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Having problems with temperature readings

Posted by jpotts 
Having problems with temperature readings
April 17, 2014 10:03PM
Hopefully someone can help me out here...

I have a Sanguinololu 1.3a board with 4.7k pullup resistors installed.
I have a J-Head hotend MK V-BV (the real deal, not a knockoff)

The hotend has a 104GT-2 thermistor installed.

The problem that I have is that it reads values, just not correctly.

For instance...
repetier host is set to: 255C
The Thermistor reads: 235C in Repetier
My meter says the temperature is 172C

I think my meter thermocouple is the most accurate considering it seems to follow the melt point of the plastic.

Any ideas why this could be so far off?

Re: Having problems with temperature readings
April 18, 2014 06:40AM
Mostly likely your using the wrong thermistor table in your firmware

In marlin it should be a type 5.

If it is type 5 in marlin, then check that there is 5v on R9 and R10 (also goes threw to 5v pin is ISP header, so easy to check)

Also check the resistance of the thermistor (while unplugged from the board) , it should be near 100 kOhms at 25c (room temp, more or less)

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/18/2014 06:43AM by Dust.
Re: Having problems with temperature readings
April 18, 2014 08:22AM
I guess I should have mentioned that I was using repetier firmware.
The table is set to a type 8.

I will meter what you mentioned and report my findings in a little bit
Re: Having problems with temperature readings
April 18, 2014 11:17AM
The thermistor ohms out to 100k or pretty close to that at room temperature.

I am getting 4.98vdc at the rail.
The only thing I did notice is that the resistor value on R9 and R10 is 4.61 Kohm

I may try to make a custom table with the beta value and resistor value to see what it changes with the readings
Re: Having problems with temperature readings
April 21, 2014 02:04PM
Yeah... still open to suggestions...

The temperature reading is even worse now!
I used the beta reading of 4267k for a 104-gt2
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