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    Hello All,

    I'd like to ask if anyone has tried to extend a DDCS v3.1 controller?

    Ideally I'd like to mount the controller in it's own separate control box at eye height while keeping the stepper drivers and power supplies etc in an enclosure under my CNC table.

    I've seen some 37 way Male-to-Female cables and wondered if it would be worth a shot? I'd connect one end to the DDCS controller, then mount the DDCS breakout board in the driver enclosure. I'd probably want to use a 2m extension between the two.

    Most cables seem to be rated at on or above 1A per contact so I don't think I'd overload the cable. It seems too simple, so their's must be a flaw in the plan!

    Thoughts?....

    Peter
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterC View Post
    Hello All,

    I'd like to ask if anyone has tried to extend a DDCS v3.1 controller?

    Ideally I'd like to mount the controller in it's own separate control box at eye height while keeping the stepper drivers and power supplies etc in an enclosure under my CNC table.

    I've seen some 37 way Male-to-Female cables and wondered if it would be worth a shot? I'd connect one end to the DDCS controller, then mount the DDCS breakout board in the driver enclosure. I'd probably want to use a 2m extension between the two.

    Most cables seem to be rated at on or above 1A per contact so I don't think I'd overload the cable. It seems too simple, so their's must be a flaw in the plan!

    Thoughts?....

    Peter
    I see no reason why not: In fact, that is prob the point of it having DB connections.
    DB37 2m extension:
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/C2G-Female-...280251936&th=1

    DB37 pin terminal bblock for inside cabinet:
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B016PNSJ...xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==

    I always order this type of stuff from Aliexpress. Amaazon and the like can often charge more than double.
    (if the part is even available in the uk at all! I find this an issue).
    Can't believe I found some from Amazon above!!!!
    Typical wait is 2 weeks or less from Ali.

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005...rch-mainSearch
    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005...rch-mainSearch


    Other cables:
    https://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale...psort=1&page=1
    Other board types:
    https://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale...psort=1&page=1
    Last edited by dazp1976; 18-01-2022 at 03:51 PM.

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