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    Default Connecting MPG to MK3/4

    Hello

    Just ordered the mk3/4 controller with the 16 pin “breakout board” for connecting a mpg pendant.
    It is exactly the same mpg as offered on the Planet CNC website.
    I am wondering how it should be connected since the pins on the JOG-connector doesn’t seem to match up with the mpg

    Best regards
    Andreas Landsfeldt

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    Default Re: Connecting MPG to MK3/4

    Mk3/4 does not support MPG. Only Mk3 controller supports MPG.



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    Default Re: Connecting MPG to MK3/4

    Quote Originally Posted by PlanetCNC View Post
    Mk3/4 does not support MPG. Only Mk3 controller supports MPG.
    Mk3/4 doesn't support MPG at all? I see there's an option to use pin-outs EN A and EN B for handwheel encoder. Does Mk3/4 have pin-outs for used for MD1/2 and AX1/2? I'd really like to have a MPG pendant...



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    Default Re: Connecting MPG to MK3/4

    I am also interested in this topic.
    Why do we need pin ALT1 and ALT2?



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    Default Re: Connecting MPG to MK3/4

    Mk3/4 does not have pins for encoders. It is not possible to connect standard MPG.
    However TNG v2 will support wireless MPGs on all Mk3 series controllers.

    ALT1 and ALT2 were used for alternate jogging modes, for example synchronized jogging on lathes.



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    Default Re: Connecting MPG to MK3/4

    Quote Originally Posted by PlanetCNC View Post
    Mk3/4 does not have pins for encoders. It is not possible to connect standard MPG.
    However TNG v2 will support wireless MPGs on all Mk3 series controllers.

    ALT1 and ALT2 were used for alternate jogging modes, for example synchronized jogging on lathes.
    I'm assuming V2 will also have g41/42 fixed? Will it be ported to Raspian as V1 is? Is there an ETA for release?



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    Default Re: Connecting MPG to MK3/4

    Yes, TNGv2 will have G41/g42.

    It will be available for windows, Linux, RPi and MacOS (Sierra or higher).

    ETA is couple of months.



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