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5 Axis CNC Interface Adapter Parallel Breakout Board For Stepper Motor Drivers

5 Axis CNC Interface Adapter Parallel Breakout Board For Stepper Motor Drivers

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This Parallel Port Breakout board allows a computer's parallel port to control all the signals needed for controlling stepper motors on a 5 axis CNC machine.  5 inputs allow for limit switches or e-stop switches.  This board can be used on any PC with a parallel port, or it can be used with the Raspberry Pi Parallel Hat on a Raspberry Pi.  

The 3D printable mount is available here: Pi Parallel Hat and Breakout Board Stand v8


Product description:

  • Size : Approx 90*61*15mm

  • Cable Length : Approx 50cm

  • Weight : Approx 85g (3oz)

Features :

  • Full support for MACH3 on Windows and Linux CNC (PC or Raspberry Pi). Both utilize the parallel port control.

  • USB power supply and peripherals powered phase separation to protect computer security.  

  • Peripheral wide voltage input,12-24V.

  • All of the input signals are opto-isolated. 

  • Output port P17 controls the relay.  This is most commonly used for spindle on/off.  Please be careful when turning DC power on and off and use an external diode to reduce inductive kickback voltage.

  • Output port P1 port controls the PWM output to the spindle.  This is most commonly used with a VFD.

  • With 17 available controllable signals, a 5-axis machine with stepper motors can be controlled.

  • Each output is a buffer that can be used as common cathode or common anode at 5V to control the opto-couplers on the stepper drivers. 

Package included:

  • 1 x 5 Axis Breakout Board (No manual)
  • 1 x USB Cable
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