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Archive for November 2nd, 2017

RAMPS 1.4: Simulated Heater

Epoxying a 100 kΩ thermistor to a 909 Ω resistor (because I have a bunch of them) serves as a simple heater tester:

Simulated heater - thermistor bonding

Simulated heater – thermistor bonding

It dissipates 450 mW, raising the temperature enough to let the PWM control kick in, but not enough to get scary hot.

Some heatstink tubing prevents reduces the likelihood of horrible accidents involving the 20 V motor / heater power supply:

RAMPS 1.4 - Simulated heaters

RAMPS 1.4 – Simulated heaters

Keeping it under 50 °C seems like a Good Idea:

RAMPS 1.4 - Simulated heater - LCD

RAMPS 1.4 – Simulated heater – LCD

Not that I have a need to heat anything, but the MOSFETs work!

 

 

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