Author Topic: PMDX-424, constant PC connection required?  (Read 1791 times)

OddDuck

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PMDX-424, constant PC connection required?
« on: October 29, 2023, 07:27:30 PM »
Hello,

Apologies for the basic question. I am looking to build my first CNC and was hoping to get some clarification on how the PMDX-424 functions.

Does the PC need to stay connected to the board while running G-code or can it be disconnected after the code has been loaded?

Thanks in advance!

-Ed

Steve Stallings

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Re: PMDX-424, constant PC connection required?
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2023, 10:02:06 PM »
The PC needs to remain connected to the board during the process of running the G-code because it is Mach4 software that is feeding the motion commands in small bits to the PMDX-424.

The PC does not need to be, and probably should not be, connected to the Internet while running Mach4.
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Re: PMDX-424, constant PC connection required?
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2023, 11:00:32 PM »
Gotcha, that makes sense. Thanks for the clarification Steve!