anyone reduce wires to extruder by combing power/GND cables?
r123 last edited by r123
Like many, have a bundle of wires running to my extruder which combine into what looks like quite a lot of mass. From memory:
40W heater: 2 wires +24v PWM / GND;
Parts fan: 2 wires 24v PWM / GND;
Cartridge thermistor: 2 wires +5v stimulus / sense;
Hotend fan 2 wires: 24v PWM / GND;
BLT touch: 3 wires - +5v / GND / sense;
Endstop microswitch ?+5v / sense;
(and 2 pairs of wires to a direct drive stepper motor!)
Is there a way we can reduce this by:
a) combining the GND connections of several elements into a single wire? (Depending if PWM is at the source or the drain....)
b) is one of the thermistor cables +5v such that it could be shared with the BLT?
Anyone done anything like this?
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+24v to Heater, Parts Fan and Hotend fan;
GND to BLT and Endstop;
total saving: 3 wires!