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General Questions / Re: What information do we have on these boards?
« Last post by Zax on July 20, 2021, 08:52:16 AM »
The defaults are what you want:
Microprocessor = Nano
Postprocessor = Grbl

The configure Eleks Mana menu is only applicable to the Eleks 0.9j firmware and only necessary if you need CoreXY or Servo (which 99% of people do not).
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General Questions / Re: What information do we have on these boards?
« Last post by just_doug on July 17, 2021, 03:19:25 PM »
Thanks Zax, GGallant.  Someone on the FB group thought it was a Laseraxe board and had similar problems, suggested switching to an EleksMana SE.  So, we ordered three Eleksmana SE 3.2 boards, one for each machine (two of these AnnoyTool boards and my old mana clone, which we bricked, long story) As to the rez and granularity, it came with software called "LaserEngraver 3.0" which did run the lasers but the results were always crap.  Received one board yesterday, replaced the 0.9 with 1.1e and its all good. Not sure which processor I was suppose to select, I chose the nano, T2 self configured to the Mega. As far as post processor and the configure Eleks menu I just ignored them.  Any recommendations of settings for best control and data flow would be appreciated.
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General Questions / Re: What information do we have on these boards?
« Last post by Zax on July 02, 2021, 04:17:59 AM »
The 0-1000 or 0-255 make no difference to the output, it's still an 8-bit PWM so 0-255 no matter what input value is used. Resolution or granularity of the signal doesn't change.

You can use 0-1000 or any max number you like within reason on any firmware by changing the Grbl parameter ($30).

The difference with the high frequency firmware is it uses a 7.8kHz PWM instead of the usual 1.0kHz, so you get a much shorter pulse width that repeats much more often.

I would get a replacement Nano and swap it out, that may resolve your issues.
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General Questions / Re: What information do we have on these boards?
« Last post by ggallant571 on July 01, 2021, 08:50:00 AM »
I gave up on the F and went back to the E versions. Should you resolve the issues please post.
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General Questions / What information do we have on these boards?
« Last post by just_doug on July 01, 2021, 05:01:08 AM »
This came with GRBL 1.1f and the laser would not fire with T2 until I flashed it with 1.1jf High Freq PWM.  It seems to want the 0 - 1000 power settings.  It also crashes a lot.  When it isnít crashing it dumps artifacts into the image. Lol.
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T2 Engraving / Re: Laser quit burning
« Last post by ggallant571 on June 22, 2021, 11:58:45 AM »
My 2.5W started failing (3 years) and I changed to a fixed focus 5.5W. Month later I bought a replacement 2.5. Used the power supply that came with the 5.5W module. Turns out the old 2.5W still works as expected, just seems to consume more current than the new one. The old 5A supply does not supply enough current to burn with any of the 3 diodes.
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T2 Engraving / Re: Laser quit burning
« Last post by Grossarosa2 on June 17, 2021, 02:09:23 PM »
Thanks Zax, you are always a big help. Appreciate the assist.  It is a 2 pin - I think I'm going to step up to a bigger laser.
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T2 Engraving / Re: Laser quit burning
« Last post by Zax on June 15, 2021, 05:10:10 AM »
Does the control board have a 3-pin laser output?

The older 2-pin does not have a TTL signal which is required for most laser modules, so either you can manually wire it to D11 on the Nano or get a replacement controller as well as a new laser module. The controllers are cheap and then you would have spare stepper drivers.
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T2 Engraving / Re: Laser quit burning
« Last post by Grossarosa2 on June 14, 2021, 11:14:25 AM »
To add a little more detail,  the cable to the motherboard is a 2 pin plug that goes to a control box, them 4 wires to the laser head.  Which is the dilemma in getting a replacement.
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General Discussion / Re: Wish me luck!!!
« Last post by kibodwin on June 13, 2021, 10:53:54 AM »
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3401855
Very nice, if I havd the time and energy to upgrade to this I would...!!!

also, good luck!!

=)
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