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Another source of fire comes from connections, not the heaters themselves. As the connection and connector ages, the electrical resistance of the connection increases. Up to a point, this is not a problem. A portion of the energy goes to heating the connection, and less energy goes to the heated element. These are in closed loops, so energy is applied ...


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In short: The control board does not have thermal runaway installed The heated bed connectors are loose and begin to heat up until the wires catch fire The power supply or it's connectors begin to heat up until they catch fire The modifications that you made to your printer were not well thought out resulting in a capacitor to explode (raises hand; that's ...


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A normal hotend will not melt or cause fires, usually, see first video. However, if the power regulating unit fails as well and higher voltage is supplied (19 V on 12 V cartridge are enough) it can happen, see second video. Fires are more likely caused by overheating wires, especially where joints are presents. Hotend runaway does not cause fires from the ...


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Firefighting Agent One Halon alternative is the rather simple and cheap gas CO2. It is neither toxic nor hard to get: "60 liter" water-carbonation bottles are readily available over the counter to create soda water and contain some 200-300 liters CO2 Alternatives are Argon and Nitrogen, but those don't come in these small canisters and dissipate ...


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