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Re: how to configure the estop?
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2016, 08:43:28 AM »
the problem is that mach3 does nothing when i press the switch. i dont need to wake up mach3, it never goes to sleep >:(
Re: how to configure the estop?
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2016, 08:59:41 AM »
i dont have charge pump connected, if that matters.

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Re: how to configure the estop?
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2016, 09:40:01 AM »
Does the BOB use the charge-pump or not?

You say it does nothing - but it is doing something - it is lighting that LED in diagnostics!

So, you push the button, the LED goes OUT, then press RESET does anything happen?
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Re: how to configure the estop?
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2016, 09:59:44 AM »
the bob cannot use charge pump, its a cheap one which came with the used cnc.

apart from unlighting the led when i press the estop nothing happens. the led is on all the time when estop is not pressed.

on the mach3 screen, nothing happens, i dont even have to push the reset button on the screen. this button does not switch colour as it usually does when pressing the estop.

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Re: how to configure the estop?
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2016, 10:13:57 AM »
Go into ports and pins, estop line on inputs tab, click "Emulated" to on - this should remove the estop button from the issue, can you then get Mach3 out of reset by pressing the reset button?
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Re: how to configure the estop?
« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2016, 11:00:44 AM »
the problem is not getting mach3 out of the estop. when starting the program, i hit the estop button on the screen and i can machine.

the problem is that hitting the estop switch does nothing, except this one led lit.

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Re: how to configure the estop?
« Reply #16 on: September 22, 2016, 02:03:15 PM »
Ah, now if that was clearer at the beginning :)

So, lets try getting it the right way round first, go into ports and pins, set or unset the "Active Low" box on the Estop line - reverse whatever its on.

Now, in diagnostics, I think this is right - I'm not near my machine, the LED should come ON when the estop is pressed instead of off.

Try that ;)

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Re: how to configure the estop?
« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2016, 03:42:46 AM »
sorry for not being entirely clear with my descriptions.
i tried again, the led is lit and goes off if i press estop, no matter if i set active low or not.

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Re: how to configure the estop?
« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2016, 03:57:49 AM »
I guess you won't have a spare N/C switch you can use - this is the generally accepted way of wiring an E-Stop button??

But either way, if Mach is ignoring the input then I am afraid I don't think i can help much, i have never seen this behaviour, it may be worth uploading your XML file so that it can be viewed - maybe just a simple error somewhere.
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Re: how to configure the estop?
« Reply #19 on: September 23, 2016, 04:40:48 AM »
thanks. i am a few days off now, on my return i wil post the xml file.