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Hi folks.
I have a 3018pro, and have been getting to grips with it. I live in Leeds UK, and I am a member of men in sheds.
My background is in engineering.

I want to fit an emergency stop button to my machine as I tend to do stupid things like not resetting zero sending the router to who knows where. On the circuit board there is a connector marked stop, which I assume is where I would connect it. Is it that simple? Has anyone done it, and be able to give me assurance that if I connect to that there won't be the proverbial loud flash and green bang!

Looking forward to joining some of the discussions and learning a bit.

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you can get that Switch from the company you also can buy that same switch from Shark cnc I’m sure there’s other people have the same thing
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forgot I believe that particular switch can be bought from Amazon for about eight dollars
 

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Hi
Thanks for all your feedback.

Semipro Thanks for the video link, but the switch is not the problem, it is where to connect it. Am i correct it goes to the stop connector.
 

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not sure what you need but this Video shows how to install the emergency safety switch
hope it helps GOOD LUCK
 

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Guess I was suppose to post the video
 

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Hi semipro

Almost but not quite!
I must say that is one of the best solutions to fitting limit switches I have seen. Unfortunately the circuit board is different to mine, but thanks anyway.
BTW I looked up and the kit is currently out of stock
 

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Hi again.
I decided to bite the bullet and go ahead anyway, I purchased an emergency stop switch (Good old ebay!) and the socket to fit the stop plug on the circuit board. (Again good old ebay!)
I connected it up, and started a g-code program that I have used before. Fingers crossed I pressed the button, No smoke, no flash or bang the machine stopped dead. Me emergency stop button locks when pressed, and when I unlocked it my machine carried on as though nothing had happened, RESULT!

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The emergency stop button is fixed to the side with a 'T' nut and the wires go along the top of the channel.
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The socket on my board is shown by the arrow.

I am happy with the result.
 
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