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End piece orientation

Each cable carrier has two end pieces that are slightly different, and will come pre-mounted in a specific orientation from the manufacturer. This allows the cable carriers to be mounted onto the FarmBot in the correct orientation.

The cables must be inserted into the cable carriers in the correct orientation so that the connectors on each end can be plugged into the electronics board, motor, peripheral, etc.

X and Y Axis Cable Carrier End Piece Orientation

X and Y axis Cable Carrier End Pieces

Z Axis Cable Carrier End Piece Orientation

Z axis Cable Carrier End Pieces

X-axis cable carrier

Insert the following items into the x-axis cable carrier. Each item must be fed through the cable carrier in the correct orientation as shown in the image. Furthermore, each item must have the correct length extending out of the cable carrier according to the table below.

Item Length out of the top of the cable carrier
Water tube (x-axis section) 35cm
Power supply cable - Red molex connector must stick out the top of the cable carrier 40cm

x axis cable carrier with power cable and water tube

Y-axis cable carrier

Insert the following items into the y-axis cable carrier. Each item must be fed through the cable carrier in the correct orientation as shown in the image. Furthermore, each item must have the correct length extending out of the cable carrier according to the table below.

Item Length out of top of cable carrier
Y-axis motor cable - motor-side connector must stick out the top of the cable carrier 20cm
Water tube (y-axis section) 3cm
Z-axis motor cable (y-axis section) - waterproof connector must stick out the top of the cable carrier 3cm
Vacuum pump cable (y-axis section) - waterproof connector must stick out the top of the cable carrier 3cm
Camera cable (y-axis section) - waterproof connector must stick out the top of the cable carrier 3cm

Z-axis cable carrier

Insert the following items into the z-axis cable carrier. Each item must be fed through the cable carrier in the correct orientation as shown in the image. Furthermore, each item must have the correct length extending out of the cable carrier according to the table below.

Item Length out of cable carrier
Water tube (z-axis section) 5cm
Z-axis motor cable (z-axis section) - waterproof connector must stick out the top of the cable carrier 5cm
Vacuum pump cable (z-axis section) - waterproof connector must stick out the top of the cable carrier 5cm
Camera - waterproof connector must stick out the top of the cable carrier 5cm

The motor connector of the z-axis motor cable (z-axis section) will eventually be connected to the z-axis motor, by being routed up the z-axis through the vertical cable carrier supports. This part of the subassembly will happen later.