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Port and Pin number for output
« on: August 12, 2019, 09:52:01 PM »
I have a laser on my machine and have it hooked to output 1 on my Break out board. I have output 1 checked in ports and pins, but dont know what port and pin to enter to make it work.
I know it will work, used to have it set before computer crash, but didnt write it down.

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Re: Port and Pin number for output
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2019, 01:32:06 AM »
If you post your .xml file (<your profile>.xml in Mach 3 folder) we can check your Mach3 settings.

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Re: Port and Pin number for output
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2019, 07:47:59 PM »
I found this file, just remove my name

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Re: Port and Pin number for output
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2019, 01:30:50 AM »
If you are using Port#1 for Mach3 then (from another of your posts) you need to set the Port#1 address to CFE8.
You also need to assign a Pin# for Output#1 (In Ports & Pins, Output Signals - the pin that is connected to your laser).

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Re: Port and Pin number for output
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2019, 06:46:19 PM »
OK got the machine to move, figured out 64 bit Win 7 doesnt work, so loaded 7 32 bit. Now jusy have to figure out the pin for the laser. I have 1 and 1 set with the active low set, i keep the laser off when I start the software, but it doesnt turn it off when i run . so still need to work on that.
This is the board im running, my output is the last two screws on right side of output. Pins 2,3,4,5,6,7,14,15,16,17, are used for the steppers.   https://www.probotix.com/wiki/index.php/PBX-RF
Re: Port and Pin number for output
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2019, 09:34:45 PM »
OK got it all working today. thx for any help you all have been. now to find some dfx patterns to run.

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Re: Port and Pin number for output
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2019, 01:10:17 AM »
Excellent.

Please post some pictures of things you make with your machine.  ;)

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