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Touch Plate Help Needed Please
« on: February 17, 2016, 04:53:58 PM »
I installed an ethernet smoothstepper and now my touch plate is not functioning properly.  All the proper led's light up only the router does not stop and retract as before.  If I ground the touchplate directly everything works as it should. If I put the ground to the router bit, the probe led lites but the router does not stop.
Before the smoothstepper was installed I did not need a ground wire to the router but I do now or there is no led lit up.

I have tried many different configurations as well as diff. screensets yet the same problem occurs.

I appreciate any help that is provided.

Thanks

Greg

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Re: Touch Plate Help Needed Please
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2016, 02:02:58 AM »
Just a thought...  

Some Ethernet cables do not carry the ground connection through a shield to the outer metal parts on each end of the cable - you may be missing the connection between your machine GND and your PC GND.

Tweakie.
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Re: Touch Plate Help Needed Please
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2016, 06:52:29 AM »
Tweakie;

Thanks. I would never have thought of that.  I will order a shielded cable just in case. Does anyone else have any other thoughts on this issue?

Greg