Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts

Can I safely upgrade my UM2 to UM2+, and use Cura 2.5, but with firmware Vers:_15.04.5?


purps
 Share

Recommended Posts

Posted (edited) · Can I safely upgrade my UM2 to UM2+, and use Cura 2.5, but with firmware Vers:_15.04.5?

As the title says really! I would appreciate any and all help.

Discussion of my firmware upgrade problems is here https://ultimaker.com/en/community/44827-cant-update-firmware-on-um2-i-think-ive-checked-all-the-obvious-stuff

Obviously that problem needs solving, but in the short term I need to crack on as I have orders to fulfill.

Cheers,

Matt.

Edited by Guest
  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · Can I safely upgrade my UM2 to UM2+, and use Cura 2.5, but with firmware Vers:_15.04.5?

    The feeder needs a different e-step setting.

    So you can either stay with the old feeder until your firmware issue is solved, or add a

     

    M92  E369.00

     

    in your GCode to adjust the e-steps manually

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · Can I safely upgrade my UM2 to UM2+, and use Cura 2.5, but with firmware Vers:_15.04.5?

    No the e-steps is a firmware thing...

    (it can be overridden with GCode, but it is not a common practice)

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · Can I safely upgrade my UM2 to UM2+, and use Cura 2.5, but with firmware Vers:_15.04.5?

    Attention, the direction of rotation of the feeder must be changed!

    Normally this is done over the firmware update.

    • Like 1
    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · Can I safely upgrade my UM2 to UM2+, and use Cura 2.5, but with firmware Vers:_15.04.5?

    Good point.

    And you cannot change that with G-Code...

    You could swap the cables of the stepper, but waiting on a solution for the firmware is probably easier...

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · Can I safely upgrade my UM2 to UM2+, and use Cura 2.5, but with firmware Vers:_15.04.5?

    Thanks guys, believe it or not I was actually aware of the stepper motor direction issue - however that's what I thought the G-Code mod was for! Clearly not.

    OK, so can I safely install the new hot end, but wait until later for the feeder? Everything else, the heaters, the new thermocouple, everything at the hot end of the UM2+ upgrade kit will be OK with firmware Vers:_15.04.5?

    Thanks again,

    Matt.

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · Can I safely upgrade my UM2 to UM2+, and use Cura 2.5, but with firmware Vers:_15.04.5?

    Temperature sensor is a PT100 on both version, not a thermocouple.

    But yes, you can safely upgrade the hot end and keep the same firmware.

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · Can I safely upgrade my UM2 to UM2+, and use Cura 2.5, but with firmware Vers:_15.04.5?

    Beg your pardon, temperature sensor.

    Thank you both for the advice - as you'll see in the aforementioned thread, the firmware issue is sorted.

    Cheers,

    Matt.

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now
     Share

    • Our picks

      • New here? Get ahead with a free onboarding course
        Hi,
         
        Often getting started is the most difficult part of any process. A good start sets you up for success and saves you time and energy that could be spent elsewhere. That is why we have a onboarding course ready for
        Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle, Ultimaker S5, Ultimaker S3 Ultimaker 2+ Connect.   
        They're ready for you on the Ultimaker Academy platform. All you need to do to gain access is to register your product to gain free access. 
        Ready? Register your product here in just 60 seconds.
          • Like
        • 8 replies
    ×
    ×
    • Create New...