The CablePack PoKeys57CNC contains four types of flat cables that should be used with the appropriate connector. All black IDC (Insulation-Displacement Contact) connectors are female gender connectors and can be plugged into corresponding male gender connectors on the PoKeys57CNC Controller board. There is also a blue 25-pin D-Sub connector for PoPendant MPG and 10-pin red male connectors (these are standard Micro-MaTch IDC connectors) that are used for PoExtension bus and E-Stop for dedicated emergency button connection.
Pendant Cable for connecting the Popendent MPG.
PoExtension cable can be used to establish the optional communication between the PoKeys57CNC and the PoStep25-35 stepper motor driver. It allows changing of the important stepper driver parameters from inside Mach4 application and monitoring of the driver’s temperature and power supply voltage.
In order to get the best result (good contact, no damage to the connector) special tools are required that depend on each connector type. However, let us describe a procedure that results in equal quality results.
In this tutorial, we will explain how CablePack PoKeys57CNC connectors and flat cables can be used. We will show how to easily make custom flat cables for PoKeys57CNC using a vice, scissors, and some hand skills. There is no soldering required.
CablePack PoKeys57CNC Includes:
- 1x flat cable 10pin, lenght=2m
- 1x flat cable 20pin, lenght=40cm
- 1x flat cable 16pin, lenght=40cm
- 1x flat cable 26pin, lenght=30cm
- 1x IDC female connector 26 pin
- 1x IDC female connector 16 pin
- 1x IDC female connector 20 pin
- 16x IDC female connector 10 pin
- 10x poExtension connectors
- 1x eStop connector
- 1x SubD25 female connector for flat cable
The photo doesn’t show all connectors and cables.
Related: How to use CablePack Pokeys57CNC with Pokeys57CNC Controller and Pokeys60-256 Stepper Motor Drivers.