- Dec 2, 2012
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Rob - can't see if this was covered in your prior posts. If so just say and I'll re read in detail. For the plasma torch, is it using a pilot arc or HF start? Asking as my little 40amp job is HF and wanted to know if cnc for it on the future was viable or not. I would be looking at a SMALL table, 1m x 1m max size. But not sure if viable with HF start. Hence the question to draw on your experiences.
James, I have this one with a built in CNC port.
It has a blowback start. They say the Mesa THCAD can handle HF start. I think HF start might be hard to control noise and may need an earth stake driven through the slab. I think getting up to a 24 volt vs 5 volt system will help fight noise but I have not fought that battle yet.
I spent all of today rebuilding the bent circuit board and mounting it a bit differently (in a metal electronics enclosure).
its so nice to have a mill when you are doing something like this
Looks like its going to work out OK
And all mounted up
THe LED is just a warning light to say I have 24 volts up there for trouble shooting. It has told me about one problem already..
I am still not sure if this has fixed my problem as I did not have much time by the time I got this done.