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by ShawnM
Wed Jun 12, 2024 1:00 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Spindle Doesn't Operate with VFD in CNC12
Replies: 3
Views: 61

Re: Spindle Doesn't Operate with VFD in CNC12

You do know that's not a VFD, yes? It's a DC motor controller. What kind of motor are you controlling?
by ShawnM
Wed Jun 12, 2024 12:46 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: WMPG warning!
Replies: 7
Views: 178

Re: WMPG warning!

Ha, like my car reminding me to take the mobile phone with me 🤣 Uwe I just got a new Hyundai and it reminds me also to grab my phone from the wireless charger. It also tells me if the sunroof is open or the windows are down and about 50 other things like Uwe's new car. Some ARE annoying, like my gi...
by ShawnM
Mon Jun 10, 2024 8:15 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: AutoZero Touch Plate Sienci Labs
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: AutoZero Touch Plate Sienci Labs

I'm with Gary, there's no way I'm driving my $90 carbide tipped V bit into a solid metal surface......at any feed rate. :shock:

But if you are brave enough, this should work for you. :D
by ShawnM
Mon Jun 10, 2024 5:30 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Acorn Input Voltage
Replies: 35
Views: 1874

Re: Acorn Input Voltage

I was told by their distributor/authorized dealer, "Those cannot be wired in series. The have too high of impedance to provide switching current." and then confirmed they need to be wired in parallel. If I wire them in parallel, how would that work in Acorn? Can I still do a HomeAll and t...
by ShawnM
Mon Jun 10, 2024 6:52 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Acorn6 CNC12 router V5.08 not detecting Either1616
Replies: 10
Views: 241

Re: Acorn6 CNC12 router V5.08 not detecting Either1616

I guess my next question is what are you building that requires more than 16 inputs and 16 outputs that the AcornSix already has? It must be one heck of a machine. Can wait to see this build thread. :shock:
by ShawnM
Sun Jun 09, 2024 9:09 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Acorn6 CNC12 router V5.08 not detecting Either1616
Replies: 10
Views: 241

Re: Acorn6 CNC12 router V5.08 not detecting Either1616

Reach out to Centroid and see if they'll honor a swap or something else to get you the board you need. Here's a link to the PLCEXP1616 expansion card for the AcornSix.

https://shopcentroidcnc.com/shop/cnc-ex ... -acornsix/
by ShawnM
Sun Jun 09, 2024 7:27 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Acorn6 CNC12 router V5.08 not detecting Either1616
Replies: 10
Views: 241

Re: Acorn6 CNC12 router V5.08 not detecting Either1616

That is the Ether1616 board in your photo but the Acorn Six uses the PLCEXP1616. The PLCEXP1616 and the Ether616 are two different animals. You have the wrong expansion board.
by ShawnM
Sun Jun 09, 2024 6:16 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Acorn6 CNC12 router V5.08 not detecting Either1616
Replies: 10
Views: 241

Re: Acorn6 CNC12 router V5.08 not detecting Either1616

I thought so also, it uses the PLCEXP1616, no?

The confusing part is he calls out the Ehter1616 AND the PLCEXP1616 in his original post so I'm not sure which one he has.
by ShawnM
Sun Jun 09, 2024 2:24 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Acorn Input Voltage
Replies: 35
Views: 1874

Re: Acorn Input Voltage

Do you have input 1 set to NC? Are you using the COMMON on the Acorn power supply or a different power supply? If a different power supply or with multiple power supplies you must tie all the commons together. Post a current report and the PDF of your wizard settings for us to look at. CTRL P will s...
by ShawnM
Sat Jun 08, 2024 10:40 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Acorn Input Voltage
Replies: 35
Views: 1874

Re: Acorn Input Voltage

They are normally closed. I had purchased the NO version but swapped them out for normally closed. Normally Closed are preferred. From your diagram using NC switches, those are just simple mechanical switches that you can wire in series, no problem. What wiring diagram did you follow? Did you wire ...