Template:X-Series/Device Overview

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Device Overview


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Terminal Connector Pin Description
1 24 - 48 V
2 GND (Note: Zaber's power supplies ground this pin to AC Earth)

Note: To prevent damage to the device due to static buildup, the device should be properly grounded. The power supplies Zaber provides for X-Series devices are non-isolated and thus ground the device chassis to Earth via the negative terminal of the power supply. If for any reason you are using an isolated power supply, please ensure your device is grounded by connecting the negative terminal of the power connector to AC Earth.

RS-232 Communications

M8 4-pin Connector Pin Previous Next
1 Power Power
2 Ground Ground
3 Receive Transmit
4 Transmit Receive

Default Settings:

  • Baud Rate: 115200
  • Protocol: Zaber ASCII


  • Supported Protocols: Zaber ASCII, Zaber Binary
  • Supported Baudrates: 9600, 19200, 38400, 57600, 115200
  • Bits: 8
  • Parity: None
  • Stop Bits: 1
  • Flow Control: None


Green - Power
  • On: Controller is operational.
  • Blinking at 2Hz: The power supply voltage or device temperature is out of range.
Red - Error
Yellow - Communication/Busy
  • On: Device is moving, or data is being transferred.
  • Blinking: Device is under manual control via the knob (in Velocity mode). The blinking rate is proportional to movement speed.
  • Blinking at fixed rate: Packet corruption has occurred for ASCII commands sent with a checksum.
Blue - Slip/Stall
  • On devices without encoders, the blue LED will turn on briefly at power-up, system reset, and after a manual factory reset.