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Anyone Use CNC4Newbie Ultimate Upgrade Kit - Need Help

I recently put together the CNC4Newbie Ultimate Upgrade Kit with 269oz motors. I tried to install the motors utilizing the wires that came with the original X-Carve motors, but the wire colors between the two motors are different. Any wiring advice anyone may have would be greatly appreciated as I now have a very expensive paperweight.

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To identify which 2 and 2 wires that form one pair use a voltmeter, probe for continuity. The two wires that form one pair will conduct, the other two is the other pair.

Connect the first pair, next to eachother and the other pair in the two remaining slots.
If the Z-stepper move in the wrong direction swap any one wire pair around.

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Thank you, I got the motors wired correctly.

New issue though. When I run the machine set-up wizard, the machine will go through the homing process correctly, however, all motors stop working as soon as homing is complete.

Open Easel-Machine Inspector (CTRL+SHIFT+D)
Does it display an alarm state?

When homing the sequence is as follows:

  • Tap Z-switch once, pull off 1mm then tap again at a slower rate (= double tap)
  • Tap X & Y once, pull off and tap 2nd time

If these steps are completed you will be able to jog around/carve.
If these steps are not completed an alarm state will present.

Hi Greg,
I too am seriously thinking about the Ultimate Upgrade Kit. Would you be so kind to share any other issues I should be concerned about?