I have a Camtronics controller with gecko 201 controls, purchased used from a working setup that was retro-fitted. The motors and control all seam fine, I hooked the cables to the motors on my CNC router. I turned on the control and the motors are holding position ok, but can't seam to get them to move. I setup the direction pin settings and set it to active low on in mach3. I'm not sure what to do next with setting up mach3 in the software and testing the motors. Any help or links would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance!
Get a multimeter, set it to DC volts, put the black lead on your breakout board ground (GND) and the red lead to the G201's DIRECTION terminal. Jog the axis CW, jot down the voltage. Jog the axis CCW, jot down the voltage again. One reading must be under 0.5V, the other reading must be above 4.5V. If not, your breakout board is not powered, there is no connection to the G201 or you are not porting Mach3 to the correct axis.