Switchable Fan to Airduct Cuts Out

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evanr
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Switchable Fan to Airduct Cuts Out

Post by evanr »

Hello All,

I was about to do my first test print.

But when I heat up the extruder & the table,
the Switchable Fan mounted to the Airduct cuts out after about 5sec.

The fan and the heated extruder seem to work OK at the same time,
but the fan doesn't stay on when the heated table is turned on.

Is this normal?
When should this fan be turned on?

thanks,
Evan

satoer
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Post by satoer »

I have it on all the time. some turn it on after the first layer. You can adjust this setting in the printer settings or the slicer settings. If you want it on, it has to be on 100% otherwise it wont turn.
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evanr
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Post by evanr »

ok, thanks satoer.

I checked the printer & slicer settings:
... can't find any controls about the Switchable fan other than the on/off toggle with the bar slider set at 100% (on the Manual Control pane).
Can you let me know where more fan controls are, please?

So, from what you are saying:
FIRST layer Switchable fan OFF, Heated Bed ON
SECOND layer Switchable fan ON, Heated Bed OFF
?

The Switchable fan cuts out if the Heated Bed is turned on,
I don't have an option to keep both on at the same time.
... seems overloaded or something
Is this normal?

evanr
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Post by evanr »

Solved the Switchable Fan issue,
red wire to terminal in box wiggled lose.

Is this the correct way to use the Switchable Fan/Heated Bed?:
FIRST layer Switchable fan OFF, Heated Bed ON
SECOND layer+ Switchable fan ON, Heated Bed OFF

satoer
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Post by satoer »

Heated bed alway's on until the print is done.
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Lioric
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Post by Lioric »

First (couple of) layer: Fan Off, increased extruder temps (30 to 40 degrees more)
Next layers: Fan ON, extruder temps as usual

Heated Bed: Always ON

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