Hi all, I bought a Chinese machine over a year ago and it was a nightmare. At first power on the E switch melted! I replaced it, then the AC input/fuse socket fried. I replaced parts, rewired many faulty connections and was finally making progress, when the temp dropped and my laser tube froze and shattered. Ugh!
To date I have replaced:
130W laser tube
all mirrors (and one mount)
lens (three focus lengths)
power supply (Lightobject 100-180W)
Added CW5200 cooler
Plumbed in air from shop compressor
Endless alignment and tweaking. I think I am finally running a reliable machine with fairly predictable performance. Finding Lightburn along the way was huge! A real step forward for us.
Now, the old Windows 7 tower I use for the laser has started crashing. Because, well of course it has! I have built a new machine around Windows 10 to dedicate to the machine and have installed the latest Lightburn release.
My question is: is it mandatory to install RDworks to get the driver for the Ruida RDC6442S controller? I would be happy to avoid RDworks altogther if possible. The version included with my Chinese machine appears to be ahem not a fully supported release. Shady, at best.
If I can avoid RDworks and install the proper driver, will I have access to all the machine settings in Lightburn? IOW if I need to calibrate something or adjust “vendor settings” will I require RDworks?
Thanks in advance for any info. Love the software.