Last Tuesday I was in my shop and heard a “pop” sound in the area of my xxl and heard the dewalt router slowing down in rpms but the machine kept moving. I have been buying up parts and components to upgrade to a 1.5kw water cooled spindle (Gpenny 1.5kw spindle huanyang vfd, cw3000 chiller, a wider drag chain etc…) but was waiting for some down time to do the install. That night I ran to lowes and home depot but they were both out of the dewalt and makita routers. I figured I may as well install the new spindle! I started by running a dedicated 220v outlet for the vfd and the water chiller. Got all of that hooked up, then the 16/4 wire from the vfd to the spindle making sure pin 4 is definitely ground and also checked to make sure pin 4 was ground to the body of the spindle. I checked the parameters from luke and Julien’s guides to get the vfd set up. All this being said, I flipped the breaker, and started running different spindle speeds but after a few clicks it would disconnect. I didnt think much about it and started running gcode and it would get maybe 30 seconds to a minute ish, it was totally random, and would keep disconnecting. I reached out to poor Luke Bonathan who tried to help me with our foreign working lol and better yet my ignorance to answering his questions. Basically what we discussed is I was running 2 hots and a ground with no neutral. I went to home depot and got a whole new outlet with 2 hots, 1 neutral and 1 ground to try and mediate my disconnects, well 50 dollars later and an entire day wasted, I’m still af square one… I did run the program with the vfd OFF and it ran just fine.
I’m sure I left some things out as I’m super frazzled, have orders getting further and further behind, I also ordered a replacement dewalt router as an absolute last resort… I am literally willing to give a 20 dollar venmo or whatever to who can figure this out for me🙏