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Posted · 3 prong white (female) block on extruder

Right, when I looked at my cable, then the wiki, I have....

Female Blue Purple

Male Red/Yellow/Black

Male Green/Orange/Brown

On the print head, I have that three-prong female plug, then the male red/black fan plug

What's #3? And what should go where?

 

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    Posted · 3 prong white (female) block on extruder

    You can use either cable that fits. It only plug in one way. Try it the other way just to see. When you connect the other end, make sure you use the right one (not the one that dangling on the head end)

     

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    Posted · 3 prong white (female) block on extruder

    You say use either cable....but make sure you use the right one....that's a contradiction :)

    Let me sum it up ... 2 connections, 3 connertors on the cable...I was thinking perhaps it is this way if you go to dual extruders (which I have the option kit...but not using it right off)

     

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    Posted · 3 prong white (female) block on extruder

    What I said above is not exactly correct. Read the step 5 instructions when you get there. Its explained.

     

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    Posted · 3 prong white (female) block on extruder

    One of the 3 receptacle plugs will be used at the head end. One will be dangling and waiting for the second extruder. Both of the plugs on other ends will both be plugged into the control board. The cables could be reversed on both ends with no ill effect with one being used and the other not.

     

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    Posted · 3 prong white (female) block on extruder

    Okay, that makes sense...hopefully one of the Ultimaker guys will reply as well to confirm that!

     

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    Posted · 3 prong white (female) block on extruder

    That extra cable is for the extra extruder if you do dual. Or if you break the cable at some point you can use the second one as a spare. It *does* matter which is which when you plug into the circuit board. I mean extruder 1 goes to extruder 1 regardless of which cable/color you use.

     

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    Posted · 3 prong white (female) block on extruder

    Okay, that makes sense...hopefully one of the Ultimaker guys will reply as well to confirm that!

     

    Really?! Why not just read the instructions? Its all there and very specific

    Thank you for the clarification GR5

    Matt

     

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    Posted · 3 prong white (female) block on extruder

    Mastory, please stop replying Nothing you say is helpful :roll:

    You didn't know the answer until GR5 posted, then you comment I need to follow directions, its very clear.

     

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    Posted · 3 prong white (female) block on extruder

    That extra cable is for the extra extruder if you do dual. Or if you break the cable at some point you can use the second one as a spare. It *does* matter which is which when you plug into the circuit board. I mean extruder 1 goes to extruder 1 regardless of which cable/color you use.

     

    Thank you!

     

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    Posted · 3 prong white (female) block on extruder

    from the black signal cable come 3 cables/headers.

    Female Blue Purple > For your hot end fan.

    Male Red/Yellow/Black > people usually use this one to connect to your thermocouple transmitter (as shown on your picture. A proper connection will active the blue Led when your UM is turned on).

    Male Green/Orange/Brown > This one usually is saved for dual extrusion, unless the other one (R/Y/B) gets damaged.

     

    The G/O/B and R/Y/B share the same function, in any case make sure to plug the same cable (G/O/B or R/Y/B) in your electronics AND in your thermocouple transmitter.

     

    Good luck!

     

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    Posted · 3 prong white (female) block on extruder

    Thank you, Sander

    Mastory I am not going to reply to the insulting private message you sent. I have notified Ultimaker Staff.

     

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