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Bed temperatures for PLA

by allen476

This is a really stupid question but I can not get any adhesion.

What do all off you use for the bed temperature for PLA and/or PLA+ when using a PEI sheet over glass?
(I use Inland and Hatchbox and occasionally Hictop)

I have tried everything from 45 to 60 and no go.

Maybe I am not doing something right? I bought the CR-10S as a replacement for my Anet A8 as I need a larger print area for growing a starting business. With the Anet, I always printed on glass with hairspray. I decided to try to switch to PEI to make my life easier. The only barrier to printing is the adhesion issue.

I appreciate any responses. Thanks

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by mwieting

I have a CR10 that I've installed a BLtouch on. The wiring for the Bltouch is working fine but I am having a few issues.
First off.
When i select level bed on the control box it does to the middle of the bed, checks to see if its level, the it moves to the right. Thats the problem though. the X axis moves to the right but doesnt stop moving to the right. I have to shut off the printer. It seems like it doesnt know where to check for locations on the bed for being level.
Secondly, the same thing happens when I try to auto home.
Lastly (for the time being) if someone has a good guide to how to properly calibrate my bltouch it would be appreciated.

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Connectors for heater cartridge

by Rapsey

I'm in the process of doing the E3D V6 upgrade for my CR-10S S4 (12V). E3D uses Molex Micro-Fit connectors on their fan/thermistor wires but they do not put connectors on their heater cartridges and they instruct users to splice them directly. I would prefer to make my printer as modular as possible so now I'm wondering: why is that? Perhaps the current draw of the heater cartridge exceeds the limits of common connectors?

If using a connector is not a Bad Idea™, which connectors would you recommend?

EDIT: A 40W heater at 12V would draw ~3.3A. This exceeds most JST connectors but the Molex Micro-Fit connectors are rated for 8.5A so I'm thinking they should be fine here too.

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by WilderRig

Hey if you guys are not a follower of CHEP'S Filament Friday you should check out these tools he uses. I have them both and I love them. I got them at a great price and I am one who does not do a lot of promoting but I bought them, I use them and I love them.

Between the two of these, there is a tool for anything I need to work on my printer.


Filament Friday Tool Kit:


Screwdriver Set:

Just thought I would share.

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Cr 10s Update problems

by Sascha86

Hello everybody,

I have time early in the year a cr10s without problems with USB and also operated octoprint! Now I've made a firmware update because I was shown in octoprint that I have to make an update because of overheating! If I connect the printer s.den PC with win 10 heats the bed in the infinite exactly the same with the octoprint! But when I connect the printer with my laptop 'win 7', it runs normally again Firmware update of th3d and with arduino aufspielpielt! Hope someone can help me have already tried everything google ago without success ...

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