Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts
Sign in to follow this  

Easy to seperate extruder head cables

Recommended Posts

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?


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

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.


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

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...


Share this post

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
Sign in to follow this  


  • Our picks

    • Architect Design Contest | Vehicles.
      We're open for entries! - Design and submit your 3D designs of architectural entourage - vehicles - for a chance to win a large filament pack. Presenting an idea, an architectural design or something as big as an urban project isn't easy. A scaled model can really help to get your idea across.
        • Like
      • 24 replies
    • What The DfAM?
      I'm Steve Cox, an experienced engineer familiar with 3D printing. I wanted to share some DfAM guidelines with this community to help and make stronger parts.
      I'm also an Autodesk Certified Instructor for Fusion 360, so many of the images in ...
        • Thanks
        • Like
      • 23 replies

Important Information

Welcome to the Ultimaker Community of 3D printing experts. Visit the following links to read more about our Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy. Thank you!