I just got around to installing the thc upgrade to my original crossfire that I had purchased a while back when they were on sale. I am using the Hypertherm 45xp with fine consumables. I am set up using the raw voltage feed back option. I currently use sheetcam with the correct driver for LS-THC.
The first time I tried cutting a part the torch went to the proper position dropped and raised to proper height and pierced the metal and stopped with a reason that torch moved before voltage was sensed. I followed the guide it directed to and results are as follow.
Resting voltage 0V, No voltage detected when dry fired.
Measured voltage at banana plugs while cutting a line. 80+ Volts
Measured voltage at end of PV out wire going to main box. appox 1.2V
Measured voltage at white and grey wire on white board. 1.2V
Measured voltage at A1 to GND on THC chip. No voltage detected.
I am seeing where other people have had this issue and it was a faulty THC module.
Not Sure what to try next? Thanks for any help!
At first i had the exact same problem except i have a Cut 45 instead of the hypertherm. Found that the connectors on the front of the machine were mislabeled in the manual so i had it connected to the wrong port. since you are not using the same plasma cutter but are having the exact same issue it would lead me to believe there is a wiring/connection issue as was the case for me.
It had never fired. It was brand new with THC. It only fired manually when i squeezed the hand trigger. That’s when i knew i had 2 problems. It was a frustrating process getting it to fire for the first time compounded by my first cuts were on thin sheet aluminum, the machine not labeled and the manual labeled backward. I learned that using THC on thin aluminum is a recipe for disaster. I am hoping the fine cut nozzles will help reduce the heat affected area and stop the bowing but it so far it seems to be best practice to drag the tip to maintain critical dimensions.
If you have guidance, I’d love to hear how you do with Tin. Especially with smaller details like holes less than 0.31"dia, but maybe in a direct message so as not to clutter this thread with unrelated issues.
Maybe ill start a thread if they let me and we can discuss it there.
Update : I did a straight line cut no thc on an got approx 4.5 volts on grey and white wires. Took control box off frame, still not registering voltage. Not sure whats happening. I dont think i have a wiring issue with the voltages I am seeing.