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Startup/Shutdown signal for Compumotor/Parker Zeta controller
« on: January 25, 2008, 10:47:24 PM »
I am looking for a way to turn the Compumotor/Parker Zeta controllers on and off then Mach3 program starts and terminates, similar to the Charge Pump signal for Gecko drives. However, the Charge Pump is a high-frequency signal, while I need just constant +5V to any output pin (1, 14, 16, or 17) when the Mach3 program is running. 

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Re: Startup/Shutdown signal for Compumotor/Parker Zeta controller
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2008, 04:14:07 AM »
If your computer is dedicated to Mach 3, then just take a signal from the 5 v dc line so when the computer is turned on the Compudrive turns on.

If not, and you use the computer for other things, then use one of the axis enable outputs - I dont think it matters which one but they are certain to be "on" when running Mach3 - even if you are not using them.
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