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by martin.pearson
Mon 04 Feb , 2019 14:37 pm
Forum: Triac
Topic: electrical power control box to machine
Replies: 21
Views: 615

Re: electrical power control box to machine

Nothing on the Uniport I can see or read lol, you might have problems getting in touch as I believe the company that makes them has changed hands a couple of times. I do have another BOB on my other machine, the uniport was the first BOB I bought so is now a spare, I bought a second one when I upgra...
by martin.pearson
Wed 30 Jan , 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Triac
Topic: electrical power control box to machine
Replies: 21
Views: 615

Re: electrical power control box to machine

David, I will take some pictures but that was how I had it wired up, put the BOB step & dir outputs on the relevant pins on the 96 pin connector & the ground from the BOB to the relevant ground pin, tried it with mach3 via the parallel port as the only motion control card I have is on my other machi...
by martin.pearson
Sat 26 Jan , 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Triac
Topic: electrical power control box to machine
Replies: 21
Views: 615

Re: electrical power control box to machine

David, there were a few posts like the one I linked to, I don't know if they were just lucky or not, like I have said I know next to nothing about electonics. From what I could see you just needed a step & dir signal supplied to the pins which I was trying to do, obviously there is more to it than t...
by martin.pearson
Fri 25 Jan , 2019 15:36 pm
Forum: Triac
Topic: electrical power control box to machine
Replies: 21
Views: 615

Re: electrical power control box to machine

David I have tried with both a BOB (uniport V3) & with a straight through connection using a BM01 & had no results with either, according to this thread it is suppose to be easy lol Wasn't sure about trying the straight through as there is no protection on it for the computer but figured I should ju...
by martin.pearson
Wed 23 Jan , 2019 14:05 pm
Forum: Triac
Topic: electrical power control box to machine
Replies: 21
Views: 615

Re: electrical power control box to machine

Pete, will take some pictures today if I can get up to workshop, but not sure what you mean by top board. The board I have removed is the eurostep board which sits at the ottom lft corner of the control box, it's the 96 way connector for this card I am plugging the connector I bought into. David, re...
by martin.pearson
Mon 21 Jan , 2019 19:19 pm
Forum: Triac
Topic: electrical power control box to machine
Replies: 21
Views: 615

Re: electrical power control box to machine

I must be missing something really simple here but can't figure out what, as I said originally I would like to use as much of the original control box as possible. If I could sort the communications problems & proved the machine worked I am still not sure I would be able to use it like that because ...
by martin.pearson
Fri 18 Jan , 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Triac
Topic: electrical power control box to machine
Replies: 21
Views: 615

Re: electrical power control box to machine

Thanks Pete, I will keep digging but I thought there should be power on the motors & from what you have said it would seem to confirm that. If there should be then I have more problems than just communication, at some point I am going to have to decide if I would just be better off replacing the con...
by martin.pearson
Thu 17 Jan , 2019 17:32 pm
Forum: Triac
Topic: electrical power control box to machine
Replies: 21
Views: 615

Re: electrical power control box to machine

Thanks for the reply Pete, have read some posts will look for more, yes I have an old pc that had one serial port & then added a pci serial board to give the 2 ports I needed. Downloaded software but not 100% sure I have downloaded the correct software, will look at that again, when I try to connect...
by martin.pearson
Tue 15 Jan , 2019 15:01 pm
Forum: Mirac
Topic: Yep, another machine can't connect
Replies: 17
Views: 530

Re: Yep, another machine can't connect

If you have a computer capable of running windows 10 then you will never get win98 to install, there won't be any divers available for the hardware the machine has. You could look at running a virtual machine, I believe microsoft have their own version but I use to use vmware player which was free, ...
by martin.pearson
Sun 06 Jan , 2019 14:31 pm
Forum: Triac
Topic: electrical power control box to machine
Replies: 21
Views: 615

electrical power control box to machine

I picked up a triac pc that came with the black control box, the desktop tutor, some leads but unfortunately no computer. It originally came from a school & from what I have been told it was working when the school put it into storage. No idea when it was last run. My plan was to try & confirm it ra...
by martin.pearson
Mon 29 Oct , 2018 14:46 pm
Forum: Triac
Topic: another conversion question
Replies: 0
Views: 361

another conversion question

I'e read a number of threads on converting these machines to use other control software, some involve a complete new hardware set up & some use the old black control box but most of them seem to be quite dated. Is there a definitive guide I have missed? I have just acquired a triac pc & all that is ...