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Offline Ken Make Tech

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ESS PWM spindle open loop
« on: December 11, 2020, 10:18:59 AM »
Hi all. On mach4 with the ESS, I am driving the VFD with PWM signal but it ramps up too slowly. Changing the settings has no effect on the PID.
Any help much appreciated.
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Re: ESS PWM spindle open loop
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2020, 11:39:42 AM »
Over on the Warp9 forum, Andrew tells me I should try a newer version of the plugin -> 259.
So I will give that a go.

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Re: ESS PWM spindle open loop
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2020, 04:15:25 AM »
SOLVED!
I'm using these BOB from steppers online. It has a built in low pass filter that was the cause of this slow up ramp. I have now used a normal 5v output pin and added my own low pass filter. I've setup the VFD analogue input to 5v and its working perfectly.

The new version of the plug in triggered a compatibility warning and based on the above info it obviously didn't fix my issue, so I've rolled it back.