Hello Guest it is July 18, 2024, 06:26:54 AM

Author Topic: Mach3 Spindle output stopped working  (Read 2127 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Mach3 Spindle output stopped working
« on: July 24, 2016, 11:37:13 PM »

Just fired up the lathe to do a bit of work and the spindle control has gone. It has been working perfectly fine for about the last 2 years since I put in a VFD to control the motor. Chased the issue all the way back to the pinouts on the parallel port and there is no 4.3v when I turn on the spindle. If I change the same ports that I use for the spindle to say coolant output it switches on and off but when I go back to spindle there is still no output. It seems to be a software issue. Any ideas?



Offline Tweakie.CNC

  • *
  •  9,214 9,214
  • Super Kitty
Re: Mach3 Spindle output stopped working
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2016, 01:49:54 AM »
Two thoughts come to mind…

It could be an accidental change to your setup – perhaps go to Operator / Restore Settings, follow the onscreen instructions to go back to an earlier set-up and see if that solves the problem.

Alternately it could be failure of that particular pin on the parallel port – perhaps change your settings, and wiring, to use another pin (assuming you have an unused output pin available).