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Re: losing communication with UC-100
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2019, 08:27:58 PM »
Another BAND-AID for people using USB motion controllers.
A better quality USB cable MAY help.
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Re: losing communication with UC-100
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2019, 08:36:02 PM »
 I'm running window 7 64bit I5 CPU and 8gig ram  and i have over 3/4 disk space . i am using a 6" usb cable that came with the uc-100 controller

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Re: losing communication with UC-100
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2019, 12:41:36 AM »
6" (6 inch) usb cables are included with most (made in China) knock-offs of UC-100.
I think the genuine UC100 came with a 6' (6 foot) USB cable.
Watch
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKU9xN6D06g
He uses a better 15' (15 feet) USB cable for his genuine UC100.
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Re: losing communication with UC-100
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2019, 07:29:08 AM »
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« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2019, 07:42:01 AM »
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Re: losing communication with UC-100
« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2021, 10:52:49 PM »
waking up an old thread that is still relevant!

I had intermittent hiccups despite trying buying shielded USB, extra ferrites, and rearranging the power plugs to my equipment to change ground paths. So I starting trying to setup a parallel port.  Bought the cable, found a really old laptop with a parallel port, found out Mach doesn't like those, so setup a desktop pc with a parallel port card I bought, STILL didn't work, then ultimately learned that some parallel ports use 3.3V digital signals instead of 5 and how to identify whether your parallel port card does 5 or 3.3.
In the meantime I had the idea of running the long parallel cable from the motor drivers (Microproto from Taig) to the UC100, then only a foot of USB to the laptop. 
Whammo, not one fault since. I originally had the UC100 screwed to the driver box then USB all the way.
I thought this was worth sharing and I hope it works miracles for you too!
Re: losing communication with UC-100
« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2021, 02:08:39 PM »
I used a USB motion controller for a long time and after trying literally everything, from changing cable, moving computer, using shorter cable, RF filters, ferrite... I still had the problem of loosing communication randomly when spindle turned on or when I would switch on the hoover next to the machine. In the end I moved on to an ethernet controller and never had a single problem after that. bite the bullet and spend those £ 150, you will not regret it