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Re: MPG Hand-Wheel-Controller Best Recommendation for Hicon Integra
« Reply #20 on: May 30, 2019, 07:11:07 AM »
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And, how do I make it so that I can enable from pendant (and not have to hold button permenantly)?

i am affraid there is no way to skip this enable button (without linking it inside the pedant), but it is some Kind of safety.
anything is possible, just try it.
if you find some mistakes, in my bad bavarian english,they are yours.
Re: MPG Hand-Wheel-Controller Best Recommendation for Hicon Integra
« Reply #21 on: May 30, 2019, 07:32:45 AM »
You are exceptionally good at this - considering you do not have Hicon nor use Mach4

Okay - great I got that working. Thank you

Now how do I make the enable button work please?

Anthony
Re: MPG Hand-Wheel-Controller Best Recommendation for Hicon Integra
« Reply #22 on: May 30, 2019, 07:34:47 AM »
Sorry, I did not see the last post about the enable button.

... so, I can link it inside the pendant? .... how so ?? ... Please?

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« Reply #23 on: May 30, 2019, 07:39:56 AM »
i never had one of those pedants (this type), but i think if you open the pedant (dont know how),
there will only be two wires going to this enable button, and These two have to be wired together.

or try to use tape to hold the button pressed, would be the simply way.

or find an other "mechanical" way to keep it pressed

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anything is possible, just try it.
if you find some mistakes, in my bad bavarian english,they are yours.
Re: MPG Hand-Wheel-Controller Best Recommendation for Hicon Integra
« Reply #24 on: May 30, 2019, 07:46:02 AM »
Oh sorry - you mean - permenantly short the button inside the pendant ..... so it is always active?

Is there no way to make it activate the 'Enable' button in the Mach4 GUI (just as if you were hitting the button with the mouse)?

I can see that the vital systems pendant appears to have the same button - but it does not say 'enable' and there is a plastic cap over it.
What do you think is going on there ?
Re: MPG Hand-Wheel-Controller Best Recommendation for Hicon Integra
« Reply #25 on: May 30, 2019, 07:51:03 AM »
Hi,
change the input associated with the enable button from active high (or low ) to active low (or high) in either (only one)
plugin, either Mach4 Control or the Hicon plugin. It has the same effect as wiring the switch closed.

Craig
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Re: MPG Hand-Wheel-Controller Best Recommendation for Hicon Integra
« Reply #26 on: May 30, 2019, 07:58:53 AM »
Hi Craig

There is no option in either of the screens to associate an input pin with the enable button.

... unless the enable button has an alternative-name/alias in the drop down???


Anthony
Re: MPG Hand-Wheel-Controller Best Recommendation for Hicon Integra
« Reply #27 on: May 30, 2019, 08:03:25 AM »
Hi,
you have assigned inputs to match the pendant in the Hicon plugin and those inputs can be active high or active low.

Craig
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Re: MPG Hand-Wheel-Controller Best Recommendation for Hicon Integra
« Reply #28 on: May 30, 2019, 08:21:52 AM »
I changed them all to active low but it makes no difference ???

It must work in a different way (unless I need to do something else as well)?

I reckon if I change that button on the side to one that stays-on/clicks-on (then clicks-off when you press it again), I'll be in business. It's the next best alternative. I forget what the name for those buttons are ... is it toggle?

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Re: MPG Hand-Wheel-Controller Best Recommendation for Hicon Integra
« Reply #29 on: May 30, 2019, 08:29:51 AM »
make all Settings like they have been.

this enable button seems to be hardwired in the com line for all Switches,
because it is not assigned anywhere, so it must be hardwired.
anything is possible, just try it.
if you find some mistakes, in my bad bavarian english,they are yours.