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Compumotor Clock/Dir same as Step/Dir
« on: April 18, 2008, 08:49:45 AM »
Greetings,
Looking at a Parker drive and wondering if this will accept step/dir from Mach ?
Looks like the polarity needs to reverse for dir ? ? ? Not sure.
If anyone could verify/explain ?
Thanks,
RC
« Last Edit: April 18, 2008, 08:54:21 AM by Overloaded »

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Re: Compumotor Clock/Dir same as Step/Dir
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2008, 09:19:03 AM »
Certainly looks the same as step/direction just that  they are just differential, if you look at your lower pic you will see there is only 1 Clock and 1 Direction input.
 Make sure it is 5V signals its wanting, some drives want 24v Step/Dir.
 Other names for Step/Dir  that I have seen are Step/Signal and pulse/signal.
Hood
Re: Compumotor Clock/Dir same as Step/Dir
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2008, 09:31:24 AM »
So...to use this drive, I would need to supply the DS8830. It is not on the unit.
Thanks Hood,
RC

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Re: Compumotor Clock/Dir same as Step/Dir
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2008, 10:14:27 AM »
yes, or similar or you could get the breakout board from Ed at www.cncbuildingblocks.com it puts out differential step/dir, thats what I have for the drives I use, they can take either single or differential inputs but differential is much more immune to noise problems.
Hood