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Re: Hook up Schematic help
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2019, 05:18:45 PM »
Pins and output signals are all set Craig,
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Re: Hook up Schematic help
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2019, 05:59:42 PM »
Hi,
how about this (from the C11 manual):

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5.5 External Enable Pin
The card must be provided with a 5VDC signal to enable operation. This feature has
been added to externally control the status of the outputs. An external switch or a Safety
Charge Pump can be added to provide the enabling signal. When the enable signal is
not present, output signals sent high impedance state. If this function is not required, an
jumper can be placed between +5vdc and the EN terminal. It has an internal 4.7kOhm
pull-down resistor.

Do you have the ouput LEDs on the C11 operating, in particular when you MDI X axis movement in either direction
does the Xdir output pin LED turn on and off?

Craig
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Re: Hook up Schematic help
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2019, 06:21:05 PM »
The LEDS on the output go on and off with Left and right arrow keys (They follow)
I have 2 more pictures for you to look at.
Seems like I cant set the outputs for x y & Z
Maybe there's a clue here.
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Re: Hook up Schematic help
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2019, 06:53:14 PM »
Hi,

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The LEDS on the output go on and off with Left and right arrow keys (They follow)

Are the step LEDs operating. At any reasonable speed the step signals are so fast that you cannot distinguish between on or off
but rather see a dimming of the LED. Do you observe this?

If the LEDs are turning on and off then:

Mach is signalling the ESS,
the ESS is signalling the C11,
the C11 should be signalling your stepper drivers. If the drivers are not running the fault is your drivers, or your enable signal to the drivers
or your steppers.

Craig
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Re: Hook up Schematic help
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2019, 07:05:55 PM »
Hi Craig,
The LED's are turning on and off, this can be seen clearly as I jog left and right.
I tried two different drives and two new steppers. Still no movement.
Tomorrow I will hook up my Mach3 setup which does not use the ESS and I'll just make sure all is OK with the C11 and the drivers+steppers.

George
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Re: Hook up Schematic help
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2019, 07:25:39 PM »
Hi,
have you determined whether the step LEDs are operating?

If both the step and direction LEDs are operating then its your steppers or drivers, the ESS and C11 MUST BE OK otherwise
you would not get the LEDs switching.

Double check your enable to each driver.

Craig
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Re: Hook up Schematic help
« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2019, 02:40:19 AM »
Please do not shoot the messenger

But have you set up the motors in Mach4 control config not the ESS,
Motor page
Motor check box clicked ?
Motor name clicked and turned blue ?
Required fields fill in ?
Apply
Ok

Exit Mach and restart

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Re: Hook up Schematic help
« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2019, 08:38:00 AM »
Make sure you have the step going to step and the direction going to direction.
A simple mistake but the motor will not move.
Been there done that.

Bill
Re: Hook up Schematic help
« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2019, 08:48:07 AM »
Hi,
have you determined whether the step LEDs are operating?

If both the step and direction LEDs are operating then its your steppers or drivers, the ESS and C11 MUST BE OK otherwise
you would not get the LEDs switching.

Double check your enable to each driver.

Craig

Hi Craig, firstly, thanks for your patience with me. It's very frustrating I know.
I have attached a pic showing that Motors 1,2&3 are enable but I'm confused with the 'Pull down menu' as shown.
Also a pic of my MSS, Thre is a ENA+ and ENA- pin but they have never been used previously ?
I'm going to revert to Mach3 with no ESS just to checkout the C11 and MSS Driver with stepper. I'll let you know the result.
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Re: Hook up Schematic help
« Reply #19 on: August 13, 2019, 09:09:54 AM »
Hi,

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Thre is a ENA+ and ENA- pin but they have never been used previously ?

That's the enable circuit....and it needs current flowing through it to Enable the driver.....I find it hard to believe
that you did not have them populated previously.

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I'm going to revert to Mach3 with no ESS just to checkout the C11 and MSS Driver with stepper

If you have both the step and direction LEDs light up as I have described then the ESS/C11 combination is working
therefore reverting to Mach3 is a waste of time.

Please confirm that both the step AND the direction LEDs are lighting correctly.

Craig
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