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Re: Only X-axis motor is working
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2018, 11:46:53 PM »
Hi,
some boards definitely require two supplies, one for the input side and a separate one for the output side.
Some require yet another for an isolated 0-10V analogue signal to your VFD.

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Re: Only X-axis motor is working
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2018, 05:29:09 AM »
Looks like your board Needs pin14 as enable, have you configured this ?


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Re: Only X-axis motor is working
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2018, 05:47:15 AM »
From your earlier picture you have the +24V and GND connected to the wrong side of the breakout board  :-\

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Re: Only X-axis motor is working
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2018, 06:03:11 AM »
and you have common anode wiring, Setup for Motor Outputs should be  dir low aktive and step low active enabled.

just by reading the Manual.
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Re: Only X-axis motor is working
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2018, 11:48:45 PM »
Looks like your board Needs pin14 as enable, have you configured this ?
I'm not sure what you mean. I have an enable ire running from the board #14 to all the drivers. Is there something in Mach3 that needs to be configured that way?

From your earlier picture you have the +24V and GND connected to the wrong side of the breakout board  :-\

Tweakie.
I'm not sure where you see that. I triple checked and the 24v supply is correct.

and you have common anode wiring, Setup for Motor Outputs should be  dir low aktive and step low active enabled.

just by reading the Manual.
This is another spot where things get weird.
When I test the X motor with the boxes checked, the motor works but is choppy at lower speed.
When I test the motor with the boxes unchecked (red X) the motor runs smoothly.

Checking the boxes or not checking them has zero effect on the Y, Z, and A axis.

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Today I got the proper USB connection to the breakout board. Nothing changed. The X still works and the others do not.

FWIW, Best Buy wanted $25 for a straight USB cable. If they wonder why people shop at Amazon, that's why.
Re: Only X-axis motor is working
« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2018, 01:01:56 AM »
I think my next step might be to install Vista on the computer and then try Mach3 with the Vista install.
The seller of the breakout board specified XP in the description so I suppose I'd have to go all the way back to XP to rule out everything.

If it turns out that it works in Vista or XP but not in Win7 then I will have to reevaluate things.

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Re: Only X-axis motor is working
« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2018, 02:31:17 AM »
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I'm not sure where you see that. I triple checked and the 24v supply is correct.

This picture shows quite clearly that the +24v and GND are incorrectly annotated.

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Re: Only X-axis motor is working
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2018, 02:35:50 AM »
Hi,
well spotted tweakie.

To OP,
I don't think going to Vista or XP is going to help. If DriverTest.exe shows positive results that's enough.

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Re: Only X-axis motor is working
« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2018, 03:16:37 AM »
I agree w Craig. You have some weird sort of wiring fault.

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Re: Only X-axis motor is working
« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2018, 03:32:09 AM »
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Quote from: TPS on March 19, 2018, 04:29:09 AM
Looks like your board Needs pin14 as enable, have you configured this ?
I'm not sure what you mean. I have an enable ire running from the board #14 to all the drivers. Is there something in Mach3 that needs to be configured that way?

see Picture enable


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I'm not sure where you see that. I triple checked and the 24v supply is correct.

see picture 24V it is the opposite side
anything is possible, just try it.
if you find some mistakes, in my bad bavarian english,they are yours.