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Best way to activate Torch On Relay?
« on: April 24, 2006, 10:14:06 AM »
I now have the X, Y and Z axis on my Plasma table working and drawing scorpions with Mach2. Now I need to turn the torch on. I have a Powermax 1000 hand torch and was thinking of taping into the finger switch in the handle with a 12 vdc relay. I have Bob CampBells breakout board witch has a relay connector that appears to be for a separate relay board.

Can I control these pins to activate my relay from Mach2?

Thanks for all the help.
Re: Best way to activate Torch On Relay?
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2006, 11:28:09 AM »
You can just use an SSR to turn on the relay... (SSR = Solid State Relay).
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Re: Best way to activate Torch On Relay?
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2006, 08:54:33 AM »
Many people are using this solid state relay board to turn on the torch.
http://www.cnc4pc.com/AC_Relay_Board.htm

Please let me know if you have further questions.

Arturo Duncan
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