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Re: Welcome to SmoothStepper forum.
« Reply #50 on: September 20, 2008, 10:32:00 AM »
help? received my smoothstepper and followed instructions on installing how long does it take before red light stops blinking  to indicate that all is okay.

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Re: Welcome to SmoothStepper forum.
« Reply #51 on: September 21, 2008, 03:35:54 AM »
The red LED blinks to let you know it IS ok or at least all three of mine on the machines do :)
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« Reply #52 on: September 21, 2008, 06:17:30 AM »
Thanxs for that i thought there was a problem with it.

cheers

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« Reply #53 on: September 27, 2008, 05:56:49 PM »
one more question from an old tired man. 
If I drive (1) SS from  (2) USB    is the working line  to drive any stepmotors as before, with a (3) breakoutboard  like C11.
Have I understod anything or it is as usual..........

SS, BOB, Step Dir, backlash.   The technical is hard to understand but even english.
I think a postprocessor to pour english in top and outgoing Swedish in bottom....... ::)
   
Re: Welcome to SmoothStepper forum.
« Reply #54 on: September 27, 2008, 07:53:51 PM »
Hi,

Yes you understanding is correct. The SS basically replaces the parallel ports. So you connect your BOB to the SS as you would do to a parallel port.

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« Reply #55 on: September 04, 2009, 02:52:50 AM »
Earlier someone wrote the quotation below... Is it still the case? Or with SS there is no use of icreasing kernel speed anyway?
"FYI - I have just installed a SS on one of our systems, and the Mach kernel speed does have to be set to 25KHz.  Otherwise, the DRO does not display the correct speed. "

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« Reply #56 on: September 04, 2009, 03:40:30 AM »
There is no need to increase the kernel as the pulsing is done externally to the computer. For some reason having the kernel in Mach set to anything other than 25KHz gives false readings in the DROs but the actual movement will be correct. So set to 25KHz and it will display properly and you can still pulse up to 4MHz with the SmoothStepper.
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« Reply #57 on: September 06, 2009, 01:44:54 PM »
Thanks, Hood!

I was setting up a machine with SS and I found a strange thing:
E-stop was assigned, but not connected so E-stop input of MACH was continously active... I pressed RESET on the MACH screen several times (as I did not see this E-stop active issue) and  Mach+SS froze.
Out of curiosity, I repeated this, and whenever I click multiple times on RESET (not fast, just 1 click per second) the system halts... is it normal, or a bug?

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« Reply #58 on: September 06, 2009, 06:25:46 PM »
Not seen that happen but then again I always have a E-Stop button fitted.
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« Reply #59 on: October 14, 2009, 03:24:05 PM »
Other strange thing:

WHen I click on FRO increase, or decrease repeatedly (fast), sometimes timeout error message comes...