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    Got hooked on CNC when I first seen one in action on You tube,must have spent the best part of an hour or more watching these machines in action...Fantastic!

    So I've bought me parts,constructing a bed which is still in the making.

    Thought I'd try a dry run of getting the motors in operation and found its not as simple as I thought in getting them up and running so ifanyone could helpme out wiring themup from scratch I'd be ever so grateful :confused:

    I think my problems stems around the breakout board which I purchased from DIYcnc
    This is the PDF link to the info on it....
    http://www.diycnc.co.uk/System1.pdf

    The Drivers and Motors I purchased from ArcEuro Trade at an incredible lowprice.

    This is the PDF link to the motors...
    http://www.arceurotrade.co.uk/projec...-010-00400.pdf

    And the PDF linkto the drivers....
    http://www.arceurotrade.co.uk/projec...r%20Manual.pdf

    If someone could kindly take the time and jot down where the wiring up should go I'd be eternally grateful,although I've managed to wire the components up right? Ijust cannot fo the life of me fathom out why I can't get the motors to sing in Mach3 and its really annoying me :confused:

    George

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    I'll submit a drawing of how I've wired them up if this helps anyone?

  3. George,

    A quick diagram, and also say what you MACH3 setting are and we'll have you going in no time... :) The combination of kit you have is very common so there should be no surprises....

    What power supply are you using?

    Did you buy the DIYCNC board as a kit or ready made?

    When you power it on, what lights/sounds do you get.

    Do the motors 'lock' when you power up, or can you still turn them by hand?
    Last edited by irving2008; 11-07-2010 at 09:05 AM.

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    hi george
    this is the wiring for msd542 driver from zapp to the pcpps bob from diycnc might help you
    Attached Files Attached Files

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    George,

    A quick diagram, and also say what you MACH3 setting are and we'll have you going in no time... :) The combination of kit you have is very common so there should be no surprises....

    What power supply are you using?

    Did you buy the DIYCNC board as a kit or ready made?

    When you power it on, what lights/sounds do you get.

    Do the motors 'lock' when you power up, or can you still turn them by hand?
    Hi Irving

    Power supply is 24v at 6.5amp output.

    Bought it as a kit but i'm conversant with electronics somewhat.

    Do you mean the lights on the Breakoutboard? if so only the blue powerlight comes on.

    The motors lock,to be honest I'm not sure about the pin layout on the breakoutboard...Imean the info in the manual is not written very well, I'd go as far to say that it was terribly poor explaination for the novice CNC builder.

    Will post a diagram later on today as I really need some shuteye,goteyes like ciggy burns in a blanket.

    Thanks a bunch for helping.

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    Hi JonM

    Can't load that file for some reason? only have Mach3 on hardrive at the moment.

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    Here's some info on the motors setupin Mach3...need any more please let me know?

    I'm summising in the diagnostics screen those red lights should be green? but no matter what I do I cannot get them to turn green?
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  8. George,

    Sounds like your motor wiring is right if the motors lock on power up. Anyway, might not be of much help but here is a wiring diagram for that combination of boards showing the X-Stepper only, Y and Z would be similar...

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  9. Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeD View Post
    Hi JonM

    Can't load that file for some reason? only have Mach3 on hardrive at the moment.
    Thats 'cos its a DXF file and not too many Windows 'out-of-the-box' applications can open it, needs a CAD package...

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    Irving,that diagram doesn't show the enable +&- does that mean they are dismissed?

    There's one wire there that I had in "ena-"

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