Template:A-Series/PC Connection

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The {{{Device}}} can be connected to a computer as follows:

  1. Either plug the Mini-DIN to D-Sub serial adaptor (T-DSUB9) into your computer’s serial port, or the Mini-DIN to USB adapter (T-USBDC) into one of your computer's USB ports, then plug the device’s data cable into the adaptor. For the USB adaptor, new computers will often be able to install the necessary drivers automatically when the cable is plugged in for the first time. If the computer reports that the driver installation was unsuccessful, you can download the drivers for Windows, Mac, or Linux here. Installation instructions and troubleshooting information are available for each operation system here. You may need to use a cable extension to reach your computer. There is no need to power-down or reboot the computer.
  2. Connect the power plug of your power supply to the power connector of the unit. The green LED should light up indicating the unit has power.
  3. Additional devices can simply be daisy-chained to the first. See Daisy-Chaining Devices below.
  4. Install software from the Software page. For the initial setup, it is recommended that Zaber Console is used.

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As a simple first test, try entering these instructions:

/renumber↵ (T:2)
/1 home↵ (T:1)
/1 move rel 10000↵ (T:21:10000)

The parameter of 10000 in the move command above specifies 10000 microsteps. To see the microstep size (default resolution) for the device and how it translates to displacement, first go to the product overview page, find your device, click through to the device's webpage, and click on the "Series Specs" tab. The microstep size (default resolution) will be shown in the list of product specs either in the "Group Specifications" section or the "Comparison" section.