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    Default Looking for parts to replace Baldor Smartstep 3 Controller board.

    Hello,

    I'm a newbie here. I'm looking for alternative boards to replace Smartstep 3 Controller boardshttp://www.cnczone.com/forums/attach...d=296940&stc=1 in Denford Micromillhttp://www.cnczone.com/forums/attach...d=296938&stc=1 and Denford http://www.cnczone.com/forums/attach...d=296940&stc=1.

    Since I really new to cnc what are the things that I need to know to replace the Smartstep 3. I tried googling and reddting. Finally I ended up here.

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    Default Re: Looking for parts to replace Baldor Smartstep 3 Controller board.

    If the board is in working condition, you could just take the top board off and use the bottom (stepper driver) as-is by connecting to it via a parallel port breakout board.
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    Default Re: Looking for parts to replace Baldor Smartstep 3 Controller board.

    Advice please. I recently got xyz motion on my novamill using the 96 pin connector. A friend of mine was convinced he could get the spindle working using a jumper to something. Well now I have no motion. The transformer looking thing by the large capacitor is making noise and the solder joint are burnt. I cant find a replacement and am at a loss on what to do. Assuming the Baldor board is dead is there a decent option under a couple hundred bucks to get this fully functional. XYZ, homing switches, limit switches, and programable spindle?

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    Default Re: Looking for parts to replace Baldor Smartstep 3 Controller board.

    Quote Originally Posted by chesnut84 View Post
    Advice please. I recently got xyz motion on my novamill using the 96 pin connector. A friend of mine was convinced he could get the spindle working using a jumper to something. Well now I have no motion. The transformer looking thing by the large capacitor is making noise and the solder joint are burnt. I cant find a replacement and am at a loss on what to do. Assuming the Baldor board is dead is there a decent option under a couple hundred bucks to get this fully functional. XYZ, homing switches, limit switches, and programable spindle?

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    I was able to use a jumper to the right part of the Baldor board to control the spindle speed, sorry to hear a similar approach didn't work for you.


    Yes, you can purchase stepper motor driver boards and wire them directly to each stepper, or find a kit that has multiple stepper outputs along with spindle speed 0-10v signal that you can use to completely replace the Baldor board.

    The C11G board has a 0-10 volt output that you can use to directly drive the spindle motor control board, although you would also need to supply 3 stepper motor drivers to interface between the data level signals of the C10 and the physical steppers.
    https://cnc4pc.com/c11g-multifunction-cnc-board.html

    A device like the: Leadshine MX
    https://cnc4pc.com/3-axis-dsp-based-...tml#prodtabs-3
    Will directly interface to your stepper motors (has the stepper drivers built in) as well as driving the 0-10V signal for the spindle motor driver board.

    (There is probably an option cheaper than the Leadshine MX that includes everything you need, this was just the first example I found on the cnc4pc website, which is hard to navigate.)

    Jay



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