So I was planning on putting the GF on a smart outlet that I can control remotely. Any issues with this kind of power solution? I’d simply power on the outlet and the GF should come to life enabling the time preview and other features. Then I could turn it off when done. Anyone else do this? I assume there wouldn’t be any issues with power control in this manner since it ‘should’ be the same as toggling the switch next to the IEC power input. This is the type of smart switch I’ve ordered. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01NBI0A6R It will get here in a few days, just wanted to see if anyone else has done anything similar.
Why would I want to do this? Well, I do some design and layout during lunch. Problem is that the GFUI doesn’t show print time estimates unless the machine is online. I used to simply generate the CAM toolpath for my other laser machine and get the estimate from there, but no options for similar in the GFUI. I have some fairly large/intricate designs I used to cut on my K40 that I’m importing to the GF. I want to get an idea for how much time I need to allocate but right now I can’t do that before I sit down in front of the machine at night. And if it ends up being a 2 hour cut, I don’t want to start that at 11pm.