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    5 months later and I am finally building this machine. I am starting to go through the electronics. I am pretty sure that I got all of the stepper motors/drivers figured out, minus the ENA ports on the drivers and whether to use them or not.

    I have a question about the VFD/Spindle. I got the Hunayang VFD as Ger21 suggested, as well as the extra BOB to control it. But looking through his youtube videos, it looks like what I really want is a separate serial USB to RS485 converter. I have been trying to look around, but there is so much information out there I am really struggling to grasp what the correct answer is.

    Thanks!



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    What breakout board do you have with the speed control? I'd try that first, and see if it works. That's what I did. When it didn't work, I then went the RS485-Plugin route. Personally, I plan on using a PCI serial port card when I actually set up the machine, as the USB converter, is rather loose, and I 'd want a secure connection. But for $8, the USB version may be worth a try.

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    I got the one you mentioned earlier in the thread: https://www.ebay.com/itm/5-Axis-CNC-...c=1&rmvSB=true

    Ahh fair enough. That makes sense for long term use.



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