Post by irishwoodworker on May 9, 2021 14:39:16 GMT -5
On my AR8Pro, the banana clip plug was on the side of the left side gantry and I just had a rare earth magnet that I attached to same so that the hockey puck just moved along with the gantry. On my new AR16 Elite, the plug is on the side of the Z Servo housing cover and if I leave the hockey puck attached, where should I put my rare earth magnet on which to hang the puck? if I attach it to the Z Servo housing cover, the wire is dangling down on the table during operation. If I attach it to the left side gantry or the coolant cover, the wire can get hooked as the gantry goes in +X travel. Should I just plug it in when I am doing 'toolset' and then remove it? The EE in me says that plugging and unplugging may eventually degrade the contact surfaces, but maybe that's not a serious likelihood. Any thoughts very welcome. Thanks
Post by irishwoodworker on May 10, 2021 15:34:04 GMT -5
Thanks, Kristy. The rare earth magnet I put on the z-axis cover is essentially a 'bracket' for the puck. The screw in the bottom of the puck is a ferrous metal and so attaches to the magnet. I was a bit concerned about constantly putting the banana clip into it's socket as I've seen posts where it got loose over time and then bits get broken when there is no continuity. I guess I'll live with it. Is there a design reason, the plug cannot be located similarly to the AR8Pro+? That was extremely convenient and completely out of the way of the spindle head.