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GRBL AIO - Coolant Output

Originally published at: https://www.3dtek.xyz/2021/01/07/grbl-aio-coolant-output/

Connecting a Pump or other accessory to the GRBL-AIO Coolant Output.

Notes:

  • The coolant output is for switching low voltage & low current DC circuits.
  • You should be switching a relay if possible rather than powering your accessory via Coolant Pins 2 & 3.
  • On occasions where your accessory requires less than a few amps then you may power it directly without a relay.
  • You should connect the DC +ve to both pins 3 & 4 as shown in the circuit diagrams below.
  • The Coolant control pin that is switched by the AIO is the GND which is on Pin 2.

 

Your Circuit.

  • Your relay should have a constant connection to the +VE of the power supply.
  • Its negative connection should be connected to Pin 2 on the Coolant Output port of the AIO. It is this GND side of your relay’s coil that it’s going to be switched on by the AIO.

 

GCode Control of Output

  • M7 – turn mist coolant on. (Not used unless you have specifically reprogrammed the board)
  • M8 – turn flood coolant on. (Shorts Pin 2 to GND)
  • M9 – turn both M7 and M8 off. ( Pin 2 disconnected from the ground)