I am just starting to get the RADDS that i bought almost a year ago hooked up to my Tronxy X5S, which is a relatively large corexy printer, thus it comes with a fairly high wattage heatbed.

They've shipped a bunch of different versions of functionally defective heatbeds over the few years they have sold this printer, but i got lucky and bought in a window when they were shipping one that can be properly configured for 12v or 24v, and they only wired it wrong at the factory.

I now have an 800w 24v supply cobbled out of a pair of old compaq proliant hot swap supplies, so the bed doesn't draw quite as many amps reconfigured for 24v as it did in 12v configuration, but I still think it may push the limits of the onboard bed fet on the RADDS.

I have one of the smaller bed mosfet modules that has "board" and "signal" control inputs. On a regular RAMPS this works great connected to any random pin for bang-bang or a hardware pwm pin for pid.

It works connected to a servo pin or aux pin on the RADDS too, but my i noticed that during bootup and during flashing procedures, the pin seems to default to ON.

So i have some concerns about the bed getting indiscriminately heated, potentially in an error situation as well.

Is there a simple way around this? From what I have been able to glean, this may simply be due to how the Arduino DUE is, so i am guessing that it perhaps doesn't matter which pin i connect to, it's just going to be that way.

I am handy with a soldering iron and have a large stock of misc electronic parts if there is an electronic way around this.

Thanks much for any insight.

Edit: fwiw i am using Marlin 2.0-bugfixes and i have a background in embedded systems and software quality assurance so i am not completely lost in source code, but i'm not really a coder either.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/12/2019 06:36PM by Timpanogos Slim.
Hello

Which external MOSFET module do you have exactly I wonder?

Their are a few different types ..

MOSFET modules

Most all MCU's have their pins in high impedance mode when in reset/boot-up mode, so if the pin has an external pull-up then that would turn a FET on during that period (which you do not want). But it all depends on how you have it wired and on the external MOSFET schematic etc.
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Hello

Which external MOSFET module do you have exactly I wonder?

Their are a few different types ..

MOSFET modules

Most all MCU's have their pins in high impedance mode when in reset/boot-up mode, so if the pin has an external pull-up then that would turn a FET on during that period (which you do not want). But it all depends on how you have it wired and on the external MOSFET schematic etc.

I have one of these

[smile.amazon.com]

One of the jst inputs is marked "sig - gnd" or similar. I have those connected to pin 35 and ground on aux1 at the moment, with bang-bang heating. Behaved the same on the servo 3 connector.
Re: Logic-level bed FET connected to RADDS pin - default to "on" when firmware not booted?
March 13, 2019 03:20AM
The outputs of the Due default to high when no firmware is loaded, so unless either a pulldown resistor or an inverting buffer is used to drive the MOSFET, the heaters will default to on. The Duet controllers use inverting buffers to avoid this happening.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/13/2019 03:21AM by dc42.



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