Metal Plus (1504), power supply wires disconnected.

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Metal Plus (1504), power supply wires disconnected.

Postby DaedalusMinor » 2017-Aug-Thu-11-Aug

The white female connector to the printrbot looks to have been overheated and all three black wires to the power supply have become disconnected from the male connector. The only reason I've noticed is because my printrbot stopped printing after maintenance, so it's possible that I just moved the wires out of place while they were weakly connected. I'm hesitant to re-crimp the wires to a new connector, since I don't know much on electronics and wiring. But right now, it seems to be the easiest solution. So, does anyone know where to get the white female connector on the printer? So far I've only found the black male connector. And would re-crimping work? Or is there a better solution? I haven't gotten a response from printrbot support.
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Re: Metal Plus (1504), power supply wires disconnected.

Postby RetireeJay » 2017-Aug-Thu-20-Aug

I would start over with new connectors on both sides. There's a lengthy post in the forum with part numbers for connector shells, the male & female pins, and even a crimping tool suitable for the purpose. viewtopic.php?f=21&t=4567&p=41427
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