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Re: MPG Hand-Wheel-Controller Best Recommendation for Hicon Integra
« Reply #30 on: May 30, 2019, 08:34:41 AM »
have a look here:

http://www.markusmechatronics.com/HandradAnschluss.jpg

S1 is the enable button, do not worry about the wire Colors of this digramm,
it is just an example.

EDIT:just checked the Colors are the same.
« Last Edit: May 30, 2019, 08:37:45 AM by TPS »
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 #31 on: May 30, 2019, 09:06:43 AM »
Okay TPS - Thank You - but I do not understand wiring diagrams very well?

Is my best option to change the switch for a push-button toggle switch (one that stays on when pressed ... then goes off when pressed again) ?

And do I need to connect the B- purple and black wire to pin 4 ?

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Re: MPG Hand-Wheel-Controller Best Recommendation for Hicon Integra
« Reply #32 on: May 30, 2019, 09:17:34 AM »
And do I need to connect the B- purple and black wire to pin 4 ?

if everything is working without i think there is no Need.
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 #33 on: May 30, 2019, 09:35:49 AM »
Yes - all working BUT I still need to hold down the button to make anything work.

However, I understand the pendant/diagram much better now.

Anyway, really good TPS Thank you very very much for helping me.

Anthony
Re: MPG Hand-Wheel-Controller Best Recommendation for Hicon Integra
« Reply #34 on: May 30, 2019, 09:46:21 AM »
So it looks like this is pretty much fixed up for now.

And I don't even need to spend a single cent on a pendant.

Though, I now know where to go if I fancy a pendant with extra functionality.

I REALLY CANNOT THANK YOU GUYS Craig/TPS  (in alphabetical order) ENOUGH.
You are both very kind to take the time answering my questions and guiding me.

Now to see if I can get this machine to run some code   :)
Re: MPG Hand-Wheel-Controller Best Recommendation for Hicon Integra
« Reply #35 on: May 30, 2019, 11:17:46 AM »
Yes - all working BUT I still need to hold down the button to make anything work.
Anthony

Hi guys. Just a quick question.
Isn't that momentary enable button there for a purpose ?
To maybe isolate the MPG from any inadvertent action, say a bump or other unintended input ?
Jogging is isolated while code is running, but having the pendant enable "latched" seem like a bad idea (to me).
I assumed you had to pick it up to use it, and the button is very ergonomically  placed on the side .

Just wondering, thanks,
Russ
 :)
Re: MPG Hand-Wheel-Controller Best Recommendation for Hicon Integra
« Reply #36 on: May 30, 2019, 07:05:48 PM »
Yes - all working BUT I still need to hold down the button to make anything work.
Anthony

Hi guys. Just a quick question.
Isn't that momentary enable button there for a purpose ?
To maybe isolate the MPG from any inadvertent action, say a bump or other unintended input ?
Jogging is isolated while code is running, but having the pendant enable "latched" seem like a bad idea (to me).
I assumed you had to pick it up to use it, and the button is very ergonomically  placed on the side .

Just wondering, thanks,
Russ
 :)


Yes Russ, that's what TPS suggested earlier in the thread.

However, I had gotten it into my thick head that it was supposed to be an 'enable' button for Mach4 - just because it says 'enable' on it. But I think the label is just a coincidence. It means 'enable' in a different context. I wasn't listening carefully enough, and completely missed the point when TPS mentioned it was some kind of safety.

So yes, I do believe on reflection you are both right … it is a safety feature - a momentary enable to ensure you intended using the turn-wheel.

Top job people - thank you

Anthony
Re: MPG Hand-Wheel-Controller Best Recommendation for Hicon Integra
« Reply #37 on: May 30, 2019, 07:50:29 PM »
I would just like to add at this point …

With hindsight, I'd recommend to potential purchasers of the Hicon 7766, that it probably makes more sense to buy the MPG06 Pendant at the same time; unless you have at least a couple of spare days to work out the wiring, ask the questions, and to be fortunate enough to get the answers.

That said though - I have very much enjoyed learning about the workings of this pendant, and have gained some valuable insight into my Hicon controller and Mach4 configuration. It's great to talk to knowledgeable people who are kind enough to share their insight. 
… It's not the destination so much as the journey.