Help with non standard temperature sensor config
Pete_A last edited by Pete_A
I am interfacing a Duet expansion connector to pre-existing printer hardware and need some help with the temperature sensors.
Specifically, the hardware uses thermocouples and has its own signal conditioning which presents the Duet temperature pin with 6.6mV / degree C.
I'm not sure how to set up the G code to make it work. I also need to figure out how to reassign the temperature pins from the expansion connector to be read as E0, E1 and bed temperature sensors.
I am currently running RRF3 firmware.
Any help greatly appreciated.
Specifically, the hardware uses thermocouples and has its own signal conditioning which presents the Duet temperature pin with 6.6mV / degree C
The easiest way will probably to use the themocouple daughter-board:
In RRF 3 you would reference the pins as described here:
M308 S2 P"spi.cs1" Y"thermocouple-max31856"; define temperature sensor number 2 as a default, K Type thermocouple on the first port of a temperature daugher board plugged into the Duet 2.
Alternatively you might be able to get get away with the "linear-analog sensor type with the existing thermocouple interface, I have never tried that.
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@T3P3Tony Thanks Tony, I appreciate your taking the time.
I had started looking a the analog-linear G-Code and I suspect this is the way I will need to go.
Achieving a direct connection between the existing thermocouples and the Duet thermocouple daughter board isn't going to be achievable; one of my design constraints is I must be plug compatible with the existing chassis and I can not make any permanent modifications.
Once I assign a non standard ADC pin as a particular temperature input, do I need to 'un-assign' the default input pin for that input somehow ? Or does the firmware accept only the most recently assigned input pin ?
I will report back on any success using analog-linear
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TL:DR success using analog-linear.
I have one (of three) thermocouples working using analog-linear, so the software handles the ADC correctly. The other two thermocouples have a different signal path and I need to figure out what is different in how the chassis handles them.
I also need to work out the exact scaling factor for the thermocouple I can read but that should just be a case of looking at the configuration around the signal conditioning IC (ran out of time today).