The MB-02-V6 is a simple but robust breakout board that provides a convenient and safe way to interface your CNC components to your PC via the parallel port. Additionally the Breakout board may be used to connect your CNC components to a Smooth Stepper or other motion system.
The MB-02 provides screw terminals for all printer port signals. The 5Vdc power for the MB-02 can be obtained from the USB connector, pin 26 of the ICD connector or via the 3.5mm screw terminals.T he form factor of the MB-02 Breakout board PCB has been designed for easy installation. Due to its compact size, it can also be easily installed into CNC controller enclosures. The main features of the MB-02V6 Bidirectional Breakout board are;
Small PCB footprint 92mm(L) x 65mm(W)
Four 4mm mounting holes (supplied with matching stand-offs)
Single 5V dc power requirements.
USB-B connector can be used to provide 5V supply from PC
“Common” supply terminals are selectable as 0V or 5V
Pull-up resistors on inputs and outputs ensuring known output/input states
Separate Pullups for Inputs, Outputs and D2-D9 pins
Pull-ups voltage selectable between 0V or 5V
Active high and Active low Enable inputs
All inputs and outputs are buffered and capable of supplying 24mA
Inputs can be 3.3V, or 5V logic levels
Parallel port pins D2 - D9 can be configured as inputs or outputs via jumper
DE-25 Female connector and IDC26 header for connection to PC/SmoothStepper.
Designed to work with popular CNC software such as Mach3, TurboCNC, EMC2, etc.
Designed to work with popular CNC hardware such as SmoothStepper, GeckoDrive, Rutex, etc
3.5mm terminal block connectors for easy installation and maintenance.
LED Indicator for Board Enable Status
Charge Pump Enable detect (Pin17)
LED indicators for all parallel Port Signals
Jumpers for Enable input overrides.
New V6 Features
MB-02 V6 User Manual R3
EN008 MB-02 V6 Breakout Board Overview
EN009 MB-02 Breakout Board to Gecko G251 Stepper System Schematic
EN012 MB-02V6 Breakout Board to Gecko G203V Stepper System Schematic
EN019 MB-02V6 Breakout Board to 5-Axis Gecko™ G251 Schematic
MB-02V6 Breakout Board to Gecko G201X Schematic
MB-02V6 Breakout Board to Gecko G320X Schematic
MB-02V6 Tool Plate Wiring Schematic