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Spindle on/off reversed.
« on: August 13, 2016, 09:10:51 PM »
I got my spindle to turn on via Mach 3, but when it is on Mach 3 thinks it is off and vice versa.

No speed control, seems to be at full speed.

Any ideas?

Thanx, Alan
Re: Spindle on/off reversed.
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2016, 09:40:17 AM »
Finally found some instruction for my BOB and got it set up per them.
Now as soon as the BOB receives 5v from the computer, the spindle starts.
I can do spindle calibration as long as Mach 3 agrees that the spindle is running, by tapping start/stop until it recognizes start.
The spindle is continuing to run the whole time. 
Re: Spindle on/off reversed.
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2016, 01:29:39 PM »
This was a temporary spindle until I could afford something better, so I guess I will just manually control it, which works fine.
The only thing I don't like about that is that the pot that came with it only has about a quarter turn throw, so it may be difficult to get exactly the right speed.