Instructions

Instructions for assembling and wiring your kits.

Before you attempt to assemble your kit please read all of these before continuing:

  1. Mains AC power can Kill or seriously injure you and those around you
  2. Do Not connect your power cable to power while assembling/repairing your equipment
  3. Do not connect your parallel cable (D-SUB25) to your PC while assembling/repairing your equipment
  4. Do not have your kit powered on when: Adding or removing components,Connecting or disconnecting cables,Changing dip switch settings, or,Carrying out any other work or maintenance on your equipment. 
  5. Not following the correct start up process may damage all equipment involved (particularly your PC’s main board and your driver/breakout board) if not followed.
    a.  Make sure both the PC and your CNC Power Supplies are turned off before you connect the Parallel cableb.  Boot up your PC, login and open Mach3 or other controller softwarec.  Turn on your CNC Power Suppliesd.  Click on “Reset” (should be flashing) in Mach3 
  6. Read instructions through to the end of each section before physically beginning a procedure. 
  7. If in doubt, post on our Facebook wall, we will get back to you as soon as possible. 
  8. The manufactures CD’s are not created by Hobby CNC Australia but are created by the HY electronics company. Hobby CNC Australia no longer supplies these CD’s with it’s kits and does not recommend you follow any instructions or use any software on the CDs as they a riddled with errors and incorrect information. Please only use the instructions from this site and software you have down loaded from reputable sites. No additional drivers other than Mach3 and standard Windows drivers are required to make our kits work. 
  9. Electronics kits will require Mach3 or some other form of controller software to run. To download Mach3 click here to be taken to ArtSoft’s Mach3 Support Site. The trial version is free with no expiry but is limited to 500 lines of G-Code