7i96 card may have bad Module Descriptor 4
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Thanks for your help in advance. I have a great time pulling my hair out over this conversion from router to plasma and greatly appreciate all that the many of the forum members do!
4 stepgens (probably has PWM on the 5th stepgen) and you asked
to enable 5 stepgens.
If the system works as far as showing motion on the screen
and the Z axis is wired properly, its likely an issue with the
drive, drive wiring or 7I96 step/dir output
If its just a bad step/dir output on the 7I96, this is reparable
hickory43 wrote: I have tried to change the configuration from 5 steppers to 4 steppers and a PWM but apparently unsuccessfully. In terms of wiring, I believe that I have things wired correctly, but I have a question, the stepper connections only require two wires, one for step and one for direction, is this correct? Is there a way for me to test the integrity of the # 4 module? I appreciate the quick response.
In addition to step and direction you need ground or 5V depending on the drive
The module 4 error means you have a hal file issue where you are asking for more stepgens
than the firmware has available (you probably have a "num_stepgens=5" statement in your
hal file but have firmware loaded tha has only 4 stepgens and a pwmgen)