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CandCNC Control Box

Postby KIDTech » Wed May 11, 2016 10:24 am

When I am done for the day should I just shut the motors down on the control box using the front faceplate or should I flip the switch on the bottom of the box to kill the power? Any help is appreciated.
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Re: CandCNC Control Box

Postby motoguy » Wed May 11, 2016 10:49 am

Press the red button on the faceplate. You'll see the yellow "dump" light come on for a few moments. When the yellow light goes out, and it's only the red light, then flip the switch.
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Re: CandCNC Control Box

Postby tcaudle » Thu May 12, 2016 7:45 pm

Its basically in standby with the motor power off, If your area is prone to electrical storms I would power down completely. You need to power up the PC first then the main box. Surge protectors just stop arcing. They won't save electronics from even a moderate line surge.

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Re: CandCNC Control Box

Postby WSS » Mon Sep 26, 2016 2:32 am

I have an older system (PlazPak 4+) that we completely disconnect when not cutting. Once computers are shut down, we de-energize a two pole relay and ALL power breaks from all elements of the table. This includes a oxy/fuel console, I/O control box, CandCnc controller, computer, air solenoids, air cooler for compressor and fans.

We have been running this table for probably five years in a work environment (four to five hours a day) with ZERO issues.

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