Smart effector with Mosquito



  • I am hoping someone can help me figure out what’s going on with my smart effector. Worked for over a year and nothing changed, EXCEPT I changed over to a mosquito. I noticed the green LED goes bananas even when sitting still. Went to run its first print and at all probe points I received “probe already triggered”.

    Did I break something, crush something, etc? Just not sure where to look.



  • @bpislife I did change from a 35W to a 50W heater cart. Is there something I need to calibrate out for it to work. The hotend already turns off when it goes to probe but the green light still goes crazy.



  • Just to add a little more detail. If I change the sensitivity to about 85 it stops the LEDs both when its still and when its moving. The issue is even with a feed rate set to 3000 the nozzle hits the bed and skips. Any ideas?



  • how did you screw in the moskito into the smart effector?

    the moskito has a different layout. the smart effector comes with that specially designed v6 radiator that specially triggers the pressure probes in the smart effector.



  • @veti 713Maker produce an adaptor to mate the mosquito to the smart-effector



  • Maybe you overtightened the adaptor?



  • i would swap in the v6 hotend and see if its working again to rule out damage on the effector.


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    @bpislife said in Smart effector with Mosquito:

    I am hoping someone can help me figure out what’s going on with my smart effector. Worked for over a year and nothing changed, EXCEPT I changed over to a mosquito. I noticed the green LED goes bananas even when sitting still. Went to run its first print and at all probe points I received “probe already triggered”.

    Did I break something, crush something, etc? Just not sure where to look.

    Does it stop triggering if you turn the hot end heatsink fan off? If so then the triggering is due to magnetic fields from the fan. Position the fan away from the strain gauge electronics on the effector.



  • @veti it did work fine with the e3d hotend but may try swapping it back in just to see.

    @dc42 it happens anytime the sensitivity is set below 80 regardless of the hotend state. This problem also seemed to have steadily crept in as the light makes more false triggers then normal. Like I said it worked well enough. Now I am running G32 with the hotend off just to rule out noise or interference from the hotend or fans.

    Thinking deeper, what sort of things would effect the sensitivity? Noise I know, but what about bad ground, broken or out of spec part (if so, which ones in particular) etc?

    Also what force would you expect needs to be seen for it to trigger at 85? Doesn’t seem that far off from 50 in a scale of 255, but event 6000 federate doesn’t trigger it properly.



  • Ok, turns out I damaged the traces on the PCB. Looks like I am going to be ordering a new one. I do plan to attempt to repair the traces, but we all already know how that's going to end.

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  • @bpislife Ok, to close this post out. I was able to repair the traces. What I did was short the broken traces out at the very top, so 5 lines were essentially shorted together. I figured this was better then simply breaking the circuit. I did this in the two places where I had damaged the trace. Turns out the washer had been dented when I removed the e3d hotend and it dug into the PCB when I torqued down the nut.

    Anyways, the smart effector works like a champ now.


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