Automate Router On/Off (optional)
NOTE: The following functionality is not needed for the machine to run properly, most users will just manually turn the router On before starting a cut and Off when finished.
- Adding a relay to turn your router on/off via G-code commands.
|1 - SSR with Heat sink
|2 - Extension cord
IMPORTANT. The relay and extension cord used must be rated for your application.
Inductive loads typically require 2-3 times the runtime amperage when power is first applied to the device.
For instance, a motor rated at 10 Amps, will often draw 20-30 amps just to get the motor's shaft in motion.
What to look for when buying a SSR
- Please check the SSR (solid state relay) specifications to ensure compatibility and tolerances
- Make sure:
To avoid splicing the router power cord, we'll use an extension cord instead.
You will need to identify the LIVE wire in the cord which is the one to splice (usually the brown/black in the US).
Using a multimeter to do a continuity test is the easiest way to identify and splice the correct wire
||WARNING - Use extreme caution when working with mains-voltage as it could be dangerous
- Once everything is properly connected, M3/M5 commands will turn your router On/Off.