rs485 worth it?

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crambo117
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rs485 worth it?

Post by crambo117 » Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:31 pm

preparing to order a torchmate rescue setup. currently running a torchmate 2 with a new pm45xp and machine torch.

question is should i order myself a rs485 kit. is it worth the extra time/$, is the only point of it to change my power settings on the fly in commandcnc?

i use my 45xp for alot of hand cutting too, so any wires to it must be easy to disconnect. super excited about this!

also anyone running this kit on an older torchmate, how hard is it to add the second motor to the gantry? does the kit include and information or previsions?

thanks !

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Re: rs485 worth it?

Post by djreiswig » Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:45 pm

I like the RS-485 because I don't have to remember to set the amps. It also displays the errors on the computer.

I buried the DCP & PWM inside my cutter and mounted a female CAT5 connector where the CPC plug was on the back so I just have two CAT5 cables and the torch lead to unhook and my cutter is mobile.
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Re: rs485 worth it?

Post by admin13o5 » Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:31 am

it lets you use a couple of useful features: Soft Start (does a ramped current on the pierce and plunge). Increases consumable life on thicker material (above 10ga) The "center peck" that lets you peck mark (non-penetrating) drill hole positions. There will be added RS485 features from Hypertherm .
You can add the RS485 Hyt-Connect SIM kit from us at any time.

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Re: rs485 worth it?

Post by crambo117 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:33 pm

admin13o5 wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:31 am
it lets you use a couple of useful features: Soft Start (does a ramped current on the pierce and plunge). Increases consumable life on thicker material (above 10ga) The "center peck" that lets you peck mark (non-penetrating) drill hole positions. There will be added RS485 features from Hypertherm .
You can add the RS485 Hyt-Connect SIM kit from us at any time.
sounds like it will be well worth it. i just ordered the add-on board for my 45xp. i will be placing my order next week for a torchmate rescue kit. do i need to order something extra to connect it to the rs485? the only option i see if for cpc.

thank you

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Re: rs485 worth it?

Post by admin13o5 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:48 pm

The RS485 hub comes with the controller and is used to talk to the DTHC among other things. The Hyt-Connect RS485 SIM kit for th eHypertherm is an add-on option and uses the same hub , just a specifc port on the hub and needs a license and software to acutally talk to the Hypertherm and do stuff.

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Re: rs485 worth it?

Post by crambo117 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:35 pm

How much is the add-on and how do I add it to my order online?

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Re: rs485 worth it?

Post by crambo117 » Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:24 am

I see it now on the site, looks like ill order sim kit B with my kit. Thanks

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