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Dual Z axis on SKR 1.3

by Gnattycole

Not sure if anyone has successfully cracked this but I'm trying to set up a dual Z drive using the E1 port as a Z2 stepper driver. It seems to be driving ok apart from the steps per unit seem to be out. i.e. one of the motors is turning further than the other per demanded distance and the bed goes out of true.
I think it's because it is picking up the steps per unit from the E0 which on my config is 500 as opposed to 400 for the Z (X,Y,Z, E0 {80,80,400,500} I tried adding the E1 value of 400 but got a compile error stating Too many values for default axis steps, had I enabled DISTINCT_E_FACTORS. I did enable it but the error message persisted each time I attempted to compile. Also, when I run a M122 command in Pronerface, it doesn't report the 5th stepper driver which is a TMC2208 V3.0 un UART mode. (They all are). Not sure if it's supposed to when dual z axis is enabled in config_adv.h but I don't think I've missed any other settings.
This is frustrating as it's so close to working now. I wanted to enable the dual axis so the bed would home flat using the ABL probe. I've got an 8mm aluminium plate fitted for a heat bed so it tends to drop unevenly once the steppers are disabled.
Any info appreciated folks.

dual z marlin 2.0 SKR tronxy x5s
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HI all

by silvatech

Got a new X5SA coming (the newer 2019 version) , I was going to custom build one, but for sale price of $220 bucks you just cant beat it. Plan to get the SKR1.3 for it and few other things planned.

Has anyone had any luck with direct extrusion?

Thanks in advance =).

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Just picked up a x5sa-500 from ebay

by jerm240

what upgrades can anyone recommend for this printer? I still have to wire in the heated bed and make sure it works but for 220.00 and having to drive 4 hours to pick it up it was worth the risk on such a huge printer now im looking to get it running?

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Printer hangs at "E1 heating..."

by NickDirty

Hi all. I bought a used Tronxy X5S and I am having some issues getting it to print.

The previous owner has upgraded the hotbed with a MOSFET and a 24v power supply and removed the second cooling fan on the print head. Other than that, everything appears stock.

The printer will hang at "E1 heating..."

As far as I can tell, this will go on indefinitely. I let it go for 50 minutes. The LCD readout shows the bed heating, then the hotend going to target temp, but then nothing happens. The bed and hotend just stay at the target temp. I can move the axis manually via the board.

I'm slicing with Cura 4.4, and I've tried my own gcode, as well as what I assume were previous successful prints that were existing on the SD card with the same issue.

I upgraded the Firmware to 1.1.8 hoping that would fix the issue but it does not seem to have any effect.

The only thing I can think of is that the side fan has been removed and the circuit is open, but unplugging or jumping the wires together doesn't seem to have any effect.

Has anyone had this issue before? I am at a loss for how to even diagnose this issue, let alone fix it.

Thanks for reading!

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