Recommend a BOB for the UC400ETH

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Recommend a BOB for the UC400ETH

Postby 1JUMPER10 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:36 pm

Hi. I'm upgrading a 3 axis CNC router. It uses the UC400ETH for a motion controller but just a generic BOB without any features. I have another 3 axis router that uses the UC300ETH with the UB1 and I'm very happy with that. Something similar would be ideal. The UC400 interfaces with 2 parallel ports. I have an MB2 (forerunner to the better UB1) on hand am considering using it but CNCroom.com is discontinuing it. Open to suggestions. Need something rugged and reliable.
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Re: Recommend a BOB for the UC400ETH

Postby Robertspark » Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:50 pm

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Re: Recommend a BOB for the UC400ETH

Postby 1JUMPER10 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:49 pm

Both dual port boards that CNC drive sells specifically state they're not compatible with the UC400ETH. For the record, I looked there first. I like CNCDriv's software and a compatible BOB for their motion controllers was my first choice but, unfortunately the UC400 seems like a bit of a red-headed-step-child. Next best thing I could do was pose the question here...
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Re: Recommend a BOB for the UC400ETH

Postby ger21 » Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:16 am

PMDX-126, or something from CNC4PC? Or this one? http://www.cnc4youstore.com/cnc-mach3-m ... m-106.html

If you are going to spend $150 or more, consider selling the UC400ETH and get an AXBB-E?
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Re: Recommend a BOB for the UC400ETH

Postby 1JUMPER10 » Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:57 am

Thanks Gerry. AxBB-e looked interesting and a good value. But if I'm going that route might as well get another UB1. Selling the UC400 ETH might be a good option.
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Re: Recommend a BOB for the UC400ETH

Postby Robertspark » Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:08 am

two individual boards?

it depends what you want from a bob
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Re: Recommend a BOB for the UC400ETH

Postby dezsoe » Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:50 am

UCSB and HDBB2 are compatible with the UC400. They are both single port, and you can combine them to fit your needs.
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Re: Recommend a BOB for the UC400ETH

Postby Robertspark » Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:30 pm

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Re: Recommend a BOB for the UC400ETH

Postby ger21 » Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:58 pm

Yeah, it really depends on what features you need. DO you need speed control? Relays? Charge pump?
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Re: Recommend a BOB for the UC400ETH

Postby 1JUMPER10 » Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:07 pm

Yes I need speed control (0-10V), and charge pump but I can add on a relay board easy enough. Optimum board feature's wise is the UB1/UC300ETH combo; 24V, totally isolated inputs/outputs charge pump, relays, Analog IO for speed control. Trying to be efficient and use the UC400 though first. I think I'm going to try it with the MB2 that I have on hand though its a repair and untested. I'm pretty sure its compatible with the UC400...
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