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    anyone know

    I have a smooth stepper uss gecko 320x driver and a c25 bob all my wiring is right. When I trip the err /terminal 5 the motor starts up if I leave the motor working when I touch the x axis the motor stops
    What have I forgotten

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    Re: anyone know

    Only a hunch. I'm wondering if it is the encoder looking for the motors start position or it's "in position" state.

    There's too many "caution" and "warning" notes in the manual afaic. One slight wrong move and its knackered. That in itself puts me off gecko.
    Go through all the tuning options and see if anything obvious there been overlooked.

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    I found the problem

    on the encoder the ground is the last terminal but on the gecko driver the ground is the second to last terminal.
    Ii had the err/res terminal 5 crossed with terminal 6 grd.
    I've switched the wires set the dip switches on the driver and tuned the motor in mach 3

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    Re: anyone know

    Quote Originally Posted by cancnc View Post
    I found the problem
    on the encoder the ground is the last terminal but on the gecko driver the ground is the second to last terminal.
    Ii had the err/res terminal 5 crossed with terminal 6 grd.
    I've switched the wires set the dip switches on the driver and tuned the motor in mach 3
    Had to be something simple.
    Said in the manual bridge it with 7 not 6 while testing/setting up.

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