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Question #: 15036

Question: [Mach3 USB Interface Board] Is it possible to run board on usb power

Current Solution

Yes. You don't need to power the board with 24V. The controller will work with only a USB connection to the computer. However, the Input and output terminals (IN1-4 and OUT1-4) will not work without at least 12V on the DCM and 24V terminals.

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  • Is it possible to add proximity sensors with your USB Controller Board

    Yes, proximity sensors work similarly to limit switches. There are three connections that connect to the signal (input terminal) and two power connections that is connected to the 24V power supply that supplies the Mach3 USB controller. I have only tested NPN proximity switches with that controller in NO (normally open mode).

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    Is it possible to add proximity sensors with your USB Controller Board

  • I am wiring my breakout board and it has a USB port on it. Is the USB port there to supply the 5 volt power to it?

    For our parallel breakout board (https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/electronicsAndMotors-parallel-breakout-relay#prettyPhoto/2/) the schematic will show the connections going from the BB to the drivers. The parallel breakout board uses the 25 pin parallel connection to communicate from the computer to drivers, and the USB is used to power the main-board itself, supplying 5V.

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    I am wiring my breakout board and it has a USB port on it. Is the USB port there to supply the 5 volt power to it?

  • [575] It is possible to use Modbus MPG with your card or it is only hardware mpg allowed?

    You can use a USB, RS232, RS485 (modbus), wireless, or hardwired MPG or Pendant with this controller. I personally use a wireless pendant with this controller without a problem.

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    [575] It is possible to use Modbus MPG with your card or it is only hardware mpg allowed?

  • Using your USB control board, is it possible to install and use a Z axis touch plate? If yes, what board connections would it be installed to?

    The instructions on how to use a plate for z-axis homing (moveable sensor) can be found here:

    http://www.planet-cnc.com/faq/moveable_sensor/

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    Using your USB control board, is it possible to install and use a Z axis touch plate? If yes, what board connections would it be installed to?

  • Hi, is it possible to operate red USB controller with Mach4? What plugins do I need? Thank you.

    No, the red mach3 USB controller will only work with mach3, you will need the pokeys57cnc. This controller will work with mach3 or mach4.
    Here is a link:
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/electronicsAndMotors-electronic-component-breakout-Mach4-mach3-USB-ethernet-Board

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    Hi, is it possible to operate red USB controller with Mach4? What plugins do I need? Thank you.

  • IS IT POSSIBLE TO MOUNT THE NEW EXTRUDER WHITEANT?

    Mounting the extruder to the whiteAnt can be done a couple of ways. One is to take the 4 mounting holes located at the lower portion of the z-axis rail support and use long screws protruding out. Take a thinner material and drill the four holes matching the locations of the 4 screws and screw on nuts to hold it in place. The other option would be to use the metal bracket and fasten to the edge of the rail support.

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    IS IT POSSIBLE TO MOUNT THE NEW EXTRUDER WHITEANT?

  • 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?

  • The breakout board receives 5v power from the USB port and from my computer's USB or does it need to come from a 5v adapter?

    The breakout board receives 5v power from the USB. There is no need for an external 5v power adapter.

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    The breakout board receives 5v power from the USB port and from my computer's USB or does it need to come from a 5v adapter?

  • [575] Does this board support indexing on mach3 turn? Planning to use it on a lathe and will do threading jobs

    You have the ability to designate the 4th axis, commonly known as the A-axis, for rotary indexing operations when using a Mach3 USB controller.

    To achieve this in Mach3, you'll need to:

    Open the Mach3 software.
    Navigate to "Config" and then to "Ports and Pins."
    Go to the "Motor Outputs" tab.
    Enable the A-axis and assign the respective Step and Direction pins.
    Save your settings and exit the "Ports and Pins" dialog.
    To calibrate the A-axis, go to "Settings" and use the "Set Steps Per Unit" option.

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    [575] Does this board support indexing on mach3 turn? Planning to use it on a lathe and will do threading jobs

  • SIGNAL AND 5V POWER WIRING DIAGRAM FOR RELAY USB BR ABOUT BOARD.

    Here is the wiring diagram for the MAch3 USB breakout board:
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/Documents/Electric%20Wiring%20Diagram.pdf

    You will need 24 volt relays for the output on that board since that side of the board requires 24 volt power at the V+ and V-

    Customer Response:
    My inquiry is for the Planet CNC USB and 5v relays.
    I am 99% finished with my 2 axis lathe build and this is the last item for me to conquer.
    I want to control power to router, and vacuum with the BOB going through the 5V relays purchased on this site.
    Thanks again.

    Using the Mist, spindle or flood pins...

    Buildyourcnc response:
    There is an IN, GND and 5V for the digital side to engage the relay. There is an S, O and P for the power line of the device to be controlled.

    The 5V and GND must be connected to the 5V and GND from the USB board. The IN is the wire from the output terminal (i.e. mist, flood, spindle).

    For the power side, here are the scenarios:
    - P to O connection is normally open
    - P to S connection is normally closed

    So, if you have the power wire that would plug into the wall, the L "black" wire from the power cord will pass through this part of the circuit (cutting the wire and one end in the P terminal and the other end in the O or S terminal). Generally, the P to O is used as this connection is normally open and when the relay is engaged, the circuit will close allowing the current to flow through that wire.

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    SIGNAL AND 5V POWER WIRING DIAGRAM FOR RELAY USB BR ABOUT BOARD.

  • [575] Although i have licensed mach, when i use that particular board it seems to run only 500 lines of code, how can i fix that? i

    You should not have a problem with using this controller and having more than 500 lines of GCode. The 500-lines limitation is specific to licensing. Make sure that the Mach3 that you are using does not show "Demo" at the top of the screen. You can also confirm this in the help->about. If you are using a license that was purchased through this website, or from Machsupport.com, you should be fine.

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    i have a licence but mach 3 not work above the 500 lines

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    [575] Although i have licensed mach, when i use that particular board it seems to run only 500 lines of code, how can i fix that? i

  • Is it possible to manage USB Controller (Breakout) from my own (custom) Windows application? Is there a driver API or smth for that?

    We could not guarantee, nor say, whether or not your current software would be able to utilize the USB breakout board. Our USB breakout board is designed for use with Planet CNC software found here, http://www.planet-cnc.com/index.php?page=software

    As far as we know, this is the only CNC Controller software that operates on a USB breakout controller.

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    Is it possible to manage USB Controller (Breakout) from my own (custom) Windows application? Is there a driver API or smth for that?

  • [65] So do you need a 24 volt power supply on the USB breakout board or can you use the 5 volt side ?

    To use the inputs and outputs on the MAch3 USB controller, you will need at least a 12 VDC power supply inte 24V terminal (V+) and the DCM terminal (V-). The common lead of the limit switch will be connected to DCM (V-) and the NO (Normally Open ) lead of the limit switch will be connected to the Input of your choice (IN1 - IN4).

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    [65] So do you need a 24 volt power supply on the USB breakout board or can you use the 5 volt side ?

  • [575] Hello. Does this USB interface board thc? I have the proma 150.

    I do not recommend using the Mach3 USB controller to be used with a torch height controller. There are only 4 inputs on the Mach3 USB controller. We have tried to interface a Proma THC to this board without success; however, we did not exhaust all possibilities.

    I would recommend the Pokeys57CNC controller to connect the Proma THC as I have interfaced these two before and they work well together.
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/electronicsAndMotors-electronic-component-breakout-Mach4-mach3-USB-ethernet-Board

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    [575] Hello. Does this USB interface board thc? I have the proma 150.

  • Signal and 5v power wiring diagram for 5v relay and USB Br about board.

    Here is the wiring diagram for the MAch3 USB breakout board:
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/Documents/Electric%20Wiring%20Diagram.pdf

    You will need 24 volt relays for the output on that board since that side of the board requires 24 volt power at the V+ and V-

    Customer Response:
    My inquiry is for the Planet CNC USB and 5v relays.
    I am 99% finished with my 2 axis lathe build and this is the last item for me to conquer.
    I want to control power to router, and vacuum with the BOB going through the 5V relays purchased on this site.
    Thanks again.

    Using the Mist, spindle or flood pins...

    Buildyourcnc response:
    There is an IN, GND and 5V for the digital side to engage the relay. There is an S, O and P for the power line of the device to be controlled.

    The 5V and GND must be connected to the 5V and GND from the USB board. The IN is the wire from the output terminal (i.e. mist, flood, spindle).

    For the power side, here are the scenarios:
    - P to O connection is normally open
    - P to S connection is normally closed

    So, if you have the power wire that would plug into the wall, the L "black" wire from the power cord will pass through this part of the circuit (cutting the wire and one end in the P terminal and the other end in the O or S terminal). Generally, the P to O is used as this connection is normally open and when the relay is engaged, the circuit will close allowing the current to flow through that wire.

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    Signal and 5v power wiring diagram for 5v relay and USB Br about board.

  • [575] does the mach3 usb interface board support the M11/M10 command set?

    The Mach3 USB controller will work with M3/M4/M5 or M7/M8/M9 combinations. M10/M11 is not available with the controller.

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    [575] does the mach3 usb interface board support the M11/M10 command set?

  • [575] Will the Mach3 USB interface board support other software such as Easel?

    The Mach3 USB controller is specifically engineered to integrate seamlessly with Mach3's CNC control software. Easel, on the other hand, offers an all-in-one CAD/CAM solution along with machine control capabilities. While Easel can output standard G-code compatible with industry-standard post-processors, it can serve as a design tool when used in conjunction with Mach3 but not as the machine control software.

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    [575] Will the Mach3 USB interface board support other software such as Easel?

  • How can I to connect a signal to turn on a mist in a USB board? Thank you

    You will need a 24V relay to control mist using the Mach3 USB breakout board. The wiring diagram (link below) will show one of the output terminals (O1, O2, O3 or O4) connected to one of the leads of the relay. The other lead is connected to the V+ to complete the circuit. The other part of the relay is used as a switch to control the mist on/off.

    Wiring diagram: https://www.buildyourcnc.com/Documents/Electric%20Wiring%20Diagram.pdf

    Mach3 USB Breakout Board for CNC Routers: https://buildyourcnc.com/item/electronicsAndMotors-electronic-component-breakout-Mach3-USB-Board

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    How can I to connect a signal to turn on a mist in a USB board? Thank you

  • Can you tell me the correct way to wire tool probe on your Mach3 USB board?

    Please not using output 3 & 4 Termials on board as manual states dose not work!

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    Can you tell me the correct way to wire tool probe on your Mach3 USB board?

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