Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast
  1. #1
    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.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG00442-20100903-1420.jpg 
Views:	216 
Size:	379.9 KB 
ID:	2904   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG00440-20100903-1420.jpg 
Views:	195 
Size:	241.0 KB 
ID:	2905  

  2. #2
    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
    Building a CNC machine to make a better one since 2010 . . .
    MK1 (1st photo), MK2, MK3, MK4

  3. #3
    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 -

  4. #4
    You quite right, my pc is female and the controller is male. I guess I need to get a cable that is female/male?

  5. Yes, but make sure it is wired 1:1 and is not a serial cable. Something like this available in 1.5 to 10m lengths

  6. #6
    Snap, thats just what I was looking at!

  7. #7
    John S -

  8. #8

    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.

  9. #9
    The photo's are not big enough or clear enough for anyone to help you safely.
    John S -

  10. #10
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG00450-20100904-1052.jpg 
Views:	231 
Size:	436.7 KB 
ID:	2920Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG00451-20100904-1052.jpg 
Views:	197 
Size:	419.0 KB 
ID:	2919John, hope this helps. Thanks

Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. NEW MEMBER: From Oz - ex of Cardiff anf lost :P
    By Carlb1058 in forum New Member Introductions
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 02-04-2013, 03:57 AM
  2. NEW MEMBER: Hello - total newbie!
    By eggsBenedict in forum New Member Introductions
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 04-01-2013, 11:47 PM
  3. NEW MEMBER: Total noob about to embark on a build.
    By Wal in forum New Member Introductions
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 21-12-2012, 01:48 AM
  4. NEW MEMBER: Hello everyone. Total newbie here. Where do I begin?
    By DarkWalkJRB in forum New Member Introductions
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-02-2012, 07:31 PM
  5. Total novice seeks advice on stepper motor drivers
    By R.Andersen in forum Motor Drivers & Controllers
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 25-01-2012, 10:34 AM


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts