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Old Thu 24 March 2011, 23:42
tnarch
Just call me: Tuan
 
Milwaukee WI
United States of America
New Gecko Faulting - RED LED

Just picked up a new Gecko 201X today. All axes are in working order. However.......

The new Gecko is faulting with a red LED. Tried to reset but no luck. Haven't found any other reference on the Gecko site yet. What is going on and how do I fix this?

Voltage is measuring 56.6 like the 3 existing Geckos. Current is set at 3A same as the others. Opened the drive and blew some air to clean it. Nothing.

I feel like the Gecko Gods are against me in completing the machine
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Old Fri 25 March 2011, 04:29
MetalHead
Just call me: Mike
 
Columbiana AL
United States of America
Did you try to put in into a known working spot?
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Old Fri 25 March 2011, 10:00
bradm
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Somerville(MA)
United States of America
Suggest you disconnect the motor from the Gecko at the Gecko end, and measure the resistance of the wires + motor to see if it is what you expect - the same low resistance value across both A and B phases, open circuit between phases, open circuit to ground.
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Old Wed 17 October 2012, 04:18
silverdog
Just call me: Sergio #70
 
Rome
Italy
I had some problems with the gecko related to loosy conectors .... does change anything if you move with yours fingers the conectors ? I had to dismantle the conector and tight the contacts ....
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Old Thu 18 October 2012, 20:15
tnarch
Just call me: Tuan
 
Milwaukee WI
United States of America
Sergio, I called Gecko when I first had the problem but don't remember what technical support told me. I remember testing it with a multi-meter and everything checked out so I kept it in the control box. It's still in use and I haven't had any problem with that axis.
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Old Thu 18 October 2012, 21:13
KenC
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Klang
Malaysia
I don't use Gecko, but are your signal ground connected to the power ground?
They should not be connected.
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Old Thu 18 October 2012, 23:26
Gerald D
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Cape Town
South Africa
Ken, Tuan fixed his problem more than a year ago. Sergio only saw his post yesterday
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Old Thu 18 October 2012, 23:56
KenC
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Klang
Malaysia
opps
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