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DRO runs away when I turn on motor
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(02-14-2019, 11:30 AM)Zoltan Wrote: So, I'm not sure where to start troubleshooting this, aside from swapping out the DRO entirely.

This is on my lathe. Whenever I turn the motor on, the Z axis DRO readout starts rapidly increasing. I'm using the original iGaging linear scales, with shorter and shielded cables. The lathe uses a KB Electronics PWM. 

Here's a video of it in action:
https://youtu.be/Oc5jP8JfYJQ

Any ideas what's going on and what to look at first?

For me, the best solution to noisy/drifting scales was adding power supply decoupling capacitors in the scale read heads.  Transformer-type wall warts can help some, but the decoupling is really the solution.
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DRO runs away when I turn on motor - by Zoltan - 02-14-2019, 11:30 AM
RE: DRO runs away when I turn on motor - by Briney Eye - 02-14-2019, 03:55 PM

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