Anomalous Behavior of Beagle Bone Green on Acorn Board with separate power supplies

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Re: Anomalous Behavior of Beagle Bone Green on Acorn Board with separate power supplies

Post by Gary Campbell » Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:18 pm

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Re: Anomalous Behavior of Beagle Bone Green on Acorn Board with separate power supplies

Post by andyolney » Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:42 pm

Follow up on this issue.
I have been having an intermittent failure to turn on but don't quite fit the profile since I have one of those Leadwell dual PS. Following a hint on the Hobby Machinist BB, I removed power from my VFC before turning on the Acorn and got it to boot. Looks like anything connected to the acorn has the potential to cause this behavior.
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Re: Anomalous Behavior of Beagle Bone Green on Acorn Board with separate power supplies

Post by martyscncgarage » Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:14 pm

andyolney wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:42 pm
Follow up on this issue.
I have been having an intermittent failure to turn on but don't quite fit the profile since I have one of those Leadwell dual PS. Following a hint on the Hobby Machinist BB, I removed power from my VFC before turning on the Acorn and got it to boot. Looks like anything connected to the acorn has the potential to cause this behavior.
Andy
What model VFD are you using?
If you completely disconnected the VFD does it come up consistently? Is it easy enough to reinstall and test the axis motors?
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Re: Anomalous Behavior of Beagle Bone Green on Acorn Board with separate power supplies

Post by andyolney » Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:42 pm

It's a 20 year old Boston Gear /Fincor / Ace KL inverter.
Just tried to start with the inverter on had a failure, turned the vfd off and was able to start fine.
Axis motors are working and don't seem to affect the startup.
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Re: Anomalous Behavior of Beagle Bone Green on Acorn Board with separate power supplies

Post by martyscncgarage » Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:53 pm

andyolney wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:42 pm
It's a 20 year old Boston Gear /Fincor / Ace KL inverter.
Just tried to start with the inverter on had a failure, turned the vfd off and was able to start fine.
Axis motors are working and don't seem to affect the startup.
Andy
I'm curious to know if the VFD itself is causing the issues. Does it have a common for FWD/REV reset or does it supply voltage? A screen shot of the wiring diagram from the VFD manual would be helpful....I guess I wonder if it would be worth your while to test with another VFD?
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Re: Anomalous Behavior of Beagle Bone Green on Acorn Board with separate power supplies

Post by andyolney » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:10 pm

It supplies voltage, I am seeing about 23 v, and the acorn output pulls it low.

At the moment, am going to make it part of my startup to turn on the VFD last.

Actually made my first part for my lathe conversion last night, a cover plate for the the x axis motor mount, the simplest part I could think of.

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Re: Anomalous Behavior of Beagle Bone Green on Acorn Board with separate power supplies

Post by martyscncgarage » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:17 pm

andyolney wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:10 pm
It supplies voltage, I am seeing about 23 v, and the acorn output pulls it low.

At the moment, am going to make it part of my startup to turn on the VFD last.

Actually made my first part for my lathe conversion last night, a cover plate for the the x axis motor mount, the simplest part I could think of.

Andy
If it supplies voltage you shouldn't be able to use it that way....some guys that have VFDs that use 24vdc to activate it's own inputs had to use small relays. You are taking VFD to Aforn common which is at 0 at the Acorn Power Supply.

Do you have a wiring diagram out of the VFD manual you can post?
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Re: Anomalous Behavior of Beagle Bone Green on Acorn Board with separate power supplies

Post by andyolney » Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:58 pm

Marty -
Your are right, after looking at the Centroid output schematic, I think I am seeing the voltage from the Acorn not the VFD. I have the thing programmed for 2 wire control. Terminal 3 is ground, top diagram. No good schematic in the vfd manual.

Andy
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Re: Anomalous Behavior of Beagle Bone Green on Acorn Board with separate power supplies

Post by martyscncgarage » Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:33 am

andyolney wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:58 pm
Marty -
Your are right, after looking at the Centroid output schematic, I think I am seeing the voltage from the Acorn not the VFD. I have the thing programmed for 2 wire control. Terminal 3 is ground, top diagram. No good schematic in the vfd manual.

Andy
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You should temporarily disconnect the Acorn outputs from the VFD, and measure between your VFD common (terminal 3)and its fwd terminal to see what you read. I'm wondering if it's 24vdc.
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Re: Anomalous Behavior of Beagle Bone Green on Acorn Board with separate power supplies

Post by andyolney » Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:47 pm

Marty-

Ouch, wrong again! Somehow I got the diode direction wrong in my head in the Acorn output schematic.

The vfd does indeed have a positive voltage (about 23v) at terminals 4 and 5 when I disconnected from the acorn.

On the other hand, the acorn seems to control it fine: CW, CCW, and speed control work. Can you point me to the thread where this is discussed ?
I do have a relay board I can use if needed.

I tested the acorn turn on again - no lights or heartbeat if the VFD is on before I power the acorn.

Andy

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