I've noticed an interesting behavior on my Ender 3 with SKR Mini E3 mainboard and Marlin 2.0.x bugfix firmware. (otherwise, all other hardware is entirely stock) After the hotend/bed are commanded to cool down, e.g. after a print completes, I have to wait until after they both cool down to ambient before commanding another temperature setpoint.

If I don't do this, the printer most often triggers thermal runaway protection. (usually citing the extruder, but also sometimes the bed) I think this might be due to the thermal inertia in the material between the heater and thermistors, causing a 5-10 second delay in sensed temperature rise. I don't see any reason why thermal runaway should trigger; the Octoprint temperature graph looks completely normal, with no perceptible anomalies.

Is there some way to tune parameters for thermal runaway protection to alleviate this false-positive situation?


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Yes there are ways to tune false positives. For Marlin firmware you can find these option in the Configuration_adv.h file.

From the file itself you can read what you need to do:

 * If you get false positives for "Thermal Runaway", increase
  • $\begingroup$ Any recommendations for how to go about increasing both settings? One before the other, increased symmetrically? $\endgroup$
    – ifconfig
    Apr 6, 2020 at 21:15
  • $\begingroup$ To be honest, I don't know the underlying problem of this, just try to experiment with one at a time. $\endgroup$
    – 0scar
    Apr 6, 2020 at 21:38

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