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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2016 10:26 am 
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Thanks, ordered my hotplate from him this morning :D


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:51 pm 
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70 have been sold. I stil have 41 left If someone need a Custom sized heatbed. :)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:58 am 
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I bought and assembled a heatbed from Marlark earlier. I was not shure about the electronics - I mean how to fix it - but with some help from Marlark I managed and made an instruction to do this: Vertex custom heatbed for dummies. Including 4 associated parts to print. This instruction also shows how to make the heatbed as a building platform.
Download the pdf version v3: https://dl.dropbox.com/s/gsx5zu130azuno5/heatbed-for-dummies-v3.pdf?dl=0
If you would like to have a heatbed in your Vertex, don't hesitate, it's possible...


Thanks for this guide svdv. In the guide, I see that you use some bolts with plastic "heads"? Or are they some kind of special washers? Where could one get those? Or should I just glue bolts with metal heads directly to the bottom of heated bed?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 1:38 pm 
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By accident I had some special plastic washers to use as a nice finish. You don't need them.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:42 pm 
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svdv wrote:
By accident I had some special plastic washers to use as a nice finish. You don't need them.


Thanks for the reply. These washers ( or bushings, what is the correct term ? ) seem to be nice for taking the pressure from the springs, so that the bolts wont pop off from heated bed. I guess my way forward would be to glue the bolts, then print those things with ABS, add them to bolts and then move to using springs.
Do you know what the max temp tolerance for the glue should be?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:53 pm 
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I used Pattex Power Epoxy, Super Mix Metal. It can be used till 150 degrees Celsius. But I think 100 degrees should be enough.
I printed some special washers to center the springs.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:46 pm 
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Thank you for replying. I'll try to manage from here.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:24 pm 
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My Power expander just got burned while printing :-( 2 weeks ago i already had a burnt molex connector now the powerexpander :-(

Is there a better solution then to order a new power expander ? and what could be the reason for the burned expander ?

did anyone else have the same problem ?

i just read about the Relais, is that maybe the better solution ? And what exactly would i need for that ?

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:07 am 
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Read page 18 and 19 of this post. Danf has explained the problem clearly.
Meanwhile I am using a 24V PSU only for the heatbed.

Good luck


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:41 am 
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svdv wrote:
Read page 18 and 19 of this post. Danf has explained the problem clearly.
Meanwhile I am using a 24V PSU only for the heatbed.

Good luck


Thanks :-) after posting my pictures i went back a couple of pages and read the whole discussion.

I Already looked up some Solid State Relays and i think i will go with a SSR-40DD Relay like @tommeysen is trying to implement.

http://www.ebay.de/itm/141023030534?_trksid=p2060353.m2763.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

That should be good up to 40A and thats well over the 23A the heatbed is taking at 15v and see how this will work out, because at the moment buying another psu and new cables and all is out of the
question at this point from the budget side of things ;-) and i dont really want 2 powersupplys hanging under my printer.

Still a SSR-40DD Relay should be a good replacement for the powerexpander, we will see how it goes.

Meanwhile i think i will order a new power expander as a backup plan if i consider switching to a 24v powersupply.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:29 am 
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I'm not specialist in electronics, so I'll drop this question here. Why it would be bad idea to use cheap electromagnetic relay ( With diode for reverse polarity protection ) to switch the heatbed?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:46 pm 
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kilgoretrout wrote:
I'm not specialist in electronics, so I'll drop this question here. Why it would be bad idea to use cheap electromagnetic relay ( With diode for reverse polarity protection ) to switch the heatbed?


I think its a good Idea but the relay has to fit the specifications, and the one, someone tested in here was a relay set for max of 25A which can be a little shortsighted considering the headbed draws about 23A at 15V so it could get quite warm, so i opted to buy the 40A one which should be more then enough for the heatbed.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:15 pm 
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Just ordered one.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 12:13 pm 
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i installed the SSR yesterday and everything now runs smoothly :-)

The 40A SSR doesnt get hot, it doesnt get really warm its just working, doing some testprints for like 50min - 1 1/2 hours and everything is fine.

Will look into making a case or a mount for the SSR to place it inside the printer like the powerexpander.

So far im really happy with the solution. :-)


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:56 am 
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MavRaven wrote:
i installed the SSR yesterday and everything now runs smoothly :-)

The 40A SSR doesnt get hot, it doesnt get really warm its just working, doing some testprints for like 50min - 1 1/2 hours and everything is fine.

Will look into making a case or a mount for the SSR to place it inside the printer like the powerexpander.

So far im really happy with the solution. :-)


Yes I liked the solution as well, I am printing quite some time now with it without having 1 issue!


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