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USB to PARALLEL WIN 7
« on: January 11, 2019, 11:02:18 AM »
Is it possible to use a usb to parallel cable converter on a K2 cnc with geckos.. Is there a special setup???
just in case I need to upgrade to a newer computer
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Re: USB to PARALLEL WIN 7
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2019, 11:53:38 AM »
No.
But you can use a USB or ethernet motion controller instead of the parallel port.
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Re: USB to PARALLEL WIN 7
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2019, 03:16:19 PM »
Is it possible to use a usb to parallel cable converter on a K2 cnc with geckos.. Is there a special setup???
just in case I need to upgrade to a newer computer

just NO
anything is possible, just try it.
if you find some mistakes, in my bad bavarian english,they are yours.

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Re: USB to PARALLEL WIN 7
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2019, 08:53:45 PM »
Perhaps low cost UC100 should do the trick.
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Re: USB to PARALLEL WIN 7
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2019, 09:05:31 PM »
Hi,
to call a UC100 a plain USB to parallel converter does the UC100 a grave injustice.

Inside the UC100 is an FPGA and it is a genuine, if IO limited, external motion controller and is way WAY WAY
more clever than a USB to parallel converter.

The only caution is that there are a ton of Chinese made UC100 look-a-likes on EBay and Amazon.
If you are going to buy, buy direct from CNCDrive or their nominated distributor. You don't want Chinese
rubbish, they aren't a patch on the genuine article.

Craig
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