The manual appears to be available here, Installation Instruction_Anet A6 3D Printer - Elektor
However, according to this comment from Hard copy of the build guide?, there is a mistake in the PDF of the manual, with respect to the heatbed, and as such, it is better to follow the videos:
I find it is better to use the 3 videos:
Only errors in the videos and i believe the instuction the Hetbed
fixing plate i have build diffrently , rotated by 180 degrees
vertical, since it is better for the belt and somewhere in the video
during fixating of the end-switch and the blower he interchanged the
However, looking at the manual, if it is to be believed, then be aware that as well as one connection for the extruder motor, there are two connectors each for both the extruder and the hotbed heaters:
- One for the separate heating elements, of the extruder and hotbed respectively, and;
- One for the thermistor sensor (both the extruder and the hotbed have separate thermistors).
This makes five in total for the extruder and the hotbed combined.
However, the power connections for the Extruder motor has four pins (in white at the top), whereas the heating elements for the hotbed and the extruder have two pins and are of a different shape (in green on the left). The sensor connections for both the extruder and the sensor have three pins (in white at the bottom), but it should be easy not to confuse them, so long as you follow the wires to check to which component they go to.
Additional points to be aware of
From this comment in the same thread:
I just built an A6 three weeks ago and with the videos it is really a
breeze to assemble the unit.
Just pay attention to the heat bed mounting plate as it is installed
bottoms up in the video. The bar connecting the outer two plates where
the heat bed is finally mounted should be below the plates, not above
as in the video.
Also, if you still have time, order some decent toothed belt, Igus
Drylin RJ4JP-01, and toothwheels for the Y and X belts and replace the
original pulleys, bearings, and belts before you even assemble the
unit. I just changed mine last week and it does make a hell of a
difference - with this little upgrades (cost me less than 30$ for
everything - at Amazon) you upgrade from an okay printer to a really
The above are not the actual articles I've bought because I am from
Europe where Amazon sells in different quantities.
If you want to go on the safe side, grab a second power supply and two
MOSFET boards to remove the high current from the mainboard:
Last recommendation: get some 3mm borosilicate glass to lay (clip)
over the heatbed. This will make the prints stick better and also
provide a perfectly flat surface for the builds (still, you'll need to
do the levelling)
When assembling the heatbed mount, pay lots of attention to the 16
screws. Tighten them one by one diagonally and move the bed around. If
the bed feels stuck, loosen the last screws and shift the mounts
around a bit. The lighter this mount moves, the better your prints
One thing that you must be aware: This printer is a great little unit,
but it needs love, dedication and plenty upgrades. Out of the box it
works okay, but with the upgrades it becomes a really good unit.