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To make it easier here are some practical examples and a video tutorial to JRK PID tuning by @Avenga76: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/threads/a-laymans-analogy-guide-to-pids.7649/#post-91827
For a 2DOF, you need 2 JRK 12v12 boards. Each JRK drives its own actuator
- JRK1 connected to COM4
- SimTools "interface 1" sends the information for axis 1 to COM4
- JRK1 sends commands of axis 1 to actuator 1.
- JRK2 connected to COM6
- SimTools "interface 2" sends the information for axis 2 to COM6
- JRK2 sends commands of axis 2 to actuator 2.
How I wire a dc car battery, beware the rocker switches (red ones) have an internal led in them so the earth (gnd) connect is not needed if using ones that don't have a led in them.[
Download 3D files by @rundmg here: http://www.xsimulator.net/community...f-simulator-conversion.5914/page-4#post-89608
@Barry explains that the plastic clip mounts have 'noses' on them, which he cut off with a Japanese saw and then filed a little to flatten top down just enough to let the JRK circuit board fit snug: http://www.xsimulator.net/community...-motorcycle-capability.5400/page-8#post-93175
The end result holds the JRKs firmly in place, yet they can be easily removed if necessary.
The Wikipedia explanation will likely make your eyes glaze over: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PID_controller
So here is a simplified layman's analogy guide to understand PIDs and PID settings by @noorbeast, followed by practical examples and a video tutorial to JRK PID tuning by @Avenga76: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/threads/a-laymans-analogy-guide-to-pids.7649/
An more complex alternative is this JRK underside board cooler mount by @Zed: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/threads/jrk-12v12-overheating.10327/#post-133739
Open the JRK utility program and go to the feedback tab, click "reset to full range", click apply, then rotate the pot shaft around and look at the JRK graph (top right hand corner double click it to make it bigger).
Turn the pot until it starts to show a reading of the line. Once the 50% mark is found set the lever and at that point mark the pot with a texta so the center location is known.
To manage monitoring and easily resetting JRKs from a handy switch box follow this wiring guide by @Archie: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/threads/jrk-reset-switch.6642/