i have been searching and searching on heat bed upgrades for the tronxy x5s. so far what i can gather is that it is suggested and that i will need a 24 volt psu and an external mosfet. what i cant find out is which factory beds will support 24 volts and whether mine that i have will need to be changed or if it supports 24 volt. secondly i cant find if the firmware will need to be updated to support the 24 volt heatbed. for the most part my x5s is stock i have not added anything to it yet other than items that i can print out on the printer so no mechanical or hardware upgrades yet those are to come my first goal is to get this printer running reliably and so that i can print with multiple different filaments. the only thing other than printed upgrades i have done is ordered some replacement wheels for the carriage and gantry because in the past 3 weeks of printing it seems that the wheels are being chewed up by the aluminum extrusion. and i have updated the firmware to marlin 1.1.8. one other thing that i have noticed is that on my display the bed temperature reads 60 degrees but when i measure the temperature of the bed with a heat gun it only reads 49.8 degrees. any information or just a point in the right direction to find information would be greatly appreciated.
I replaced the X gantry wheels with "skids" from @pbannister's TronXY X5S upgrades https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2861239. It made a remarkable difference in the stability of the printer. I highly recommend doing this!
I had already replaced the spacers with M5 nuts and washers, but the print head was still wobbly.
So i recently put a e3d titan extruder on my machine and i changed the firmware to reflect the gearing ration and the fact that the motor is .9 degrees per step. however i did not change anything else. what i am noticing is that the stepper motor is super hot compared to the original extruder motor and it gets that way with the machine standing still not even heated the bed or the nozzle. i am wondering if anyone else has experienced this or may know anything about it. the board is the stock board running the 1.1.8 marlin firmware
The first computer I used with the X5S worked for about a day before it died. I got another computer set up and configured and now I have a new problem. Despite having S3D set up properly the printer is now printing off center. Please have a look at the pictures and let me know what I'm doing wrong. Thanks!