Connecting 5v spotting laser to Laserboard


(Rob) #1

Machine: Custom

Board: Laserboard

Firmware: GRBL-LPC

Problem/ Question: Not so much a problem, more of a clarification issue. I see the 5v out for fan control and I know the software turns it on and off durning the cycle. I would like to know if I can get a constant 5v somewhere on the board while it is powered up to run a spotting laser.

I have a very large bed 1300 x 800mm and it is sometimes difficult to find the corner of a project that is in the middle of the table. I have purchased an adaptor holder and a 5v crosshair laser to accomplish this, but need constant power prior to running the program. I am open to suggestions on where I may accomplish this on the Laserboard.


(Anthony Bolgar) #2

It is not recommended to use the Laserboard to power peripherals. It is better to take a 5V line off of the LPSU for a laser pointer.


(Rob) #3

Thank you sir! I will not connect anything to the board.