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Re: Mach3, Opt Laser 5W and Aspire
« Reply #50 on: February 23, 2021, 11:03:03 AM »
did you do the test with MDI?
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Re: Mach3, Opt Laser 5W and Aspire
« Reply #51 on: February 23, 2021, 11:04:54 AM »
I've had to go out now, hopefully I'll get time later, I'll let you know

Thanks

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Re: Mach3, Opt Laser 5W and Aspire
« Reply #52 on: February 23, 2021, 12:56:27 PM »
did you do the test with MDI?

I put in the code M3 S1000, it wouldn't work lower than that, at S800 the light flickered on the laser active indicator on the PLH3D-CNC control and it does stop with M3 S0

Allan

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Re: Mach3, Opt Laser 5W and Aspire
« Reply #53 on: February 23, 2021, 01:24:18 PM »
ok that means we have General power control from laser with S command.

next step would be to get ON/OFF control via Output (M10/M11)

if i look to this Manual:
https://optlasersgrav.com/index.php?controller=attachment&id_attachment=56

there are two Enable Inputs listed on the Interface.

on page 29 is descibed

How to Check Enable Option in PLH3D-CNC Adapter

can you pls do this check?

then you have to set enable Options like described on page 30

mode 2 (mode description page27) should be the right one.
then you Need to connect port1 pin8 to enable input1 (terminal 3), and the you should
have ON/OFF control via M10P1/M11P1
anything is possible, just try to do it.
if you find some mistakes, in my bad bavarian english,they are yours.

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Re: Mach3, Opt Laser 5W and Aspire
« Reply #54 on: February 23, 2021, 01:31:24 PM »
ok small correction:

you will Need a 10k pullup resistor connected between 5v and pin8 at bob.
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Re: Mach3, Opt Laser 5W and Aspire
« Reply #55 on: February 24, 2021, 04:48:39 AM »
Morning

I've done the test and it was set to option 0, I've now changed that set everything else as stated.

I have tried it and can see the laser light flashes slightly like it did when I tried the M3 S800 kind of like too lower laser power?

Allan

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Re: Mach3, Opt Laser 5W and Aspire
« Reply #56 on: February 24, 2021, 05:20:07 AM »

I have tried it and can see the laser light flashes slightly like it did when I tried the M3 S800 kind of like too lower laser power?

Allan

The light on the controller not the laser itself

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Re: Mach3, Opt Laser 5W and Aspire
« Reply #57 on: February 24, 2021, 10:40:03 AM »
so with a M3 S1000 the laser beam itselv should stay off now?
and if you put 5V with a wire from your BOB to the enable Input 1 (terminal 3) it should turn on?
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Re: Mach3, Opt Laser 5W and Aspire
« Reply #58 on: February 24, 2021, 10:50:45 AM »
No it doesn't turn on if I put 5v to it

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Re: Mach3, Opt Laser 5W and Aspire
« Reply #59 on: February 24, 2021, 10:52:14 AM »
If I put a multimeter on the input 1 terminal 3 I can see 4.9v and if I run the gcode I can see it go on and off