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Re: XHC Mach4 USB motion board warning and info
« Reply #50 on: March 27, 2018, 02:23:56 AM »
Hi Peter, hi Craig

Well, I beleave this is a same hardware as for Mach3, with other firmware and plugin, supposing to be Mach4 compatible. I agree,  people there do not understand what needs to be done.
I wonder how they want selling product doesn't work properly but this is not my problem.

I'm writing here just to protect other people making the same error I did. Be sure, that all features you need are really implemented, befor buying this product!
For me is XHC as company NO GO.

Marijan

Re: XHC Mach4 USB motion board warning and info
« Reply #51 on: October 05, 2018, 04:16:56 PM »
Any news about this board? Or Alex?
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Re: XHC Mach4 USB motion board warning and info
« Reply #52 on: October 16, 2018, 01:57:38 PM »
There is new driver on download page XHC-MACH4 Card Driver-V5.104 http://www.cdxhctech.com/upload/201810/20181009110713983.zip Updated 2018-10-09 11:07:13.
I'm absolutely newbie so can't say something smart but everything looks OK
Re: XHC Mach4 USB motion board warning and info
« Reply #53 on: October 16, 2018, 03:52:27 PM »
Good spotting, I haven't tested it as I moved on from this buying a different controller. Looks like me and a heap of others were the guinea pigs for this. Glad it's working for you tho.
Re: XHC Mach4 USB motion board warning and info
« Reply #54 on: October 17, 2018, 03:53:12 AM »
@Galvanic
The problem I was having was the addresses of the output relays being off by one, so probably related to firmware, but you should check those functions. Energizing three turned on four, etc.
Also the outputs were inconsistent, such that turning off a relay turned it off the first time, then whichever relay you energize next will turn the previous one back on, but not the one requested. Turning off the requested relay turns off the previous one, then the next time it turns on the requested one (although off by one). It makes the outputs unusable, but the rest of the board was fine.
I have since moved on to an Ether-Mach CS which works swell.
Re: XHC Mach4 USB motion board warning and info
« Reply #55 on: November 07, 2018, 09:50:22 PM »
Hi
I bought a XHC Version 5.10 motion card
I have not fitted it to a machine as yet  but testing found it will only work under Mach4 Mill  not router  would not run under XP PRO but mach4 does
I have a win 10 computer set up now but see lots of problems and XHC do not seem to be very helpful I am sure the plugin needs heaps more development I think I will purchase another motion card but what motion controller  works best with Mach4 ?
the XHC seems a good package  but it is not developed yet and think this may never happen
Regards Ray
Re: XHC Mach4 USB motion board warning and info
« Reply #56 on: November 08, 2018, 12:46:55 AM »
Hi,
as far as I can tell from feedback posted about XHC....its rubbish.

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https://www.cncdrive.com/ UC300 is the model of choice.
https://www.poscope.com/ 57CNC is the model of choice.
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http://www.vitalsystem.com/portal/index.php HiCon Integra is the model of choice.

Each of these models have their strengths and weaknesses but ALL of these companies support their products, have been in the Mach game
for years and they work as they are advertised.

Some recommend:
https://en.cs-lab.eu/shop-cat/cnc-motion-control-system-csmio-products-sets/ I think their Mach4 plugin is just too patchy and they
are too expensive for what they are.
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Re: XHC Mach4 USB motion board warning and info
« Reply #57 on: November 19, 2018, 03:16:21 AM »
Hi
I have just started setting up a XHC for Mach4 and so far  going pretty good
The program will only run with Wxmill  but this is started through the GUI it does not run under GUI /router  but I just used mill and loaded the router screen  and see that every thing so far works and works well though I am still setting up this router up

It seems to be a bit picky  I can't change units from inch to metric without problems but just have 2 program and tuned the steppers in both units  I would have thought you could tune say in metric and then just change the units and leave the tuning in metric bit is does not like it you have to change both the set and units to the same I am not sure if this is a mach4 problem or a card problem but either way it is a simple work around to have both programs tuned and ready to go and just start the one you want I use both metric and imperial  so need to do both easily
I will have the outputs and input working in a day or to and all 24 volts make retro fitting a older machine easy
Re: XHC Mach4 USB motion board warning and info
« Reply #58 on: November 27, 2018, 01:10:27 PM »
#Raymondo
try G20 or G21 in MDI or insert its in your program

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Re: XHC Mach4 USB motion board warning and info
« Reply #59 on: January 09, 2019, 06:36:46 PM »
I'm pretty new at this as well. Got one of these XHC cards . I was able to set it up and used it for about 8 months now .
Never tried any of the outputs yet but I had a hard time with the input side of the controller the numbering was out so it took a lot of experimentation to get it going.
now it seems to be fine but still have issues, like spindle speed control. tried everything already but I can't get the 0-10V out of it .
been working at it for three months already and nothing I can come up with seems to work
Anyone knows how to get it working??

on the Mach4 side I broke some tooling due to the inch metric problem too

LAZ