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    Re: Anyone considering the centroid Acorn instead of path pilot?

    For someones but not for me.

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    Re: Anyone considering the centroid Acorn instead of path pilot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jmhx2 View Post
    The 8pin connector receives wires from the 6 &4 pin connector and it outputs back to the 4pin connector in the harness, that feeds to the vfd. There is a schematic at the bottom of the install manual from the novakon site. Good luck when you get back to it. I made a few parts this week and I am really liking the Torus.
    I remembered wrong. It was the 6 pin connector to the motherboard I left disconnected. It seems to make no difference though. The power draw bar works without it. I'm expecting the new power supply for the drawbar tomorrow. I'll get it hooked up soon and see if the torque improves. I'm still using the battery for the drawbar.

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    Re: Anyone considering the centroid Acorn instead of path pilot?

    Its now fully wired in and everything is tested and working. I used to have some issues with the acorn not connecting if it was turned on before the computer. That is no longer the case. (Not sure why) I wired in the probe fully this morning. It now has probe protection and it works. Instead of the switch idea like it shows in the manual I used a 1/4" phono jack that closes an input when the jack is inserted. This eliminates any worries about forgetting to activate a probe protection circuit switch. I don't know if this is normal for a phono jack it came from my junk box. It could probably be wired up the same way using a stereo jack that one terminal is jumpered internally. Its probably out of some piece of commercial equipment. I am very happy with the drewtronics probe. It sure beats edge finders and gauge blocks.

    I also took out the battery for the power draw bar. Using a switching type power supply now. It seems to work well I have not tested to see how much torque it applies yet though. I had to do some weird wiring here and there to fit things in. When I get the 4th axis upgrade I will have to rethink a few things because I put the acorn power supply where the 4th axis driver goes. I also could not find a good spot for the new drawbar power supply so its in there and functional. Not pretty though. Looking forward to doing some cutting this week.

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    Re: Anyone considering the centroid Acorn instead of path pilot?

    That's good news. I'm thinking of picking up a Drewtronics probe as well. My TP1000 probe seems to misbehave from time to time.

    Steve

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    Hallo UpNorth

    Do you have any photos and/or schematics of your final panel? Best would be a BOM, but that is asking a lot..

    I am looking to use an Acorn in a machine build and am hoping to learn from you to avoid making too many beginner meistakes.

    Cheers!

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