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Posted · Did the ultimaker support shut down automatically?

Hi,

Now I am using ultimaker 2 to print some large models, so the printing time is very long. I am just curious whether this machine support shut down automatically. Then I can leave it printing instaead of waiting until it finish.

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Vincent

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Posted · Did the ultimaker support shut down automatically?

No It doesn't have this function.

When the print is finished it will cool down but stayed powered on.

If I am to leave it and the print will finish when i'm away then I normally turn the LED's off. this can be done when the machine is printing under TUNE, and set LED's to 0%. You can also set it so the LED's turn off automatically when the printer is finished or to do different things under expert settings on the printer.

or you could get a power point timer and have it switch off after a set time. I always add an extra 30mins on the timer just encase.

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Posted · Did the ultimaker support shut down automatically?

Thanks for your long explaination. It is really helpful. You just mentioned that you can have it switch off after a set time. So how to do this? Does the ultimaker support this function or need I modify the firmware? I just do not want the machine power on all the time until I turn off it. Thanks a lot!

Thanks,

Vincent

 

No It doesn't have this function.

When the print is finished it will cool down but stayed powered on.

If I am to leave it and the print will finish when i'm away then I normally turn the LED's off. this can be done when the machine is printing under TUNE, and set LED's to 0%. You can also set it so the LED's turn off automatically when the printer is finished or to do different things under expert settings on the printer.

or you could get a power point timer and have it switch off after a set time. I always add an extra 30mins on the timer just encase.

 

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Posted · Did the ultimaker support shut down automatically?

I think Labern's only talking about the LED's shutting off, not the printer itself.

However it's totally fine to leave it on. Once the print is finished the heated bed and printhead cools down and the stepper motors turn off, so essentially its idle, like a computer in screen saver mode. It's on, but it's not really doing anything.

I leave prints overnight all the time and come back to a finished print in the morning (or over a few days...)

 

Thanks for your long explaination. It is really helpful. You just mentioned that you can have it switch off after a set time. So how to do this? Does the ultimaker support this function or need I  modify the firmware? I just do not want the machine power on all the time until I turn off it. Thanks a lot!

Thanks,

Vincent

 

No It doesn't have this function.

When the print is finished it will cool down but stayed powered on.

If I am to leave it and the print will finish when i'm away then I normally turn the LED's off. this can be done when the machine is printing under TUNE, and set LED's to 0%. You can also set it so the LED's turn off automatically when the printer is finished or to do different things under expert settings on the printer.

or you could get a power point timer and have it switch off after a set time. I always add an extra 30mins on the timer just encase.

 

 

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Posted · Did the ultimaker support shut down automatically?

Yes, I found that the motor , the hot end, the hot bed and the PWM fan can stop working when the printing finish, but the 5v fan working all the time. So I am not sure whether it is ok for this fan work for a so long time.

Thanks,

Vincent

 

I think Labern's only talking about the LED's shutting off, not the printer itself.

However it's totally fine to leave it on. Once the print is finished the heated bed and printhead cools down and the stepper motors turn off, so essentially its idle, like a computer in screen saver mode. It's on, but it's not really doing anything.

I leave prints overnight all the time and come back to a finished print in the morning (or over a few days...)

 

Thanks for your long explaination. It is really helpful. You just mentioned that you can have it switch off after a set time. So how to do this? Does the ultimaker support this function or need I  modify the firmware? I just do not want the machine power on all the time until I turn off it. Thanks a lot!

Thanks,

Vincent

 

No It doesn't have this function.

When the print is finished it will cool down but stayed powered on.

If I am to leave it and the print will finish when i'm away then I normally turn the LED's off. this can be done when the machine is printing under TUNE, and set LED's to 0%. You can also set it so the LED's turn off automatically when the printer is finished or to do different things under expert settings on the printer.

or you could get a power point timer and have it switch off after a set time. I always add an extra 30mins on the timer just encase.

 

 

 

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Posted · Did the ultimaker support shut down automatically?

For switching off the whole printer you can use one of THESE

But you need to find one that works in your country. I always add extra time to what cura says just in case.

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Posted · Did the ultimaker support shut down automatically?

Yes the small fan can run for hours.

how old is your printer? the new ones the small fan turns off when it cools down to 40deg

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Posted · Did the ultimaker support shut down automatically?

I am using the ultimaker2 and I found the mainboad version is V2.1.1. From the diagram, I found that the small fan is connedcted to 5v power directly. So it is not under the control of the microprocessor. So how to make it turns off when it cools down to 40deg. There is a update for the mainboad after V2.1.1 , right?

 

Yes the small fan can run for hours.

how old is your printer? the new ones the small fan turns off when it cools down to 40deg

 

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Posted · Did the ultimaker support shut down automatically?

V2.1.4 is the new board. its not supported on the older ones

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Posted · Did the ultimaker support shut down automatically?

I have the older ones, and the small fan runs for a long time. I haven't had one die yet through natural operation.

(But I have killed one accidentally when I took apart the shroud, and the corner of the shroud hit the fan breaking a blade off. This imbalanced the whole thing and made it noisy and induced a lot of vibration. But it still worked. It was just annoying loud.) Be careful when doing modifications/repairs.

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Posted · Did the ultimaker support shut down automatically?

I see. Thank you Labern. Then where can I find the circuit diagram, I want to have a look at the 5v fan connection.

 

V2.1.4 is the new board. its not supported on the older ones

 

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Posted · Did the ultimaker support shut down automatically?

In this folder Ultimaker2Go/1546/1546 ultimainboard V2.1.4 electronics, right?

 

I see. Thank you Labern. Then where can I find the circuit diagram, I want to have a look at the 5v fan connection.

 

V2.1.4 is the new board. its not supported on the older ones

 

 

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Posted (edited) · Did the ultimaker support shut down automatically?

From the diagram, I found that the small fan is connedcted to 5v power directly. So it is not under the control of the microprocessor.  So how to make it  turns off when it cools down to 40deg.

 

@mnis has submitted a reliable solution for the 5V fan  nearly a year ago.

Perhaps it's time to reawaken his brilliant idea?

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Posted · Did the ultimaker support shut down automatically?

 

From the diagram, I found that the small fan is connedcted to 5v power directly. So it is not under the control of the microprocessor.  So how to make it  turns off when it cools down to 40deg.

 

@mnis has submitted a reliable solution for the 5V fan  nearly a year ago.

Perhaps it's time to reawaken his brilliant idea?

 

Holy that rocks!

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Posted · Did the ultimaker support shut down automatically?

Hi Labern,

One more question.:)I look into the circuit diagram of the mainboard v2.1.4. I found the big change is that the 5v small fan is under the control of the microprocessor. Also there are some resistors added to the output of the A4988, right? I am a little curious what is the reason of it? Besides these 2 differences, there seems no big change between the v2.1.4 and the v2.1.1. is that correct?

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yip, that one or UM2 extended

 

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Posted · Did the ultimaker support shut down automatically?

I'm not 100% sure of all the changes but it was mainly done as lots of people wanted the fan to switch off because of the noise

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