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Re: Mach 4 setting up software I/O.
« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2020, 02:20:22 PM »
To say that the WANTAI DQ542MA user manual is confusing and poorly written is an understatement.

I am almost certain that if you do not need a DISABLE function, you do not need any connections to the ENBL+ or the ENBL- terminals. Certainly powering up the system without these connections will not harm anything, so just try it.

Try what I've already been doing?
Which is not having any connections to the enable terminals?
Re: Mach 4 setting up software I/O.
« Reply #21 on: May 21, 2020, 03:40:48 PM »
Yes, but there are other issues that may exist.

The Wantai DB25-1206 breakout board is also confusing. It is set up to require TWO power supplies. If you are using a single power supply, you need to install two jumpers at JN1 and JN2 next to the terminal strips for power input. If you attempt to use a single power supply without these jumpers installed, part of the board does not have power and will not work.
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Re: Mach 4 setting up software I/O.
« Reply #22 on: May 21, 2020, 06:03:56 PM »
im not understanding what signals to establish and enable
Heres a video screenshot of the input settings for the UC100
https://vimeo.com/421282176
and the output settings
https://vimeo.com/421282952

Found out my motors are holding torque but my led is green?

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Re: Mach 4 setting up software I/O.
« Reply #23 on: May 22, 2020, 04:25:59 AM »
Do I wire anything up or not? I'm getting mixed information here.

If it's any help, I have a machine with the Enable / Disable connections on the drivers wired up and in 15 years I have never had the need to use the Disable function.
If you think you may want to use the Enable / Disable then by all means wire it up but I doubt you will ever use the function unless you have a specialist application. My advice would be to leave those terminals unconnected but the decision is yours.

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« Last Edit: May 22, 2020, 05:21:01 AM by Tweakie.CNC »
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Re: Mach 4 setting up software I/O.
« Reply #24 on: May 22, 2020, 12:22:28 PM »
I figured out that the wiring schematic is absolutely wrong, I learned from a YouTube video on how I corrected it, I couldn't get my motors to move at all in mach4 but I got them moving in mach3 I'll make a wiring schematic and share later today.

Thanks for any and all help!

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Re: Mach 4 setting up software I/O.
« Reply #25 on: May 23, 2020, 07:27:54 PM »
Different drivers pictured but my wiring is the same and it worked!

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