Has a reci w4 installed since April. Original power supply
Was fill engraving and had a sudden loss of laser power,
Went to try and do a test cut which I normally do at 25mm/s and 77 power witch puts me at 24 mA on the power supply display. Won’t through cut it’s only engraving 1/4” plywood. Meter only showing. 6 mA.
It struggled to mark painters tape anywhere including directly in-front of the tube at a 20 percent pulse.
I’ve loaded machine settings from a backup file with no change.
Assuming there’s no sudden smell of electrical death indicating a leaky high-voltage wire, it’s down to the tube, the power supply, or the PWM output of the controller.
On the Ruida’s control panel, set up a manual pulse at 50% PWM. Measure the voltage between the power supply’s L and GND terminals, which should be about 2.5 V during the pulse. If it’s not, then something is wrong with the controller, but that seems highly unlikely.
Power supplies being (relatively) cheap and easily available, I’d swap in a new one. If the tube now runs at full current, you’re back in business: toss the old power supply.
Otherwise, you just bought yourself a nice backup supply and are in need of a new tube. If the Reci is still under warranty, I think you have all the evidence required for a claim.
Thank you. That’s what I needed to know to atleast test the controller. Didn’t know what signal or where.
I’m a master tech at a new car dealer. And just have no information or knowledge about how everything communicates.
I already have a new controller coming from cloudray but it’s going to be atleast a week. And this is my busiest time of year. May have just sealed the deal on a second identical machine and a smaller k40 for redundancy. Have $1k in orders from this morning that I’m having to contact customers on.
Thank you I did not know it was all dc. Home with the flu and don’t have my fancy probes and meter here to help measure it just trying to rule out an error while k hold everything in place and try and push the buttons.
Abs it’s in tem01. Has been since the day I got it. It will barely mark tape but it it’s still a circle.