Thread: Total novice and lost
Hello to all,
Having recently purchased a second hand cnc router the bits and pieces arrived by courier today.
Less than impressed by the state of the machine as bolts had worked there way loose etc in transit.
Attached are some images of the router but the main question I have is how do I connect the controller to the pc. The controller has a male connector and my pc also has a male connector.
Any help would be apprecited.
Sounds like you might need a gender changer for the parallel port lead:
When you get going you might one some of these to tidy up the wiring:
Good luck with it all
Never seen a PC with a male Parallel port.
If it has holes in it then it's female, if it has sticky out pins than it's male.
Biology 101.John S -
You quite right, my pc is female and the controller is male. I guess I need to get a cable that is female/male?
Snap, thats just what I was looking at!
Or this one £2.86 plus vat.
http://uk.rs-online.com/web/search/s...duct&R=0480541John S -
Can anyone advise on how I connect the power supply as shown on the first photos? I assume that I need a fused plug and lead connected to the L, N and Earth thus providing 240v inout but which terminals do I then connect the L, N and Earth of the control unit as shown?
I thought all if this would have come assembled from the gent I purchased from but alas not!
Thanks to all in advance.
PS, I have now ordered a cable as suggested.
The photo's are not big enough or clear enough for anyone to help you safely.John S -
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