So I had a couple of items on my wish list.
- I wanted to use the regular hand torch with my Crossfire Pro. (To save the cost of a machine torch).
- I wanted to be able to easily still use my hand torch for hand cutting. (So none of this zip tie and move pin 6 to pin 8 on the torch plug stuff).
- Bonus: I wanted to save the foolish amount of money Hypertherm charges for a user installed CPC port and then CPC to spade cable.
Turns out, that its actually super easy. For the hand torch firing, follow the other instructions on this forum and just splice the orange/violet wires coming off the torch plug. This way the Crossfire can fire the torch and the torch trigger works as normal.
For the THC wiring, it would be nice to use divided voltage I suppose, and I thought I could perhaps get it directly from pins J17 on the system board, but Hypertherm tech support confirmed that J17 puts out a 20:1.
I encourage you not to be scared about opening the Hypertherm. Once you open your 45XP, clear and simple on the back of the system board is connections for raw voltage, nice and easily labelled. By using this, I was able to use the wires that came with the Crossfire Pro and not spend a single penny on anything. Crimp an end on, screw to board and get to cutting! Easy to install than the instructions for adding the CPC.
THC works great, and I can easily grab the torch off the table and use it as a normal hand torch.