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rstemm
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Touch plate wires

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My wiring was damages for the touch plate does anyone have a wiring diagram for the cable connections.

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You can buy a replacement cable from https://www.nextwavecnc.com/shop/HEAVY- ... p114869802

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The cable I have is marked with a label saying 255-285.

The touch-plate connector is a 3-conductor tip-ring-sleeve (TRS) stereo 1/8" plug.

The center conductor (tip) and the middle conductor (ring) of the plug both go to the wire that has the magnet that attaches to the spindle/bit.
The outer conductor, the sleeve of the plug, goes to the banana plug that goes into the touch-plate.

There's not really a whole lot of magic to the thing.

Hope that helps.

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Kayvon
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The magic is in getting the controller software to recognize the plate, which is what most of the fee goes towards.

I ended up making my own touchplate that works through USB, interacting with the controller software as a "keyboard" rather than plugging in to the controller directly. I can post details if anyone is interested.

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Kayvon, I would be interested if you don't mind. Thanks

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Junior, I created a new thread:
https://www.cncsharktalk.com/viewtopic. ... 396#p34396

Feel free to ask questions there. It's a simple solution that works well for me.

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Thanks Kayvon

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