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The guide gives information on physical installation, system connections, communications and interface settings, as well as assistance in fault-finding during the installation of PHC10-3 PLUS.

WARNING: The components of PH10 PLUS system are not compatible with PH9 or PH20 system components. No attempt should be made to connect PH10 PLUS system components to a PH9 or PH20 system, as this will result in damage to the product.
The guide should be read in conjunction with the PH10 PLUS series user's guide in order to fully understand the system's features, capabilities and operation.

The PH10 PLUS series of motorised probe heads can only be used in conjunction with the PHC10-3 PLUS when part of an OEM system installation. PHC10-3 PLUS has replaced the PHC10-2 and provides support for RS232 and USB communications (IEEE is no longer supported). PHC10-3 PLUS uses an external power supply for the PH10 PLUS series of heads, manages all the head functions and communicates via a suitable interface with the CMM's computer. PHC10-3 PLUS does not manage the probe functions but does have the provision for an interface to be fitted.

Rear panel layout

PHC10-3 rear panel layout




9-way D-type plug for PICS output


9-way D-type connector to HCU2


25-way D-type plug RS232 communications connector to CMM computer


USB type “B” socket


PHC10-3 PLUS configuration switches


15-way D-type connector to probe head


7-pin DIN raw probe connector to probe interface or multiwire input for internal interfaces


DC power jack


Equipment bond point


Controller reset button