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SainSmart "Blue" Breakout Board

Discussion in 'Controller Boards' started by Steven Bloom, Aug 27, 2015.

  1. Steven Bloom

    Steven Bloom Veteran
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    I have one of these boards and when you combine it with a stepper driver it controls stepper motors very well thru Mach 3. I am trying to figure out how to exactly wire the E-stop. There are directions but they don't seem to work. My question is, does anyone else have this board and have they hooked up an e-stop properly and how ???

    Thanks Steven
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  2. JustinTime

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    Steven, I can't tell from the picture where the e-stop has to go but if you wired it according to the instruction then it could be that you have to do some setting in the software. If I remember well I had to do that in Mach3. I think I had to tell it which pin was the e-stop.
     
  3. Steven Bloom

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    Wow I figured it out. I was connecting everything ok and had setup everything ok in Mach3. I thought it was using the 5volt power from the USB to do the test from pin 10 to the ground but I was wrong. I needed to supply 12 - 24volts from the power supply back into the board so it could use that as a test. Now it works perfectly, I think I need to make a video on this board.
     

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