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    Digitize comes on while jogging

    Hello, all.

    I was just setting up a touch probe for my router with the xulifeng motion card and ran into an issue.

    When I jog y plus or x minus, the digitize light comes on and stays on until I jog in the opposite direction. The probe input is ignored.

    My ports and pins are configured correctly as far as I'm aware. I can use the probe unless I jog y plus or x minus first. Then I get an error. The led on both the card and the touch probe both indicate they are working properly.

    Any suggestions?

    I tried this on 2 laptops, and a PC. Both laptops do it, the PC works properly. I'm using the same configuration files.

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    Re: Digitize comes on while jogging

    Just to update, I brought in a third laptop and still have this problem. For now I have relocated my PC to run this machine.

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    Re: Digitize comes on while jogging

    Sounds like an issue with the Chinese card or plugin. Very common to have probing (and other) issues with most if not all Chinese cards.
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    Re: Digitize comes on while jogging

    Quote Originally Posted by ger21 View Post
    Sounds like an issue with the Chinese card or plugin. Very common to have probing (and other) issues with most if not all Chinese cards.
    Well, what is a good usb card for mach3? I didn't build the machine, but I don't mind upgrading it.

    Edit, upon doing some research, this card appears to be the same as the Machifit AKZ250, and leafboy AKZ250

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    Re: Digitize comes on while jogging

    I'd recommend an ethernet smoothstepper, or one of the CNC Drives controllers. Ethernet is a better choice than USB, but CNC Drive does make the USB UC100.
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    Re: Digitize comes on while jogging

    Better to use an ethernet controller and not USB. UC300ETH, UC400ETH, AXBB-E.

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    Re: Digitize comes on while jogging

    Thanks for the advice guys. I will look into it, when I do get an Ethernet controller, I will let you know my findings. i'm sure it will work out fine.

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