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Make sure you check that the voltage setting is correct for your application
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where is the bare shield wire I dont see it in the picture?
also lets hook up the motor ends first, before hooking it to the controller and test with the ohm meter ok? ( your colors are correct on the controller )
you have your heat shrink right?
steve
Im sorry i guess i didnt understand where do i put the bare sheid wire
and yes i wired all the controls but no big deal i can unhook them.
 

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no problem i just didnt see the shield wire anywhere, i was concerned they gave us the wrong wire.
the shield is there not in view in pic right?
yes we will connect motors first and test everything, heat shrink and retest then hook to controllers
colors are correct red red, black black, green green, and hook white to blue at motors.
shorts here can cause fire 36v 10a or controller damage
shorts to the controller from breakout board just cause malfunction
be back in a few minutes having home phone trouble i have to check ( fussing wife lol )
steve
 

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no problem i just didnt see the shield wire anywhere, i was concerned they gave us the wrong wire.
the shield is there not in view in pic right?
yes we will connect motors first and test everything, heat shrink and retest then hook to controllers
colors are correct red red, black black, green green, and hook white to blue at motors.
shorts here can cause fire 36v 10a or controller damage
shorts to the controller from breakout board just cause malfunction
be back in a few minutes having home phone trouble i have to check ( fussing wife lol )
steve
The wire in the pic is all i have that is what i bought on ebay if there is something else can you post a pic?

What about my connectors i have coming for the motor hookup or are we just going to wire direct?
 

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ok phone is fixed wife happy
there should be 5 wires in your cable 4 insulated red,black,green,white and also a uninsulated shield wire
i only see 4 wires in the pic no bare wire that is the shield.
 

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ok phone is fixed wife happy
there should be 5 wires in your cable 4 insulated red,black,green,white and also a uninsulated shield wire
i only see 4 wires in the pic no bare wire that is the shield.
No only 4 wires and there is a white looking wire but its not a wire its like thin strains of string
 

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scroll down to the bottom of this screen. there is a chat box there and we can talk to each other faster
 

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ok thats not the wire we wanted but we can use it outside the enclosure from your connectors to wire the motors.
I'll find what we need for everything else and post it here
I am sorry
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ok thats not the wire we wanted but we can use it outside the enclosure from your connectors to wire the motors.
I'll find what we need for everything else and post it here
I am sorry
steve
Ok Thanks
 

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tell you what i'm going to have dinner and search later we are still waiting on other parts
check back later or in the morning
I know that cost you money and i'm rechecking the ebay post also... no matter who's mistake it was it cost money.
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tell you what i'm going to have dinner and search later we are still waiting on other parts
check back later or in the morning
I know that cost you money and i'm rechecking the ebay post also... no matter who's mistake it was it cost money.
steve

Ok no problem things happen i will look back on ebay and post the link here

Should i solder those wires to the motors?
 

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yes the second one is it see the shield wire
10' may do it but you better get 20' and we will use the other wire ( non shielded )outside the enclosure
I am sorry it was my mistake i didnt see the huge "non shielded" in the add. I just read stepper motor wire ( duhhhh )
I cost you 21 extra dollars I'm pis..d
order 2- 10' of this one
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Shielded-Ca...s=63&clkid=9000119946542171671&_qi=RTM1084479
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yes solder the wires to the motors
sorry i missed your guestion do nothing with the other ends we will test them after soldering dont forget to put the heat shrink on first.
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hello mgp
i guess you noticed we got moved to the cnc in the home shop thread
thats good, thats where this should be
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I would bench test the motors and drives first
so if you have your wire follow the video and wire everything do not connect the power supply untill you first check the output voltage.
the drives should mount on their sides in the case try fitting everything in planning to put a fan blowing in on the front panel perforations and the other fan blowing out the rear cover all other holes with tin
see how things fit and post a pic.
but dont mount anything untill tested ok?
steve
Can you tell me how to mount the drives im not sure how to mount them on there sides.
 

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I dont have your enclosure dimensions but here is dxf file using 14.5 x 14.5 as the enclosure
unzip it and open it in autocad it is a dxf file
the long rectangles inside each item represent the terminals
let me know if it will fit
and if not send your inside enclosure measurments
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I dont have your enclosure dimensions but here is dxf file using 14.5 x 14.5 as the enclosure
unzip it and open it in autocad it is a dxf file
the long rectangles inside each item represent the terminals
let me know if it will fit
and if not send your inside enclosure measurments
steve
Ok so im assuming that the rectangles with the arrows are the fans?
 

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this is a very good thread from hoss machine about converting the x2 mill
with limit switch mounting, x2 mods and a lot of good info and ideas
very good reading, this guy is really sharp
steve

http://www.hossmachine.info/cnc_conversion.html
 

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there was text in the original drawing i guess they didnt convert to dxf
yes the arrows are the fans and flow direction.
the power supply connections are on the top
the controller connections are on the top facing you
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there was text in the original drawing i guess they didnt convert to dxf
yes the arrows are the fans and flow direction.
the power supply connections are on the top
the controller connections are on the top facing you
steve

Like this
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and here is a pic of the motor with extension wires all done im going to get a longer piece of heat shrink to cover the wires all the down to the motors

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yes that looks good everything will fit fine in your enclosure
and the wiring looks good too
ready to test the wires?
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I will be ready later on I have to go out now but will sign out when in back
 

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The fans will have to be offset will that be ok?
 

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I wanted to make a plexiglass base in the bottom of the enclosure then secure it to the enclosure And mount everything to it using standoff nuts would that work?
 

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sounds like it would work if there is clearance for the wiring coming out of the controllers
wouldnt the plate the motherboard was on work?
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sounds like it would work if there is clearance for the wiring coming out of the controllers
wouldnt the plate the motherboard was on work?
steve

I took it out to make room
 

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mgp
it would be better if everything is mounted to metal because the metal will be what all the shield wires ( bare wire ) connect to and the equipment ground will connect to it also ( the green wire from the power plug 110v connector )
the only thing that needs to be mounted on standoffs is the breakout board
the power supply and controllers mount to the metal plate
move the power supply and controllers to the far back of the case as possible the rear fan can be mounted outside if needed. we want the controllers back from the front fan. ( we dont want motor interference ) and thats why all wires inside the enclosure are shielded.
the fans do not have to be directly across from each other
the motor plugs should come out the back away from the fans
the parallel cable and usb cables should come out the back away from the power cord connection ( 110v ).
steve



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