Wire TB6560 Controller to Power supply

Connecting the TB6560 board to the Power supply

The TB6560 driver board requires a 12v to 36v DC power to supply to run. Unlike breakout boards this particular
board can run off whatever voltage is running the Stepper motors and doesn’t require it’s own 5v supply.
Voltage should not exceed 36v DC as it will damage the board.


AC Mains Power can kill or seriously injure

DO NOT plug in your equipment while you are working on it

Never make changes to your board while it is powered up as it will permanently damage it

Parts Required

Supplied Parts

1 x Mounted Power Supply

1 x Mounted TB6560 driver board

2 x Fork terminal

1 x Terminal block 2 wire

1 x DC Wiring set

Parts to be sourced

No additional parts required.

Recommended tools

Wire stripper

Wire cutter

Crimping tool

Philips head screwdriver

Flat head screwdriver (small)

Soldering iron (optional)

Parts Overview

TB6560 Driver board

  1. Pin 1 – Relay 12/36v DC + in
  2. Pin 2 – 12/36v DC –
  3. Pin 3 – Relay 12/36v DC + out
  4. Pin 4 – Z Axis A+ out
  5. Pin 5 – Z Axis A- out
  6. Pin 6 – Z Axis B+ out
  7. Pin 7 – Z Axis B- out
  8. Pin 8 – Y Axis A+ out
  9. Pin 9 – Y Axis A- out
  10. Pin 10 – Y Axis B+ out
  11. Pin 11 – Y Axis B- out
  12. Pin 12 – X Axis A+ out
  13. Pin 13 – X Axis A- out
  14. Pin 14 – X Axis B+ out
  15. Pin 15 – X Axis B- out
  16. Pin 16 – 12/36v DC – in
  17. Pin 17 – 12/36v DC + in
  18. Dipswitch bank 1 – X axis setting
    1. SW1 – Current setting
    2. SW2 – Current setting
    3. SW3 – Decay mode setting
    4. SW4 – Decay mode setting
    5. SW5 – Microstep Setting
    6. SW6 – Microstep Setting
  19. Dipswitch bank 2 – Y axis setting
    1. As per bank 1
  20. Dipswitch bank 3 – Z axis setting
    1. As per bank 1
  21. Emergency stop and limit switch connector
    1. Pin 1 – X Limit (configurable)
    2. Pin 2 – Y Limit (configurable)
    3. Pin 3 – X Limit (configurable)
    4. Pin 4 – E-Stop (configurable)
    5. Pin 5 – Ground (common ground for all pins)
  22. Display panel connector
  23. D-Sub 15 – Jog pendant Input connector
  24. D-Sub 25 – Parallel cable/PC input connector
  25. Axis activity LEDs
  26. TBA
  27. Cooling fan and Heat sink

Power Supply

  1. Terminal 1 – 24v DC + Out
  2. Terminal 2 – 24v DC + Out
  3. Terminal 3 – 24v DC + Out
  4. Terminal 4 – 24v DC – Out
  5. Terminal 5 – 24v DC – Out
  6. Terminal 6 – 24v DC – Out
  7. Terminal 7 – 240v AC Earth – In
  8. Terminal 8 – 240v AC Neutral – In
  9. Terminal 9 – 240v AC Live – In
  10. Power LED
  11. Minor voltage adjuster
  12. Power Supply input voltage selector 240v AC or 110v AC
  13. Cooling fan exhaust port

Assembly/Installation process

Make sure your power is not on, unplug the lead from the wall socket.

Roll out your DC wire kit so it is flat. Make sure you have a Positive (Red) and a Negative
(black) wire. It is highly recommended you use the correct wire colour for each step,
this will avoid confusion at a letter stage. Strip the insulation off each of the wires
back 6mm (approx) and give each wire a twist to bind all the loose fibers together.

The next step is to connect the stripped wires to the 2 wire terminal block. Use a
small flat head screwdriver to loosen the 2 screws on top of the block, as you loosen
the screws you might notice the terminals inside are not opening. This is because they
are spring loaded, push down with screwdriver and you should see them open. Place
the block in front of you with the screws facing upward, the connector pins should be
pointing to your left and the open terminals to the right. Insert the “Positive” (red)
wire in the terminal furthest from you (should line up with pin 17 on the TB6560) and
tighten the screw. Now place the the “Negative” (black) wire in the terminal closest
to you (this will line up with pin 16 on the TB6560) and tighten.

Now plug the Terminal block into pins 16 and 17 on the TB6560, they are lablled
“GND” and “12/36V”. Pinch the top of the connector and the underside of the
board between your fingers as you insert the Terminal, this is to stop you from
pulling the connector away from the board as the fit might be tight. The small
fin on the top of the Terminal goes over the top of the connector.

The next step is slightly more complicated as we don’t know the actual length of wires
needed to connect the TB6560 to the Power supply (as everyone’s enclosure will be
different). So we are going to have to measure them by running them to the Power
supply. Leave the terminal block plugged in and run the “Positive” (Red) wire from
the TB6560 to Terminal 1 (24v DC + Out) and allow the surplus wire to hang over the
top or back or top of the power supply. Now do the same thing with the “Negative”
wire, run it to Terminal 4 (24v DC – Out).

Measure forward along the wires an addition 10mm from the center of the terminals
on the Power supply. This will provide some additional wire so wires are not taut
when installed. Taut wires (wires under strain) are likely to come loose or break
in environments where vibration, movement or heating and cooling is a factor.

Cut the wires at these points. Keep the additional wire as it is used to wire other
items. Now with the wire lengths measured it’s time to add the fork terminals
(optional). Disconnect the Terminal block from the TB6560.

Strip each wire back approximately 10mm at the unconnected end. Give each of the
striped wires a small twist to bind all of the loose strands together. check the wires
to make sure there are no strands that might touch any other wire. If any are identified,
give the wire another twist.

Attach fork terminals to the ends which connect to the Power supply. These can be
crimped but soldering is preferred.

With a Philip’s head screwdriver loosen off the terminal screws 1 (labeled +V)
and 4 (labeled -V). Insert the “Positive” wire (Red) to terminal 1 and the “Negative
wire (Black) to terminal 4 on the power supply. Tighten all screws. Plug the
terminal block back in to Pins 16 and 17 on the TB6560

It’s now time to connect the power supply to power and test the TB6560 while not
under load. Make sure the Power switch on the Power chassis is in the “Off” position.
Insert the power lead into the chassis. Turn off your wall socket and plug the power
lead in. Turn on the wall socket and turn on your power switch. Green LED on Power
supply should be on and the Axis Activity LEDs should be glowing red. Do not be
concerned if they all do not light up, the top 2 should, the other 3 may need a load
to activate.

Observe the unit for a minute or so to make sure nothing is wrong, Turn it off at
the switch then the power point and unplug it from the wall. Always unplug your
power supply when not in use. After turning off your power supply, please wait
60 seconds before turning it back on.

Supplementary Images

Actual picture to show Power LED

Next Step

You are now ready to move onto the next step: