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    Default Re: Linuxcnc, Gecko G540, and adding more stepper drivers beyond four

    I understand how to do it with buying more equipment and rewiring everything like the UC400ETH however I already have the UC100 and G540 hooked up and working well. I was intrigued by the way John described doing it in post #5 which appears very simple. I haven't found a post that anyone had actually tried doing it this way and if this would indeed work with the G251X since that drive isn't opto-isolated.



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    Default Re: Linuxcnc, Gecko G540, and adding more stepper drivers beyond four

    Has anyone got Linux CNC working for a 5 axis machine yet (with a g540 plus an extra drive)? I'm interested to hear how it works.


    I am currently working on adding a 4th axis and I want to use two motors for my Y axis. I was thinking of adding a second PCI parallel port card and a second G540 but it would be better / cheaper if I could add single additional drives as needed.



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