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Please help to setup custom thermistor smiling smiley

Posted by VladCronos 
Please help to setup custom thermistor smiling smiley
April 16, 2018 07:36PM
Hi folks!

I am relatively new to this firmware and I have Duet WiFi board with web client.

My company have recently produced a custom new thermistor for 3D printer. I have a PDF here and a task to make it properly work in the firmware, but I have no clue where to start. i went into config file, and found some values there, also looked through the wiki already. Does not help much in my situation.
The only value that I have in this document is: B(150/250)=5300K +/-3%
I also have a million of resistance values for this thermistor for million temperature points.

My second question is whether it is possible to control how much power is going into heater cartridge, and if yes, where to find that.

Would really appreciate if someone can shed some light for me.


Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/16/2018 07:37PM by VladCronos.
Re: Please help to setup custom thermistor smiling smiley
April 17, 2018 02:24AM
Use the M305 command in the config.g file to specify the thermistor parameters. If you know the Steinhart-Hart model coefficients for your thermistor, then specify the resistance at 25C (T parameter), the reciprocal of the S-H b coefficient (B parameter), and the S-H c coefficient (C parameter). If you don't known the S-H coefficients, pick 3 points from the resistance vs. temperature table for your thermistor (e.g. 25C, 180C and 280C) and use the calculator in the configuration tool at reprapfirmware.org to calculate them.

You can limit the maximum heater PWM using the S parameter in the M307 command.

More help is available in the Duet and RepRapFirmware forum at duet3d.com.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/17/2018 02:26AM by dc42.


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Re: Please help to setup custom thermistor smiling smiley
April 17, 2018 05:34AM
Thanks a lot. Going to try this. I only have B parameter and Temperature points values. And it keeps reporting 50C at room temperature and about 30C off at high temps.
Re: Please help to setup custom thermistor smiling smiley
April 17, 2018 05:40AM
Try the RepRapFirmware configurator at reprapfirmware.org. On the Heaters page, click on the link to calculate thermistor coefficients. You can enter three resistance/temperature pairs there.


Delta printer calibration calculator, mini IR Z probe, and colour touch screen control panel: [escher3d.com]

Large delta printer, and other 3D printer blog postings: [miscsolutions.wordpress.com]

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Re: Please help to setup custom thermistor smiling smiley
April 17, 2018 05:44AM
Okay, calculator is not helping at all. sad smiley It is 500C thermistor and I think reprap calc thinks I entered the wrong value, while I didn't. See screenshot attached.

Any ideas?

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Re: Please help to setup custom thermistor smiling smiley
April 18, 2018 02:09AM
Try this calculator instead [www.thinksrs.com]. The B parameter in M305 is the reciprocal of the B value from that calculator.


Delta printer calibration calculator, mini IR Z probe, and colour touch screen control panel: [escher3d.com]

Large delta printer, and other 3D printer blog postings: [miscsolutions.wordpress.com]

Disclosure: I have a financial interest in sales of the Panel Due, Mini IR height sensor, and Duet WiFi/Duet Ethernet [www.duet3d.com].
Re: Please help to setup custom thermistor smiling smiley
April 18, 2018 11:53AM
BTW, what brand is it ? Are you a full time employee or is it part of your curriculum ?
How about giving the chart, curve here ?
A 500C thermistor could interest people here.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/18/2018 11:53AM by MKSA.


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Re: Please help to setup custom thermistor smiling smiley
April 18, 2018 01:10PM
Quote
VladCronos
Okay, calculator is not helping at all. sad smiley It is 500C thermistor and I think reprap calc thinks I entered the wrong value, while I didn't. See screenshot attached.

Any ideas?

The calculator at reprapfirmware.org has now been updated to allow thermistor resistance up to 10Mohms.


Delta printer calibration calculator, mini IR Z probe, and colour touch screen control panel: [escher3d.com]

Large delta printer, and other 3D printer blog postings: [miscsolutions.wordpress.com]

Disclosure: I have a financial interest in sales of the Panel Due, Mini IR height sensor, and Duet WiFi/Duet Ethernet [www.duet3d.com].
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