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Hotend fan and security

Posted by build3r 
Hotend fan and security
May 09, 2021 03:06AM
I worry a bit about the heat break fan or its cable failing. Ideally, printing would then stop.

How do you deal with this scenario? Just accept the risk? Or is there a standard way to detect and deal with such a failure?

(not sure whether this is the right forum, but I use a Duet 2)
Re: Hotend fan and security
May 10, 2021 02:11AM
You could do it like this:

1. Use a 3- or 4-wire fan. Connect it to the Duet as described on the Duet3D wiki. For Duet 2 you need to connect the tacho wire to the Duet via a diode. Duet 3 and 3 mini support a direct connection.
2. Configure RepRapFirmware 3 to use the tacho wire and display the reading in the web interface.
3. The tacho RPM reading and hot end temperature are both available in the object model. So in the daemon.g file you can use a loop that checks whether the hot end is hot and the fan RPM is too low, and does an emergency stop if so.

Large delta printer [miscsolutions.wordpress.com], E3D tool changer, Robotdigg SCARA printer, Crane Quad and Ormerod

Disclosure: I design Duet electronics and work on RepRapFirmware, [duet3d.com].
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