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    I have a CNC that is self contained so doesn't need to be connected to a computer, I just add the file to cut onto a mini SD Card and put it into the Controlbox. I'm now wanting to connect directly to a computer so what recommendations does everyone have for the Power supply and controlbox replacement? Its 600x300 and 1500w Spindle

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    Default Re: Change CNC Controlbox

    Quote Originally Posted by KenR60 View Post
    I have a CNC that is self contained so doesn't need to be connected to a computer, I just add the file to cut onto a mini SD Card and put it into the Controlbox. I'm now wanting to connect directly to a computer so what recommendations does everyone have for the Power supply and controlbox replacement? Its 600x300 and 1500w Spindle
    Do you plan on upgrading your stepper drives too?



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    Default Re: Change CNC Controlbox

    Quote Originally Posted by ericks View Post
    Do you plan on upgrading your stepper drives too?
    I wasn't planning too, the CNC has only done around 30 hours since new.



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    Quote Originally Posted by KenR60 View Post
    I wasn't planning too, the CNC has only done around 30 hours since new.
    So you happy with the overall performance of the controls?



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    Quote Originally Posted by ericks View Post
    So you happy with the overall performance of the controls?
    Was a lot of setting up and mucking around originally when I bought it, I haven't used it for around 2 years so I just want an easier system so I can control it directly



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    Default Re: Change CNC Controlbox

    Okay, are you using mach3?



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    Default Re: Change CNC Controlbox

    Quote Originally Posted by ericks View Post
    Okay, are you using mach3?
    Happy to use anything, if I remember I couldn’t use mach3 because it wasn’t connected to a computer



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    Quote Originally Posted by KenR60 View Post
    Happy to use anything, if I remember I couldn’t use mach3 because it wasn’t connected to a computer
    Of course yes...



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    Default Re: Change CNC Controlbox

    I use uc300eth on my machine with an Aussie made breakout board. Both work very well for me. The UC300 require a 5V psu and the bob a 12V. But there are many other options as people will most likely tell you.



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    Default Re: Change CNC Controlbox

    Can you take a pic of inside the box, maybe you have enough space inside to do the mod



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    Default Re: Change CNC Controlbox

    I’m trying to determine your motivation here. There are so many options it is hard to say what is best. The first thing that comes to mind is this does the current controller support drip feed or other PC to controller communications. Is it does that would be the cheapest way to improve file handling.



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