HEATER 1 Fault

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HEATER 1 Fault

Postby felich » Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:40 pm

Artemis was printing away (using PETG) at 250 degrees when the hotend temperature plot went through very rapid plus and minus 30 degree swings and then threw a "Heater 1 Fault" and shut down the heater.

I cycled the power on Artemis and restarted my print with no faults.

Now I worry that it will fault again on some 20 hour print.

I read somewhere about connector issues on the SE300.
Is that still an issue?
Is there a retrofit needed?

Thanks for your help.
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Re: HEATER 1 Fault

Postby Bones056 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:18 pm

I have a ton of hours on my Artemis.. Out of no where I started to get Heater Faults.. Traced it to the Red & Black wires that go into the White connector on the SE300. Pushed them back in and have had no Hearter Faults since... I try to check the connector every week and I do find that the wires do start to work there way out again. So not sure what the fix for this would be other then keep pushing them back down into the connector again. Hope this helps..

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Re: HEATER 1 Fault

Postby felich » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:56 pm

I am not satisfied with wiggling wires to make it work for a while.
I am making large prints that each use up $20 of filament.
I have to start each print with a full roll so an aborted print is not just a waste of my time.

The heater connector looks under rated for the current it carries.
I am thinking of soldering the heater wires right to the SE300 board.

The problem could also be with the temp sensor, however. :shock:
The heater plot has spikes that are too close together to be the heating element power cutting out and in and out and in and out.

What's the fix for this problem :?: :?:
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