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Adding a second BOB
« on: January 03, 2021, 03:51:46 PM »
Hello All,

My Mill has a ESS connected a 5 Axis Breakout board (BOB) driving 4 motors and spindle. The ESS has 3 parallel ports and the first one is utilized by the current BOB. How do I configure MACH 3 to utilize the second BOB?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Jim
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Re: Adding a second BOB
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2021, 08:08:16 PM »
The setting is the same only the port number becomes 2
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Re: Adding a second BOB
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2021, 06:23:09 PM »
Hi,
there is a choice to make that you don't get with port1.

Pins 2-9 in ports 2 & 3 can either be inputs or outputs, and the choice is made in the ESS plugin.
Port1 pins 2-9 are always outputs.

Craig
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