind regards

Mark
Re: Version 2803 Problems
« Reply #23 on: December 26, 2015, 04:55:34 AM »
Hello,

during achs mapping MACH4 will crash.
I tried out a lot, but everytime the same.



Re: Version 2803 Problems
« Reply #24 on: December 28, 2015, 01:16:10 PM »
I just checked out:

Create a new profile in Mach4.
After Starting the new profile, select "Configure" - "Plugins" and activate ""imulator - Newfragled Solutions"
Restart Mach4 with the new profile.
Select "Configure", "Mach", "Outputs" scroll complete to the end.
Number 10 and 11 form behind counted is "Reserverd 1" and "Reserverd 2"

Close Mach4

Startup Mach4 with an existing profile.
Select "Configure", "Mach", "Outputs" scroll complete to the end.
Number 10 and 11 form behind counted is "Charge Pump #1" and "Charge Pump #2"

 ??? ??? ??? ???
Confused about that!

Re: Version 2803 Problems
« Reply #25 on: December 28, 2015, 01:56:16 PM »
The concept of "charge pump" signals has changed with build 2803.

Mach4's core never generated the actual charge pump pulsing signal,
it simply controlled the static logic state of the signal with that name,
sort of acting like and on/off switch for the charge pump.

When 2803 was released any newly created profile will list these
signals as Reserved and they still have the same index into the array
of signals available. If an existing profile is used, Mach4 will not rename
the signals and they will appear as Charge Pump, but plug-ins will still
find them at the same index into the array of signals.

This change was supposed to make things easier to understand.  8-)


« Last Edit: December 28, 2015, 01:58:14 PM by Steve Stallings »
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Re: Version 2803 Problems
« Reply #26 on: December 28, 2015, 02:20:24 PM »
Thank you for your answer.

If i understand you in a right way, then there is no need to use "Charge Pump".
I can assign "everything" to 1|16 and 2|16 in my case.
I thought the same, and said: Well, there is a possibility to use "Enable 1" and "Enable 2" .
"Enable 1" and "Enable 2" make more sense, because this tells me Board 1 and Board 2 should be enabled.

But assigning "Enable" to the pins 1 need will not work also.

You know what i mean?

Re: Version 2803 Problems
« Reply #27 on: December 28, 2015, 04:21:20 PM »
The presence of a Charge Pump signal is a requirement imposed by your
breakout board or driver box. It they are not configured to require one,
then there is no need to try to set one up in Mach4 or your plug-in.
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Re: Version 2803 Problems
« Reply #28 on: December 29, 2015, 01:48:47 AM »
Both boards are configured to have "Charge Pump".
In the manual of the breakout board is written that on pin 16 a signal with 2,2 kHz is requiered.
Topical i have no plan. Everyone tells me something different.
Re: Version 2803 Problems
« Reply #29 on: December 30, 2015, 02:00:52 AM »
Hey, i have a new question:
If i push "REF X" for example, nothing happens.
The only thing is, the LED right the button changes from red to green.
Is there a script mandatory or have forgotten to configure something?

best regards,
Gerhard