Automatic Router On/Off (optional add-on)
NOTE: The following functionality is not needed for the machine to run properly, most users will just turn the router On/Off manually.
Adding a relay to turn your router on/off via G-code commands.
What you need:
|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
Check the SSR (solid state relay) specifications to ensure it is compatible and tolerances are within limits.
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
- Use M3/M5 g-code commands to turn the router On/Off.