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LED Light for Simple Metal

Postby bbrown64 » 2015-Jul-Sat-08-Jul

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Re: LED Light for Simple Metal

Postby AlexisnaveCA » 2015-Nov-Sat-04-Nov

I added two white LEDs in parallel the put them in series with my cooling fan which runs all the time on 12 volts ... a few volts less with the LEDs now which quiets it a little and reduces the air flow around the heated bed. it works great! :D
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Re: LED Light for Simple Metal

Postby bbrown64 » 2015-Nov-Sat-06-Nov

I have since removed this 9v set up for the light. I have simplified the light for my printer. It now has its own 12v supply from my power supply.
http://s1330.photobucket.com/user/bilbrown1951/media/20151008_140147_zpsl72r1mge.jpg.html The blue strip you see is the support form my LED's. That strip is mounted to the 40mm cooling fan. The LED's have their own on/ off switch as well.

Looking at that photo there are other mods I have made. 1.) A 30mm longer arm on the extruder. Makes it easier to operate. 2.) E3D-V6 hotend was a great upgrade. 3.) Zebra plate for the print bed, is actually a better addition than glass. I have no problems with PLA sticking to it. There is no need for glue, hair spray, or any kind of slurry.

I am completely happy with how my printer performs.
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