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  #31  
Old Sun 03 December 2017, 07:07
IamDave
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Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
Does anyone use this ? "GM215 Step Motor / Motion Controller"
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  #32  
Old Tue 05 December 2017, 17:21
IamDave
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Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
Gecko 203v Microsteppers

Just got the 4 drivers in. Hmmmm. I was expecting them to be bigger.
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  #33  
Old Tue 05 December 2017, 18:36
smreish
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Orlando, Florida
United States of America
Don't let the size fool you....very powerful and efficient
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  #34  
Old Wed 06 December 2017, 01:44
ifffff
Just call me: Ivo #38 & #130
 
Parnu
Estonia
They are so small because missing heatsink.
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  #35  
Old Thu 07 December 2017, 08:02
IamDave
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Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
Heat sink? Good idea--Thank you. I think placing these on a motherboard will be a good idea. Is that what most people do now?
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  #36  
Old Thu 07 December 2017, 08:30
ifffff
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Parnu
Estonia
Read gecko manual. Heatsink is nessecary, and of course heatsink compound between driver and heatsink. What did you mean by motherboard?
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  #37  
Old Thu 07 December 2017, 15:13
IamDave
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Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
PDMX-134 Motherboard

Like plug n play available for $65 from cncrouterparts.com
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  #38  
Old Thu 07 December 2017, 15:23
IamDave
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Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
Only $55 from the website . Here is link to the boards. http://www.pmdx.com/PMDX-134
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  #39  
Old Thu 07 December 2017, 15:27
IamDave
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Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
Example setup

Example panel using the PDMX-134

This photo on the left came from this thread - http://www.cnczone.com/forums/gecko-...mdx-134-a.html

The photo is not correct - The Geckos are installed backwards on the PMDX-134 board!

The correct configuration is on the right.
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  #40  
Old Fri 08 December 2017, 06:10
ifffff
Just call me: Ivo #38 & #130
 
Parnu
Estonia
This motherboard seems to be nice option.
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  #41  
Old Fri 08 December 2017, 06:58
Kornerking
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Big Falls, Mn
United States of America
You are getting to the fun part of the project.

I finally had to do a repair on mine. almost 2 years. The transformer/power supply is causing uneven power through the contactor. 144 volts one side 106 through the other. It was a head scratcher till we figured it out.
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  #42  
Old Fri 08 December 2017, 11:02
IamDave
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Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
Infinite apologies for being sort of Dyslexic. I have been typing PDMX.
It is PMDX.com

So I believe I am going to use the PMDX-126 Rev-C breakout board. The PMDX-134 Motherboard and mount them all on an aluminum screen for a heat sink with a fan to pull the air through. I see Metalhead's setup uses the PMDX-126 at one time as well.
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  #43  
Old Sat 09 December 2017, 11:10
IamDave
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Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
Alabama can have this back

I don't want it.
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  #44  
Old Tue 12 December 2017, 06:45
MetalHead
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Columbiana AL
United States of America
Well we sure had it also!! Not normal for sure and especially this time of year!!
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  #45  
Old Tue 19 December 2017, 12:41
IamDave
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Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
I know what you mean. We got 11 inches here. I am 3 hrs. NE of you . Just now getting dried out before the rain hits.
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  #46  
Old Tue 19 December 2017, 12:45
IamDave
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Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
Geckos and PXDM

Quote:
Originally Posted by smreish View Post
Don't let the size fool you....very powerful and efficient
Okay surprised at the might of these little drivers. Read for about an hour on them today.
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  #47  
Old Tue 19 December 2017, 12:47
IamDave
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Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
I had a problem with mine with a bearing sticking in the z. It was causing voltage problems. Everyone kept wanting me to replace the power supply. Replaced the bearing and all is well. Keeping it greased correctly from now on.
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  #48  
Old Wed 20 December 2017, 15:27
IamDave
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Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
Okay ordered the PMDX-134 Motherboard today 55 plus 9 shipping. gets me a little closer.
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  #49  
Old Fri 22 December 2017, 10:48
IamDave
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Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
Pmdx-134

Those people ship fast. 2 days.
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  #50  
Old Fri 22 December 2017, 13:45
IamDave
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Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
I have completed a lot of hours, reading this forum. Going to take a break now.
Hope all of you have, "A Great Christmas", and a Safe New Year.
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  #51  
Old Tue 26 December 2017, 11:36
pblackburn
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South-Central Pennsylvania
United States of America
you do the same
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  #52  
Old Sat 06 January 2018, 16:32
IamDave
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Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
New friend BOB

Okay another new year and another piece of the puzzle arrived, today.
PMDX-126C BOB. $183 with shipping. Now what size ribbon connector is correct?
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  #53  
Old Sun 07 January 2018, 05:33
MetalHead
Just call me: Mike
 
Columbiana AL
United States of America
I suggest you reach back out to PMDX and let them know you have the PMDX 134 board. He will tell you the correct cable, but I suspect it is this one:

http://www.pmdx.com/HDR26Ribbon-18

and for PC Connect this one or a Smooth Stepper board:

http://www.pmdx.com/DB25MtoM
http://www.pmdx.com/1PARPCI
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  #54  
Old Sun 07 January 2018, 08:08
IamDave
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Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
That is the combination. Thank you for the reply.
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  #55  
Old Sun 14 January 2018, 15:16
IamDave
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Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
A few more parts in

I know I am a little slow. But things are still coming in. 2 E-switches and cables from PMDX
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  #56  
Old Wed 21 February 2018, 08:09
IamDave
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Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
Is it acceptable to just reverse the wiring, on the 8 wire stepper motor. So one runs in reverse on the x-axis, or do it through mach3. I have been reading and am just a little confused.
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  #57  
Old Wed 21 February 2018, 17:24
IamDave
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Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
Okay all I did was reverse the wires at the drive. That is what it looks like most are doing.
Is that right? Also is there a basic xml file already for Mach 3.
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  #58  
Old Thu 22 February 2018, 17:15
IamDave
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Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
Never mind I got it sorted.
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  #59  
Old Sun 25 February 2018, 09:53
IamDave
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Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
Can someone point me to the post that determines ports and pins setup for mach3?
In other words how do you determine the ports and pin setup in mach3?
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  #60  
Old Sun 25 February 2018, 13:25
IamDave
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Ball Ground, GA
United States of America
First Movements Achieved

First movements in all the right directions today. I quit being mean now...
(Not like anyone listening anyway.)
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