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Posted · Switch on/off heated bed after printing

I use UM with the Ulticontroller.

I have a heated bed with an external controller and display. I want to switch it off after printing. To save power and to cool down. How can I do this without connecting a PC to UM?

Thanks Franz

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    Posted · Switch on/off heated bed after printing

    If I understand you well,

    // M140 - Set bed target temp as end g-code does not work because it does not control your heated bed.

    So the question is :

    - can I connect the ulticontroller to my heated bed

    - can I make a connection in series between the two "switches".

    To cool down quickly, you could use

    // M106 - Fan on

    // G4 - Dwell S or P

    // M107 - Fan of

    I am just guessing.

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    Posted · Switch on/off heated bed after printing
    I use UM with the Ulticontroller.

    I have a heated bed with an external controller and display. I want to switch it off after printing. To save power and to cool down. How can I do this without connecting a PC to UM?

    Thanks Franz

    Hi fboth

    Look at this http://forum.ultimaker.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1087 post about a suicide switch for the UM. You should be able the plug you HBP into the socket as the UM and switch it off after.

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    Posted · Switch on/off heated bed after printing

    Dear Filipo,

    thanks for your reply.

    If I could use the heated bed with the Ulticontroller I would do it.

    I would connect a Relay, which I have already bought and mounted to the Heta Bed 1 Output and the thermistor to the Heat Bed 1 input.

    What do I need to do then in the Software or is everything ready to be used?

    I am not an expert in programming the firmware.

    Many thanks for your feedback.

    Franz

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    Posted · Switch on/off heated bed after printing

    Dear flip

    I do not know how to make the firmware seeing temperature end to control heater.

    If the frimware would do it and the ulticontroller too, then the hardware is no problem I can do that.

    Thanks for your help

    Franz

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    Posted · Switch on/off heated bed after printing

    Dear all,

    finally I got my heated bed working fine. Thanks for your help.

    I could make use of Daids firmware setup program and then connect my heated bed.

    I use 100k NTC and an extra power supply controlled by a relay connected to the HeatBed output.

    Bed temperature is about +/- 3°C close what seems ok.

    Now I will make some trials.

    Best regards

    Franz

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