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RUMBA Wiring

--Jcollasius (talk) 09:24, 10 October 2014 (PDT) ATX power supply (controlled with RUMBA)

Set the power jumper in "stand alone" position

Connect GND from your ATX power supply to USB header Pin1 (where the arrow is)

Connect 5 VSB from your ATX power supply (+5 VDC Standby Voltage) to USB header Pin4

Connect GND and PS ON (Power Supply On) from your ATX power supply to PS ON header, polarity doesn't matter

You'r now able to switch your power supply on and off via gcode or smart controler. With ATX +5 VDC Standby Voltage RUMBA is always powered on even if the power supply is turned of via RUMBA.

Setup section

Would it be possible to add a section on how to set things up for the first time?

I'm not sure if this standard across all suppliers of the board, but when I first turned mine on it started running the motors, and this doesn't give you enough time to flash firmware before it runs carriages off the end of the axes. In order to stop this, you can swap the jumper from the standalone power to the USB power.

In addition, it might be useful to list the modifications you need to make to pins.h in Marlin in order to get dual Z drivers working. You need to add entries for the Z2 pins, AND you need to define Z_DUAL_STEPPER_DRIVERS in configuration_adv.h, which isn't immediately obvious. Likewise for dual Y drivers if appropriate, though you'd also need to disable some logic on configuration_adv.h which checks that you don't have dual Z and dual Y drivers enable, because there aren't usually enough stepper drivers.

I'm happy to do this if nobody has any objections. Niksko (talk) 16:03, 2 March 2014 (PST)


I'm just wondering if it is possible to link 2 RUMBAs together for 12 stepper drivers in total?

Or alternatively make an expansion that has that many steppers.

usb connection

I tried the usb fix that is on this page and it didn't work for me. The leds didn't blink. I also tried using the usb pins. I can't find any solutions online. Is there something else that I can try? The board gets power by usb, but no communication.

Stepper Sticks, TMC2208/2209

I have some TMC2208's and TMC2209's, and they appear to be correct when the VRef potentiometer is at the TOP, not the bottom as shown.

I have the Big Tree Tech Tango V1.0.

I saw a reference to another board, I could provide pictures.

And thanks for the pin ref, I was going nuts. Seems to be "the board lesser traveled" with apologies to Robert Frost.

I haven't quite figured out how to get all the features of the steppers assigned, will gladly update this guide when/if I do.

++ John ++