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Question #: 14668

Question: how do you connect the power supply to the wall?

Current Solution

Use an extension cord, cut the female end off, strip off the jacket to expose the white (N), black (L) and green (earth ground). Connect the white to the terminal labeled N. Connect the black wire to the L terminal, and connect the green wire to the terminal with the circle and triangular shaped lines (the terminal that has an earth ground symbol).

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  • What wire AWG can I use to connect the power supply 24v 8.3 amps

    Most of our power supplies allow for a 9 amp current draw.

    For the Neutral, Live and earth ground, wire gauge for that level of current is 14 for relatively short cable lengths. Increase the gauge for longer lengths past 25 feet.

    For the DC 24V output terminals to the drivers, 20 gauge is fine. If the power supply is connecting to only one driver, increase the wire gauge to 14.

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    What gage wire should I use from motor to driver

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    What wire AWG can I use to connect the power supply 24v 8.3 amps

  • How do you connect a VFD with R S T to 220 power single phase?

    The below information is for your convenience; however, please seek the guidance of a professional electrician that is experienced with VFDs and electrical motors of this type.

    A VFD (Variable Frequency Drive) for CNC Spindles that have input terminals labeled R, S and T will typically use the R and T for the Black (live) and White (neutral) connections and the PE (protective earth) will connect to ground (green).

    Check this image for reference:
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/images/SpindleWiring-800.JPG

    With the YL600-2S VFD, we have found that the R and S terminals are used where the R is live and S is neutral. Connect the PE to the green ground connection.





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    How do you connect a VFD with R S T to 220 power single phase?

  • What would be your recommendation for "power supply 2 (24vdc)" connecting to USB motion card?

    A 24V connection to the USB motion card is only needed if you are using limit switches (inputs), powering the spindle/VFD speed and direction, and for the outputs, for powering other devices (mist, coolant, etc.).

    If you are using a VFD (Variable Frequency Drive, also called Inverter) for a spindle, they typically have a 24V out terminal that can be used with our USB motion card. If you are not using a spindle/VFD (we highly recommend one), then you will need to purchase a 24v power supply to power that side of the board.

    The outputs mentioned above are to connect to external devices and will require a relay (a mechanical switch that is controlled by a digital signal). This mechanical switch can turn on a device like coolant and mist, or even a router, if you are using one. A relay is required to turn on these devices because the devices are typically higher voltage, like mains (110v or 220v). So, a relay can turn on or off a high voltage device with a lower voltage (24v) signal.

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    What would be your recommendation for "power supply 2 (24vdc)" connecting to USB motion card?

  • HOW DO YOU CONNECT THE INVERTER TO AC?

    Input to VFD:
    240V Active - R
    240V Neutral - S
    Ground - E

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    HOW DO YOU CONNECT THE INVERTER TO AC?

  • The Mach 3 usb board requires an additional 12V power supply. How many amps would you recommend? Would a 1A wall adapter suffice.

    If you are using a spindle with a VFD, there is a 24 volt power supply that will provide the correct power for the V+ and V- on the Mach3 USB. The 12V option is only if you are using the limit switches on that side of the board, but if you are using it to control spindle speed and for the outputs, it's best to use a 24V power supply, or the 24V output on the VFD.

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    The Mach 3 usb board requires an additional 12V power supply. How many amps would you recommend? Would a 1A wall adapter suffice.

  • How do you connect the spindle VFD to the parallel breakout board

    The parallel board contains a relay that is connected to pin #16. You can use this relay as the start/stop by connecting the relay to the FOR and it's related digital GND pin on the VFD.

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    How do you connect the spindle VFD to the parallel breakout board

  • Breakout Board with Relay. What is the USB connection on this board for? Does this board Still require a 5v power supply?

    We generally use the USB to power the interface (breakout board). The current from the computer is sufficient to supply the breakout board.

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    Breakout Board with Relay. What is the USB connection on this board for? Does this board Still require a 5v power supply?

  • HOW TO CONNECT THE INVERTER WALL?

    Input to VFD:
    240V Active - R
    240V Neutral - S
    Ground - E

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    HOW TO CONNECT THE INVERTER WALL?

  • HOW TO KNOW IF THE POWER SUPPLY OF THE LASER TUBE IS DAMAGED

    This video will illustrate how to test for laser power:

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    HOW TO KNOW IF THE POWER SUPPLY OF THE LASER TUBE IS DAMAGED

  • Using a Pokey57 CNC and Mach 4 can you tell me how to connect my laser. The laser has three wires.. Ground - 12V Power and PMW.

    Do you have a TL or a TH for triggering the laser? If you power the digital side of your laser power supply with 12V and tie the gnd with the PWM gnd on the pokeys57CNC controller, you may be able to use the PWM on the pokeys57CNC controller. Before you do this, I would suggest that you contact polabs support (http://support.polabs.com/) and ask them if this is possible.

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    Using a Pokey57 CNC and Mach 4 can you tell me how to connect my laser. The laser has three wires.. Ground - 12V Power and PMW.

  • How do I connect a heated bed to the whiteant

    Connecting a heater bed to the whiteAnt is currently unavailable with our current version electronics, as we have tried to get around that issue here! We do not have the available slot for another thermocouple, so reading the temperature will not be possible for the heater bed. Also doubling the heater bed and extruder is not recommended, in which our current electronics will not be able to work with the additional heater bed.

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    How do I connect a heated bed to the whiteant

  • How do I connect my motor wires to the driver?

    Use the datasheet associated to the motor that you purchased. Use the bipolar parallel configuration to optimum performance. The datasheets are located in their respective motor product pages. Just click on the motion electronics at the left and scroll down to the motor you have and click on the title, or datasheet link next to the motor. The datasheet will either be in the form of a pdf, or within the instructions on that product page.

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    wiring diagram

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    How do I connect my motor wires to the driver?

  • What would be your recommendation for "power supply 2 (24vdc)" connecting to USB motion card? Are there any videos explaining it's connection to the relay coil? (not quite sure what relay coil is)

    A 24V connection to the USB motion card is only needed if you are using limit switches (inputs), powering the spindle/VFD speed and direction, and for the outputs, for powering other devices (mist, coolant, etc.).

    If you are using a VFD (Variable Frequency Drive, also called Inverter) for a spindle, they typically have a 24V out terminal that can be used with our USB motion card. If you are not using a spindle/VFD (we highly recommend one), then you will need to purchase a 24v power supply to power that side of the board.

    The outputs mentioned above are to connect to external devices and will require a relay (a mechanical switch that is controlled by a digital signal). This mechanical switch can turn on a device like coolant and mist, or even a router, if you are using one. A relay is required to turn on these devices because the devices are typically higher voltage, like mains (110v or 220v). So, a relay can turn on or off a high voltage device with a lower voltage (24v) signal.

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    What would be your recommendation for "power supply 2 (24vdc)" connecting to USB motion card? Are there any videos explaining it's connection to the relay coil? (not quite sure what relay coil is)

  • I connected the electronics (for 2 x 4 feet) that I ordered from you. But how do I check if I connected all the wiring properly. There is neither any light on motor drivers nor on breakout board. And the motor shaft also does not move before and after the power supply is given.
  • How many drivers can you hook up to your 36v power supply? Want to add a 4th axis.

    You can add a 4th driver to the 36v power supply to support a 4th axis.

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    How many drivers can you hook up to your 36v power supply? Want to add a 4th axis.

  • I bought a 36V power supply through you, and when I connected it to the wall outlet, it measures in the mid to high 70 Volt range. I then bought one on-line, and got the same result. When I test the line voltage, it reads 111V, so I believe the multimeter is working properly. What am I doing wrong?

    We recommend using an extension cord, or some other 3 conductor power cable, that is at least 16 AWG. Cut the end of the cable off, and then strip to expose the three wires, typically white, black and green. Connect the black to L (called Live), white no N (called Nuetral), and green to the 3rd place from the right, that has the three line symbol for Ground. Our supply has a red switch on the side. When looking at the terminals, it will be on the right hand side of the supply. make sure that you have selected the proper input voltage with this switch. Either 220v (used mainly overseas) or 115V (for typical North American power)

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    I bought a 36V power supply through you, and when I connected it to the wall outlet, it measures in the mid to high 70 Volt range. I then bought one on-line, and got the same result. When I test the line voltage, it reads 111V, so I believe the multimeter is working properly. What am I doing wrong?

  • HOW DO I CONNECT A TOUCH PLATE TO THE BREAKOUT BOARD?

    The instructions on how to do this are found here, in these two videos, http://buildyourcnc.com/PrimeronHomingandLimitSwitches.aspx

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    HOW DO I CONNECT A TOUCH PLATE TO THE BREAKOUT BOARD?

  • HOW CAN WE IDENTIFY THE INPUT VOLTAGE OF LASER POWER SUPPLY

    The laser power supply will have a marking on the main coil as to the input voltage. The main coil is the large block inside of the power supply that connects to the high tension line.

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    HOW CAN WE IDENTIFY THE INPUT VOLTAGE OF LASER POWER SUPPLY

  • my laser power supply has quit again how can I contact you?

    I'm very sorry to hear that your laser power is not working. Did you check to see if the problem is actually with the laser tube? The laser tube has a finite number of hours of running time and this may be exhausted. We can send another power supply right away once we confirm that the problem is the power supply.

    At the bottom of the page, you will see a link "Contact Us". The email link for customer service is there. http://www.buildyourcnc.com/contactus.aspx. Contact us and we will assist you with the power supply and/or send you a new one to replace yours.

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    my laser power supply has quit again how can I contact you?

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