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Controller recommendation for C-Beam XL

Discussion in 'Controller Boards' started by gdenicolas, Sep 23, 2019.

  1. gdenicolas

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    I built my C-Beam XL with a Novusun NVUM 4 Axis, but I only could use it with a Windows XP Laptop and Mach 3 software.
    What do you recommend me to be able to use Openbuilds Control Software?
     
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    Maybe I made a mistake, but I removed the motor drivers (Stepperonline DM542T), and connect the NEMA23 motors directly to Openbuilds Blackbox.
    I have burned two Openbuilds Blackboxes.
    Should I reconnect the motor drivers, and then those to the Openbuilds Blackbox?
     
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    What power supply are you using?
     
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    I am using
    500W 36V 14A 115/230V Switching Power Supply Stepper Motor CNC Router Kits
     
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    The Blackbox is a 24V system which may be why you burned them up if you used a 36V power supply. If you look where you connect the power supply to the Blackbox, the inputs are labeled GND and 24V.
     
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    Thanks!!!
    Now it's working great!
     
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    I connect a 24V power supply, a new Blackbox, and a new Interface.
    When I try to update the Interface firmware (I am connected to wifi), receive error "0x02" (picture attached).
    When I try to update the firmware via USB drive, the USB drive is not detected by Interface.
     

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    Update to v1.52 to using method 2 or 3 (see the firmware update section of docs.openbuilds.com/interface) - older builds of the Firmware does not know about some server side changes. Do an offline update first - the newer firmware knows how to talk to the new update servers.

    Please contact the store about the USB issue, by creating a new ticket on Support
     

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