this is the link to the board
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i purchase a 5 axis board of ebay to setup with my geckodrive G201x but not sure how to setup the input up.
need help please i'll also upload the files that came with it... please i need help
trying to find a good BOB right now, but i'm looking forward towards buying the pdmx-126 but i was unable to find a good wiring diagram. so I'll have to wait
You need to get the manual for the G201.
Then use the GND, DIR, STEP, ENable to the similar inputs.
Take one axis, say "Y".
5-AXIS BOB G201
YN --------------- Power GND
YD --------------- DIR
YS --------------- STEP
YE --------------- DISABLE
The other axes will be similar.
What is not clear to me is whether the pulse direction is standardized. i.e. is YE high for enable? Is G201 DISABLE high or low for disable?
You will need to know the pulse direction for each device.
I don't have your devices so I'm only going by the data you provided and the G201 manual.
the ebay seller sent me this info,and it worked but the motors speed was slow. so i'm searching for a good BOB for the geckodrive. thanks for the help
Hi isowe ,
as far as I can see , the minimum connections you need are
connect the G201's terminal 10 to the BOB's Ground
and the BOB's step and direction outputs to the G201's inputs
the breakout ENABLE outputs are via 1K resistor you will need to test
to see if this will correctly disable the G201 driver
i'll give it a try today and i'll also post a youtube video if i get the chance
wish me luck
Also note that the G201X can accept either a positive voltage or ground connected to the COMMON terminal (your diagram shows a ground connection) - the choice would depend on your Mach3 configuration (Low Active) settings.
do you know what the pins are for mach3? I have the same breakout board, I ordered it off ebay to see how good the board and driver kit was. Right now its a nightmare trying to figure out how to make it run! If I can't get this thing to work I'm just going end up purchasing a c10 breakout board from cnc4pc its the easiest board that I have worked with so far.
Heres the link if anyone needs a good board CNC4PC
I have had that same chinese 5 axis BOB on both of my machines and have not had any problems at all. I know the C10 is popular and I am sure it is a good BOB, but I can't see how it can be easier than any other. This one seemed very easy to me.
its still not working for me.
is the board supposed to be buzzing loudly?