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Wiring describes the electrical connection between components.

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Ender 3 ignores signal from optocoupler

Optocoupler used in conjuction with an inductive sensor on a stock Ender 3, wired like this: Except I also wired a switch to the Z endstop signal and ground. I don't know the switch pin layout so I ...
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How to wire an LJ18A3-8-Z/BX sensor with an optocoupler to a stock Ender 3?

I have this optocoupler. and this sensor. I want to wire them together and use them for auto bed leveling. Note, stock Ender 3 board (Creality v1) has 2 pins for its endstop, not 3, so this: won't ...
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How can I extend silicon hotbed wires safely?

I'm in the middle of building a D-Bot printer, and have run into a bit of an issue when it comes to the heat bed wires. The heated bed is an aluminum plate with a silicon heater attached to it, and ...
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What is the maximum length of the TMC drivers signal wires?

I would like to place the TMC drivers (the stepsticks modules, in fact) on the side of my controller board for easier cooling. What is the maximum length of the data wires? Specifically, Step and UART,...
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Ender 3 Pro extruder drive rocking back and forth

I've been running this Ender 3 Pro for quite some time with no problem up until recently. The issue was the printer refused to extrude filament (the extruder stepper seems to be rocking back and forth)...
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New main board and thermocouple board

I’m upgrading my Ender 3’s main board to an MKS Gen L V2.0 and I want to wire a Max31856 Thermocouple board to it. The Max31856 can use both software SPI or hardware SPI. Looking at the board’s SPI ...
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BigTreeTech mini e3 V1.2 endstop installation

I recently purchased a BigTreeTech mini e3 V1.2 controller for my custom built 3D printer (as opposed to an pre-purchased ender 3). In doing so, I ran into the problem that the endstops I have been ...
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How to wire P.I.N.D.A. v2 to an SKR V1.3 board?

I bought a BigTreeTech SKR v1.3 main board and a P.I.N.D.A v2 for my P3Steel MGN. Does anyone know to wire them together and which part in Marlin 2 do I need to change?
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How to connect a NEMA 17 stepper to RAMPS 1.4?

I have an NEMA 17 stepper motor 17HS4401 and a RAMPS 1.4 driver unit. The motor pinouts are: ...
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Activating heated bed through a switch, or D-pin and TIP31 transistor

Recently the connection between the heated bed and my board blew out. I was able to solder a new connector onto the board and it worked for a day, but now it seems the SMT pad has come off the board ...
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How to switch firmware from 12 V heated bed to 110 V SSR heated bed?

According to the instructions I have read, you use the same output on the printers mainboard to control a 110 V heated bed with a solid state relay, as you do to power the 12/24 V heated bed ...
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How to wire for AC mains voltage relay, when printer board is connected to AC-charging laptop computer?

I know this will be a really obvious question to some people, but I have bricked about 3 boards doing this so I want to be certain before I brick a fourth. I don't have a lot of experience working ...
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Add a laser module to Reprap Guru Prusa i3

I have a Reprap Guru Prusa i3 v2 3D printer. Here is a link to the 192 MB manual. And here is the link to the resources page for the Reprap Guru. Page 58 of the manual discusses electronics. I ...
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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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Anet A6 stock power wires.. the live, the zero and the ground. Which is which

As an electrician newbie I have a question.. Short question My power plug is attached to the wall outlet and three wires are at the end of it.. the blue, the brown and the green/yellow oen. How to ...
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Anet A6 - First time assembled, won't turn on

I recently bought an Anet A6 and decided to assemble it today. When I plugged in the power, I don't get any sign of life from the printer. No lights, no bleeps, no fans which are starting to blow. I ...
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Where did I go wrong by trying to add an extra motor to my board?

I'd like to add an extra motor to my board and I'm not sure where I went wrong. The motor will be used to spin a rotating wheel/carriage of potential hot ends to switch to. Because it's just a motor ...
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What is acceptable voltage drop from PSU to controller?

My voltage at the controller at max load is ~11.4 V (heated bed + motors + hotend). Is this normal? I'm measuring 11.8 V at the PSU, so 0.4 V -> 5 W lost in the wires. I have a ...
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Plug sdramps module and Anet A8 LCD together into RAMPS smart adapter

I want to upgrade my Anet A8's motherboard (the stock one is broken anyway, see: Anet A8 reading 739°C from the extruder thermistor!) to the RAMPS 1.4, without having to get a new LCD/microSD ...
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Sunhokey Prusa i3 axis x, y, z?

My Sunhokey Prusa i3 arrived with a corrupted disc. I'm awaiting a new one and finished the mechanical build via YouTube videos. I've no clue which motor controls the X, Y, and Z, axes. I"m not even ...
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Mains powered heatbed safety

I'm building a 40x40x40cm corexy and I am quite impatient so I want the heated to reach the target temperature as fast as possible, so I ordered a Keenovo silicone heater It is a 220VAC 1200Watt bed, ...
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MKS Sbase Probing

So I have an MKS Sbase v1.3 that I am trying to use in a delta printer. I am trying to use a PNP inductive sensor with it and it doesn't work. I have tried using a voltage divider with it already (10k ...
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Connector Suggestion for Extruder and Heatbed

On my Reprap-like 3D printer, I routed all the wires to a spot near the base; for the motors, endstops, thermistors, etc, I plugged them all into a DB25 breakout board, and that's working great. For ...
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Can I use a pin header in a breadboard to wire up the z-axis motors in parallel?

Can I use a pin header with the molex on my Nema 17 motors and a bread board to wire up the z-axis motors in series? Also, do breadboards and pin headers have ratings, the way that wires do?
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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 ...
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In the standard PC Cable Wire that goes from the wall outlet to the switching power supply, are they standard and what are the wire specifications?

What are the specifications of the three wires inside a PC cable that is used to connect the switching power supply to a US AC outlet. The positive, negative and ground appear to be the same gauge ...
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Are these the right types of electrical connectors for hooking my Switching Power Supply up to a wall outlet?

From what I understand, when you hook up the Switching Power Supply 12v Dc 30a 360w to the wall outlet, you have to be very careful; careful not to get the wires mixed up; careful not to have anyone ...