Questions tagged [wire-type]

Use this tag for questions that are concerned with the choice of wire for transporting certain electrical currents (for powering electronics, motors or transport a certain stream of information) or even mechanical power.

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Proper wire gauges for extending all CR-10S wires

I want to extend all my CR-10S wires. I have two long wire types: 22 and 18 AWG wires. I've done some research and found the following: Extruder heating element: 22 AWG or lower. Extruder thermistor ...
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Do the TW, THW and THHN or THWN wire insulation types matter in terms of powering RAMPS 1.4 or the MK2a Heat Bed?

I'm still looking at wires for my Prusa i3, to go between the power supply and RAMPS 1.4, and the power supply and the MK2a Heatbed. I also recently found a 400 ft. Wire Storehouse that I bought ...
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Print Head Cable, does such a thing exist?

As the printer ages, the constant motion of the print head wears out the conductors inside the cable. Creating all sorts of fun debugging scenarios. Is there such a thing as a bundled cable, with all ...
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"Unable to read TMC UART 'extruder' register IFCNT" - Klipper and Robin Nano

I'm trying to use software UART for TMC2209 steppers on a BigTreeTech v1.2 and apply that to my Robin Nano v.1.1 using Klipper firmware. I declared a different pin for every driver and I edit my ...
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Which connector should I use between the power supply and the Einsy board?

I am looking for a way to easily separate the wires between the power supply and the Einsy board of my Prusa Mk 3S+ with a connector. The power supply delivers 10 A at 24 V. I thought about a YL wire-...
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Which wire size to connect 24 V PSU to board?

I'm building a new 3D printer (P3 steel type, 24 V setup) and I've been struggling with the wire gauge to connect the PSU (24 V, 15 A) to the SKR 1.4. From my calculations, 1.5 mm2 should be fine, but ...
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How can I clean out internal channels in an SLS polypropylene print?

After SLS printing any internal spaces retain the un-fused but packed powder that was in the bed. I am hoping to add channels as wire raceways internal to the part. Any experiences with this - is it ...
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Which connectors should I use to connect my Power Supply Unit to the Ramps?

I have read that the cable colours depend on multiple factors: Used voltage Kind of cable Type of voltage (DC or AC) My cable looks like this: I live in Spain, in Europe. The colour codes of the ...
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What is the MKS Base AUX header connector type?

I'm looking to crimp wires to the AUX-1 and EXP pins of my MKS base. For sanity reasons, i cant directly use Dupont jumpers, they keep coming out. BIQU MKS-Base V1.6 Plate Controller Board for 3D ...
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Heater cartridge connector for Original Prusa i3 MK2S

I am thinking about rewiring the extruder heater cartridge. What is the connector on the Rambo Mini? I'm thinking about putting a similar connector close to the extruder to make replacement easy. I ...
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Can I use 20 gauge wire for my Mk2a Heatbed?

I purchased the following wire for my MK2a heated bed: McMaster Carr 1 8209K11 840 Degree F Braided Oven Wire 20 Gauge, Tan, 10 ft. Length 1 Will this be acceptable? I'd like to print with ABS, ...
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Is 22-Guage Stranded Hookup Wire the correct wire to connect the Switching Powersupply to RAMPs 1.4?

I obtained the following wire 22 Gauge Stranded Hookup Wire from Radio Shack: ...
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Safely Hooking a Switch up to an OEM Power Supply?

I ordered an OEM Power Supply and I intend to hook up with this rocker switch I believe it's like the one specified in the Power Supply Documentation which reads: In the US, IEC320 C14 plug ...