Questions for Guillaume about 3.1 upgrades:

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andrewsi
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Questions for Guillaume about 3.1 upgrades:

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I received the email description of the availability of the 3.1 upgrades and have one question that doesn't seem to be covered in the details as of today:

What exactly would be the purpose of ordering the "optional" stepper motors with the upgrade? Are these newer/different/better from the Wantai motors provided with the original 3.0 kits in any way?
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Post by reallybigteeth »

I am wondering the same thing.

My 3.0 came with Wantai 42BYGHW609 motors.

specs here:
http://www.wantmotor.com/ProductsView.asp?id=155&pid=80

Can we get a model number for the upgrade motors?

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Post by gfeliksdal »

Hi, the motors for the 3.1 are the same as the 3.0 except they have connectors now for easy swapping/replacement. But performance wise they are the same.

Kind regards,

Guillaume

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Post by andrewsi »

Thanks Guillaume, that's helpful information. It seems that the basic upgrade is all I really need then.
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Post by Capella_Ben »

I have another question.

I notice that the upgrade kit comes with a new extruder drive wheel. Is the diameter of this the same as the existing one? Will we need to update the firmware to use the new wheel?

Many thanks.
Ben
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Post by gfeliksdal »

Capella_Ben wrote:I have another question.

I notice that the upgrade kit comes with a new extruder drive wheel. Is the diameter of this the same as the existing one? Will we need to update the firmware to use the new wheel?

Many thanks.
Hi Ben,
the drivewheel diameter might differ slightly, but it should be hardly noticable on the print. I would recommend to let the firmware value for steps per mm unchanged.

Kind regards,

Guillaume

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