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Re: mill retro HELP
« Reply #50 on: July 31, 2008, 10:29:09 PM »
Hood,

OK, thats what i thought, but was'nt sure. the instuctions show "under multipler board" but there's nothing there.

 Thanks

Ed V
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Re: mill retro HELP
« Reply #51 on: August 01, 2008, 02:58:48 AM »
You probably have an earlier revision, the manuals say for Rev 7. Maybe Gecko can supply an older manual for you if that is the case.
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Re: mill retro HELP
« Reply #52 on: August 01, 2008, 06:26:50 PM »
Hood,  Chip,

 I found this pdf. This ones like mine. ;)

Thanks to you both, I'LL  now carry on.

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Re: mill retro HELP
« Reply #53 on: August 01, 2008, 06:30:00 PM »
Keep us updated :)

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Re: mill retro HELP
« Reply #54 on: August 01, 2008, 06:37:55 PM »
Hi, ED

Yes, Updates.

Chip
Re: mill retro HELP
« Reply #55 on: August 01, 2008, 09:15:22 PM »
Hood, Chip

Will do - right till the end.
 I just did the test points on the X and got my volt readings just like the instruction say.
Sometimes you just have to walk away and take a break [for a few days]  :D

My last machine took over a year to complete.  Monday I have a job coming in. A 38 ford pickup street rod.
Wants a tilt front end. Thats the kind of stuff I do.

Later Guys.
Thanks again
I will be back.
Ed V
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Re: mill retro HELP
« Reply #56 on: August 02, 2008, 04:15:21 AM »
Hi,
   reading back about the estop,I would put it on the DC side of the PSU because if you have decent size capacitors the motors
will run on after you estop-just a thought.
Re: mill retro HELP
« Reply #57 on: August 02, 2008, 02:34:14 PM »
Hi Comet,
Exactly, my thoughts, but according to Gecko instructions, not to switch dc power to drives.
Don't know why, but thats where e-stop is on my other machine.
Thanks for your input, I need all I can get.
Ed V.
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Re: mill retro HELP
« Reply #58 on: August 03, 2008, 12:30:36 AM »
  This is off Gecko instructions

    "STEP 2: POWER SUPPLY HOOK-UP
    CAUTION! Never put a switch on the DC side of the power supply! This will damage, if not destroy, your drive!"
>:(

  So, whats the best way to e-stop ? I want my e-stop to kill all servo and spindle power.

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Re: mill retro HELP
« Reply #59 on: August 03, 2008, 02:47:59 AM »
Hi, Ed

In your E-Stop setup, You can add a latching relay,(4 pol double throw relay) to Re-set the Gecko's and on E-Stop it Gnd's the Err/Rst pin's.

With your E-Stop in "Normal State", This Relay is wired to On/Closed, The Common Term's, One to each Gecko Err/Rst pin, NC's to Gnd and NO's to Blocking Diodes to a NO Push Button with 5 volt's on the other terminal, (Push & hold till the Drives Reset).

This allows all drives to be re-set only when in non E-Stop mode.

The 4th pol of the relay can be wired to Mach to E-stop Mach's Reset Button if the Maine E-Stop is Pushed

If you wire in an additional Relay (small 5 volt) contact's wired into this 4 pol Relays Coil, Mach can control the Drives re-set also.

With some Zener Diode's, Should be able to Halt Mach with a single drive faults also.

I've got a diag. around hear somewhere, Looking for It.

Hope this makes some sense, Chip