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Posted · Easy to seperate extruder head cables

Hi all!

I often take my ultimaker with me. Unfortunately the feeder part is not really comfortable in terms of a simple box :-)

Therefor I´m thinking of applying some connectors on the back plate to seperate the cables between the PCB and the print head (fan, heater, sensor) below the feeder so that I can uncoupple the whole bowden/cable/feeder part and place it safely inside the ultimaker while transportation.

I´m not an electician so I would like to ask the community if anyone could give me an advice if this additional seperation point could lead to problems (for the black multi-cable I guess not, but what about the heater lead??).

What do you thingk about?


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    Posted · Easy to seperate extruder head cables

    Yes, that's a good idea. In fact, your ultimaker can work well even when you bring the feeder with your hands.

    So, the only problem is the plug parts.

    for the electric connection, it's easy to cut the original wires and to connect them with some kind of sockets.

    You might need to order some tools and learn for a while.


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    Posted · Easy to seperate extruder head cables

    Yes, that´s true... electical engineering is not my favorite... :-)

    As you said, cutting the cables is not the issue, put some small connectors on for the small leads should be feasible also for me :-)

    But I have concerns about the heater cable as it is specially covered. Also I have concerns that the connector might get too hot as I assume that the heater needs a few amperes...


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