Brand new to CNC and getting my feet wet with a very basic 3018. Built and it runs using GBRL Control on a PC, now moved to its’ final resting place on a MacBook Pro. I did notice that using GBRL the Spindle did not want to fire up if the speed was at 10,000, if I dropped this to 2,000 it run fine and I could then speed it up to the 10,000 max as shown. Never really convinced it was running at that speed as there was no noticeable change above 7,000 but anyway, it ran. I never carved with it on the PC.
Now, set up Easel, I am almost at the end of my Free ‘Pro’ experience and as yet not done anything as such. When in Machine Set-Up and testing I can move in all Axis, no issues. Select Automatic for the Spindle and when I press Test, it blips, spins and stops. The power to the board looks like it drops as the LEDs, turn off, momentarily. The LEDs come back on, all axis will move again but no Spindle running.
As the Spindle ran on the PC, under GBRL but not at full speed initially, I wonder if there is a way to start the Spindle at maybe 2,000, then ramp it up? My logic says it is drawing too much power at 10,000 and trips out the supply but at 2,000 it handled it. Does that make sense?
Where do I find the speed control for the Spindle start up speeds?
Would love to achieve something in the next day or so.