In this installment we are going to wire some DB9 connectors to the motor connectors on the controller.  Later these will be attached to the rear panel of the enclosure and act as jacks for our motor plugs.

Please note that this step should be skipped for the G540 controller, as it already has DB9 connectors.  

 

Prep Wires

You will need four 15" 4-conductor cables.

Strip about 1-1/2" of the outer insulation from each end of the cable.

Strip about 1/4" of the insulation from each of the 4 wires from both ends of the cable.

 

Attach DB9 Connector

Solder the wires to a DB9 female connector as shown here.

Red=Pin6

Black=Pin7

Yellow=Pin8

Blue=Pin9

 

Connect to Controller

Connect the wires to the controllers connector as shown here.

Plug the connector into the controller.

 

Testing the Connectors

At this point you should be able to test the actual controller by hooking up a parallel port to the controller and loading your controller software.

Please note that the G540 will need a jumper connected between the negative power source and the Estop pin, as shown here.