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Try as I might, I've not been able to find anyone at Rockwell who would offer this self-employed blogger and instructor a special price on either a Software Toolkit or samples for the blog and school.

In a perfect would they would allow me to buy the Education Toolkit ($250) and resell Student Toolkits ($149,) but today only large expensive colleges get access to those low cost options :-(

Fortunately, other vendors like Siemens and Mitsubishi have been great to work with, which is why I'm writing about them more on the blog.

And both provide demo downloads on their website, as well as supported me as an instructor.

But back to Rockwell, it has been frustrating for my students to have to rely on 30 Temp Activations from distributors - with busy schedules it's hard to commit to completing something in 30 days.

That said, I recently came across a couple of software companies that offer sub $300 products which eliminate the need to purchase Programming Software or a PLC, ...

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Hope all is well had a quick question for you maybe you can help me with? I just built a new trainer compact logix 5069-L306ER I am having issues with the output card im not sure what im missing. I have all the inputs wired up they are just 4-2position switches those are working however when I program them to my outputs im not getting any voltage on the output at the card and my lights not coming on obviously. I have 1 output going to each side of the light and then I have a dc- going to the other side of the light. I attached some pictures on here for you.

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