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Posted · Turning off Ultimaker S5

I sometimes remotely turn off my S5 after it has finished a print if I'm not there or doing it over night. I do this through a remote switch at the power point, effectively just cutting the power to the printer.


Does anyone know if this is detrimental or not to the printer and is it essentially the same as turning off via the main switch at the back? Is the main switch simply a manual disconnect of the power or is it a more complex power down, and therefore is crudely removing the power potentially harmful to the electronics? 

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    Posted · Turning off Ultimaker S5

    As far as I know, the power switch also just cuts the power, there is no power down procedure or such things. Just be careful that you give the printer some time after the print has finished, that the hot end can cool down properly. 

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    Posted · Turning off Ultimaker S5

    Thanks Smithy,


    I kind of figured so, as it's just a standard rocker switch, but always cheaper to check than assume 🙂


    I always give the printer plenty of time for cooldown, but thanks for the reminder.


    Happy printing!

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