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Re: Limit switch set up on Mach3 with the Gecko g540
« Reply #30 on: March 08, 2018, 11:07:12 AM »


if your e-stop Switch is connected to pin15 the led in UC Monitor shouls Change if you Switch it.
 

I am not seeing any change with the indicator you circled... It stays yellow regardless of switch being open or closed.

It does blink off briefly when I push the reset button.
« Last Edit: March 08, 2018, 11:09:26 AM by dorrisant »
Re: Limit switch set up on Mach3 with the Gecko g540
« Reply #31 on: March 08, 2018, 11:09:35 AM »
Hi,
apologies if I have offended, how ever the pic shows that you have disregarded my suggestion.

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2.) Do not allow the current set resistor to touch pins 2, 3, or 4 on the DB9 cable. This will set off a FAULT condition in the G540
This from the G540 manual. I'll repeat my suggestion that you disconnect the motors don't cause a fault condition.

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Re: Limit switch set up on Mach3 with the Gecko g540
« Reply #32 on: March 08, 2018, 11:12:19 AM »
I am not seeing any change with the indicator you circled... It stays yellow regardless of switch being open or closed.

there is something wrong, it should Change Status.
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Re: Limit switch set up on Mach3 with the Gecko g540
« Reply #33 on: March 08, 2018, 11:13:39 AM »
also your just sended XML says that e-stop emulated is checked.

in worst case i would Setup an new blank Profile.

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Re: Limit switch set up on Mach3 with the Gecko g540
« Reply #34 on: March 08, 2018, 12:46:39 PM »
Fresh new xml... Now it is acting differently.

The Estop and all limit/home switches are showing up correctly in the diagnostic screen. It still goes into emergency mode when I press reset.

I turned off the charge pump switch on the Gecko and it works as expected... The Estop won't deactivate the motors because the Gecko isn't looking for the charge pump signal, but that is what I expect.

So it looks like the charge pump signal is interrupted. I will trace this and see where it stops.
« Last Edit: March 08, 2018, 12:53:08 PM by dorrisant »
Re: Limit switch set up on Mach3 with the Gecko g540
« Reply #35 on: March 08, 2018, 02:27:48 PM »
Changed some directions, etc.. This is the current xml file. All works correctly except for the charge pump. I have to turn the Gecko switch to off to get any mill function.

Two different computers were used to verify that the charge pump is not from a particular computer. Same results from each, so that isolates the problem to common hardware.
« Last Edit: March 08, 2018, 02:29:29 PM by dorrisant »

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Re: Limit switch set up on Mach3 with the Gecko g540
« Reply #36 on: March 08, 2018, 02:54:41 PM »
question:
for what do you realy Need charge pump ?

sorry i did not get this !?

btw. the XML Looks ok now for e-stop.

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Re: Limit switch set up on Mach3 with the Gecko g540
« Reply #37 on: March 08, 2018, 02:57:12 PM »
I want the charge pump signal to stop motor activity when it is interrupted.

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Re: Limit switch set up on Mach3 with the Gecko g540
« Reply #38 on: March 08, 2018, 03:01:54 PM »
ok if i have inderstood this, you are using Charge Pump as an "ENABLE" ?

i am allways using the Output enable for this
« Last Edit: March 08, 2018, 03:04:52 PM by TPS »
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Re: Limit switch set up on Mach3 with the Gecko g540
« Reply #39 on: March 08, 2018, 03:14:10 PM »
Would you suggest not using the charge pump?

I do not have Enable 1 checked in my configuration.