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    Exactly! If I buy another machine I don't think...

    Exactly! If I buy another machine I don't think it is going to be entry-level.

    So it'll only cost me $32 to get a replacement power supply off Amazon from the OE supplier, however they do only...
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    Okay I scoped both the 24V and 24P referencing...

    Okay I scoped both the 24V and 24P referencing the 0V and 0L and both were very similar. I have something like 20-35mV RMS but if I measure Vpp I am getting a few hundred mV. Then, when I engage...
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    Yeah... I'm thinking if I ever buy anything FANUC...

    Yeah... I'm thinking if I ever buy anything FANUC again it is going to be of the 31i or 32i variety.

    I hate to say it but I may end up with a Robodrill after I repair this machine. I want a...
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    Thing is, it is 63 pages long!

    Thing is, it is 63 pages long!
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    Does anyone have a good way to host a .PDF? I...

    Does anyone have a good way to host a .PDF? I suppose I could use a Dropbox link but don't want to post that publicly. It'd be nice if anyone finding this later could access it but... I've sent it...
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    I started the onboarding process about five weeks...

    I started the onboarding process about five weeks ago and haven't heard anything back from them. I have started to use them for supplies since their cut aluminum pricing is actually really good for...
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    I always weld aluminum hot and fast - I rarely...

    I always weld aluminum hot and fast - I rarely stack dimes, always more flattened. Makes a good weld but won't win beauty contests. The smut you see there is some crap that floated up out of the...
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    Yeah for before the PP.

    Yeah for before the PP.
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    Best I can figure the 5V is generated on the main...

    Best I can figure the 5V is generated on the main board's power supply sub board or on the main PCB itself. I can't find any TTL (3.3V) signals anywhere so I think those stay on their respective...
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    So I traced everything I could and as far as I...

    So I traced everything I could and as far as I can tell, there is only one source of 24V DC power in the machine, and that is a 24V DC Switching power supply.

    I can try to scan a few pages of the...
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    It is a sub panel so it has its own safety...

    It is a sub panel so it has its own safety grounding rods but the equipment ground is not bonded to neutral until back at the main supply at the house as required by code.

    I found a few really...
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    So I sent off my first consulting project...

    So I sent off my first consulting project estimation earlier this week. I'm starting at the low side for on-site pricing, but basically I figure I need to be making what I "could" be making with my...
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    Okay, so I got my transformer in... still waiting...

    Okay, so I got my transformer in... still waiting on that power board. I actually have orders waiting at this point but not enough $ to justify getting a tech on site.

    Here is the transformer...
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    Did you talk to Yamazen?

    Did you talk to Yamazen?
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    The power is sent from the main PCB in the back...

    The power is sent from the main PCB in the back to somewhere in the cabinet with all the relays and breakers, and split from there into the different places including the CRT. So there is one cable...
  16. First thing I'd do is check the capacitors.

    First thing I'd do is check the capacitors.
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    I was going to head over since I would be in the...

    I was going to head over since I would be in the area anyways, mostly just to stop by a few booths and say "hi" to some guys I knew would be there. I ended up getting sidetracked, though.
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    Harvey Tool has pretty reasonable prices on their...

    Harvey Tool has pretty reasonable prices on their saws - I was surprised that their solid carbides are usually cheaper than the brazed saws we got from other suppliers.

    I'm glad I saw this thread...
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    If you've got a laptop with a 3.5mm microphone...

    If you've got a laptop with a 3.5mm microphone input you can actually solder together a quick protective circuit using a few cents worth of diodes and use free oscilloscope software instead of buying...
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    Can you reload it with the 7-segment LED and...

    Can you reload it with the 7-segment LED and rotary switch/pushbutton directly in the control cabinet? I just had to learn to do that today on my 0i LOL...
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    That's my theory, and the tech agreed. I am...

    That's my theory, and the tech agreed. I am waiting on Amazon (damn I miss Radio Shack) to deliver the last few capacitors I need to chase that down.
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    Okay I've got it figured out. I can pick up what...

    Okay I've got it figured out. I can pick up what I'd need for like $80 shipped off eBay. 1.5kVa 240V PW, 24V SW which will bring me down to 216V and be enough to run my current machine (no pun...
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    So this morning I replaced another cap on the...

    So this morning I replaced another cap on the main board's power supply sub-board and fired her up and it seemed to work, then after a few minutes I turned on the work light and disengaged the e-stop...
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    The phase perfect outputs delta at the same...

    The phase perfect outputs delta at the same voltage as the input so I think transforming on the input is the way to go. I've got my electrician coming by to take a look and there is a local place...
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    So the tech came by today and I have a power...

    So the tech came by today and I have a power supply for the main board on order (actually I had preemptively ordered it; I found one for $140 shipped!), and I've got some capacitors on order to...
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