What happens when the laptop goes to sleep?

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What happens when the laptop goes to sleep?

Post by woodworkerbob » Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:14 pm

I was running a 20+ minute job, and not paying attention to the computer, when the router stopped moving. Until that point, the job had been running correctly.

I saw that my laptop had gone to sleep, and required me to log in before I could get to the Carbide Motion screen. If the computer goes to sleep, does that stop the sending of commands to the SO3 controller?

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Re: What happens when the laptop goes to sleep?

Post by Hans » Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:38 pm

Sleep is sleep. Under control panel > power options > "change when the computer sleeps" you can set the computer to never put itself to sleep. (Windows)
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Re: What happens when the laptop goes to sleep?

Post by woodworkerbob » Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:42 pm

Hans wrote:Sleep is sleep. Under control panel > power options > "change when the computer sleeps" you can set the computer to never put itself to sleep. (Windows)
Yea. Just wanted to confirm. I just hoped that an active job might keep the machine "awake".

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Re: What happens when the laptop goes to sleep?

Post by WillAdams » Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:45 pm

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Re: What happens when the laptop goes to sleep?

Post by woodworkerbob » Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:15 pm

Thanks for the help and the suggestions.

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Re: What happens when the laptop goes to sleep?

Post by RobCee » Tue Jul 14, 2015 9:32 am

If you are using a Mac, you can setup HotCorners to keep it awake.
I reverted to using a power supply instead of battery and forcing it to stay awake. Sleeps were causing many problems for me in the early days.
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Re: What happens when the laptop goes to sleep?

Post by cvoinescu » Tue Jul 14, 2015 1:02 pm

RobCee wrote:Sleeps were causing many problems for me in the early days.
Yes, sleeps are the worst. I could do so much more with 6-8 extra hours every day. -- What? Not that kind of sleep? Oh. Never mind, then. :)
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Re: What happens when the laptop goes to sleep?

Post by MeanderBolt » Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:24 am

Yeah, sleep killed a couple hour aluminum job once. Once it was back on, I found that it had lost it's zero, and the piece was not recoverable. I have a small pile of things that didn't end well, and that was added to it. I tried, but getting a machine re-aligned without any sort of homing is not going to happen.
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