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I was wondering the same thing , if your providing power for the controller, your providing power for the router?Have to have a pretty good UPS system if you plan on using on the controller too. Some of the machines run a 220V 3phase spindle which probably isn't feasible. Even for a 120V router.. For the PC itself, yes, but if power goes out while running the machine, that's a whole other problem.
This could be very problematic in our area, as were plagued with brown outs. And it’s not out of the question for a bird to land on the primary next to a pole with its wings spread out , shorting out the grid and blowing a fuseOn the Probotix machines that use a 120V router, you have an internal relay in their controller, but you have to supply it with external power from another source (just for the router). If using a 220V spindle, then you only get start/stop and speed reference from the Probotix controller, so your 220V source is totally separate.
So if you want to keep everything running during a power outage, it could be more complicated than a simple UPS.
This isn’t what I was hoping to hear, as I just bought an older laptop (still new really) from my local computer dealer . I wanted it because it has Windows 7 .They say that laptops are not good for machine control, though some people get by with it.