So I received the new homing swithes that where missing in my Zplus kit, and I ran into a few new issues. Some caused by lack of documentation, some because the nice people of Carbide managed to also mess up the shipment that should have gotten me the missing parts. In stead of shipping the missing drag chain kit they send another switch mounting kit, of which I now have 3 ok firstworldproblems, but annoying.
I assume one of the drag chain brackets is the trigger for X axis proximity switch. As i miss the bracket the machine crashed into the side… can someone share a picture and dimensions of this bracket, so I can make something up for now so I don’t have to wait another week for a package…) so a picture like this;
At first I connected the electronics like this;
Assuming the P is for probe (I plugged in the touch probe) and the F is for Fan.
But when you connect the machine like this carbide motion will stay on “BUSY” forever. Only when I unplugged the probe and fan I could connect.
- should I still use the “reserved” pin for the touch probe ?
- do I need to connect my housing fan (new board, old housing with plastic top/bottom) or will it be cool enough without it?
Something else, when I fooled the machine during initialization with an old piece of metal on the X switch, I sometimes get this error,
what is meant by “pull of didn’t clear” ?
And finally, the Y mounting bracket does not fit on the old 2016 shapeoko, you need to file off a bit of plastic to get clearance from the vwheel, and use longer bolts with nuts (the ones from the old mechanical switch brackets fit ok.