Fan controls don't work, console does



  • When I try to control the fans using the webUI, they don't all show up and changing the visibility of sliders does some strange things. The slider that does appear does not control anything, but M106 and M42 commands on those pins work fine in the console. I took a screen recording of the strange recording. Below is my config.g and a link to the screencap. This behavior occurs in both firefox and safari.

    https://youtu.be/zN1I1f39ffc

    config.g

    ; Configuration file for Duet WiFi (firmware version 3)
    ; executed by the firmware on start-up
    ;
    ; generated by RepRapFirmware Configuration Tool v2.1.8 on Thu Feb 13 2020 22:21:56 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time)

    ; General preferences
    G90 ; send absolute coordinates...
    M83 ; ...but relative extruder moves
    M550 P"foamboard forge" ; set printer name

    ; Network
    M552 S1 ; enable network
    M586 P0 S1 ; enable HTTP
    M586 P1 S0 ; disable FTP
    M586 P2 S0 ; disable Telnet

    ; Drives
    M569 P0 S1 ; physical drive 0 goes forwards
    M569 P1 S1 ; physical drive 1 goes forwards
    M569 P2 S0 ; physical drive 2 goes backwards
    M569 P3 S1 ; physical drive 3 goes forwards
    M569 P4 S1 ; physical drive 4 goes forwards
    M584 X0 Y1 Z2 E3:4 ; set drive mapping
    M350 X16 Y16 Z16 E16:16 I1 ; configure microstepping with interpolation
    M92 X80.00 Y80.00 Z400.00 E420.00:420.00 ; set steps per mm
    M566 X900.00 Y900.00 Z12.00 E120.00:120.00 ; set maximum instantaneous speed changes (mm/min)
    M203 X6000.00 Y6000.00 Z1800.00 E1200.00:1200.00 ; set maximum speeds (mm/min)
    M201 X500.00 Y500.00 Z20.00 E250.00:250.00 ; set accelerations (mm/s^2)
    M906 X800 Y800 Z800 E800:800 I30 ; set motor currents (mA) and motor idle factor in per cent
    M84 S30 ; Set idle timeout

    ; Axis Limits
    M208 X0 Y0 Z0 S1 ; set axis min
    M208 X608 Y300 Z350 S0 ; set axis max

    ; Endstops
    M574 X1 S1 P"xstop" ; configure active-low endstop for low end on X via pin xstop
    M574 Y1 S1 P"ystop" ; configure active-low endstop for low end on Y via pin ystop
    M574 Z1 S1 P"zstop" ; configure active-low endstop for low end on Z via pin zstop

    ; Z-Probe
    ; M558 P0 H5 F120 T6000 ; disable Z probe but set dive height, probe speed and travel speed
    ; M557 X15:215 Y15:195 S20 ; define mesh grid

    ; Heaters
    M308 S0 P"bedtemp" Y"thermistor" T100000 B4138 ; configure sensor 0 as thermistor on pin bedtemp
    M950 H0 C"bedheat" T0 ; create bed heater output on bedheat and map it to sensor 0
    M143 H0 S120 ; set temperature limit for heater 0 to 120C
    M307 H0 B0 S1.00 ; disable bang-bang mode for the bed heater and set PWM limit
    M140 H0 ; map heated bed to heater 0
    M308 S1 P"duex.e2temp" Y"thermistor" T100000 B4138 ; configure sensor 1 as thermistor on pin duex.e2temp
    M950 H1 C"duex.e2heat" T1 ; create hotend heater output on duex.e2heat and map it to sensor 1
    M143 H1 S280 ; set temperature limit for heater 1 to 280C
    M307 H1 B0 S1.00 ; disable bang-bang mode for heater and set PWM limit

    ; Fans
    M950 F3 C"duex.fan3" ; create fan 3 on pin duex.fan3 for cooling board
    M106 P3 C"MCU" T45:65 H100:101:102 ; activate fan 3 if temp is between 45-65 (speed increases with board temp), also activates if drivers report overtemp
    M950 F4 C"duex.fan4" ; create fan 4 on pin duex.fan4 for hotend
    M106 P4 C"hotend" T30 S1.0 H1 ; activate fan 4 at 100% if hotend temp exceeds 30C
    M950 F5 C"duex.fan5" ; create fan 5 on pin duex.fan5 for part cooling
    M106 P1 C"part cooler" S0 H-1 ; set fan 1 name and value. Thermostatic control is turned off
    M950 P6 C"duex.fan6" ; create pin 3 (LED)
    M106 P6 C"lighting" H-1 ; display lighting control

    ; Tools
    M563 P0 S"hotend" D0:1 H1 F0 ; define tool 0
    G10 P0 X0 Y0 Z0 ; set tool 0 axis offsets
    G10 P0 R0 S0 ; set initial tool 0 active and standby temperatures to 0C
    M568 P0 S1 ; enable mixing for tool 0
    M567 P0 E0.5:0.5 ; set mixing ratios for tool 0

    ; Custom settings are not defined



  • @Mentaluproar said in Fan controls don't work, console does:

    M950 F5 C"duex.fan5" ; create fan 5 on pin duex.fan5 for part cooling
    M106 P1 C"part cooler" S0 H-1 ; set fan 1 name and value. Thermostatic control is turned off

    Is it fan 5 or fan 1 ? And thermostatically controlled fans are not shown in DWC because you cant control them manually anyway, they are controlled by firmware.


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    ; Fans

    M950 F3 C"duex.fan3" ; create fan 3 on pin duex.fan3 for cooling board
    M106 P3 C"MCU" T45:65 H100:101:102 ; activate fan 3 if temp is between 45-65 (speed increases with board temp), also activates if drivers report overtemp
    M950 F4 C"duex.fan4" ; create fan 4 on pin duex.fan4 for hotend
    M106 P4 C"hotend" T30 S1.0 H1 ; activate fan 4 at 100% if hotend temp exceeds 30C
    M950 F5 C"duex.fan5" ; create fan 5 on pin duex.fan5 for part cooling
    M106 P1 C"part cooler" S0 H-1 ; set fan 1 name and value. Thermostatic control is turned off
    M950 P6 C"duex.fan6" ; create pin 3 (LED)
    M106 P6 C"lighting" H-1 ; display lighting control

    ; Tools

    M563 P0 S"hotend" D0:1 H1 F0 ; define tool 0

    You have called the part cooling fan F5 in the M950 command, P1 in the M106 command, and F0 in the M563 command. Change it to fan 0 in all 3.



  • EDIT: Updating DWC fixes the dashboard fan control problem.

    @dc42 said in Fan controls don't work, console does:

    950 F5 C"duex.fan5" ; create fan 5 on pin duex.fan5 for part cooling
    M106 P1 C"part cooler" S0 H-1 ; set fan 1 name and value. Thermostatic control is turned off
    M950 P6 C"duex.fan6" ; create pin 3 (LED)
    M106 P6 C"lighting" H-1 ; display lighting control
    ; Tools
    M563 P0 S"hotend" D0:1 H1 F0 ; define tool 0
    Okay, so I cleaned some things up. I didn't realize fans had to start at zero and go up from there. Fan0 work properly everywhere. I haven't tested fan1 since I want powering the heaters to be the last thing I do. Fan2 controls the MCU fan manually, but only on the status page. On the dashboard, the controls take input, but ignore it and flip back to the part cooler. It's supposed to be thermostatically controlled. I don't mind having a slider I can mess around with and see move by itself though, but the behavior should be consistent. Pin3 doesn't respond to M106, which I can understand because it isn't a fan, but I can't make a slider for the lighting. I can only use a macro of M42 to turn them on and off.

    So, closer, but not there yet. new config.g below:

    ; Configuration file for Duet WiFi (firmware version 3)
    ; executed by the firmware on start-up
    ;
    ; generated by RepRapFirmware Configuration Tool v2.1.8 on Thu Feb 13 2020 22:21:56 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time)

    ; General preferences
    G90 ; send absolute coordinates...
    M83 ; ...but relative extruder moves
    M550 P"foamboard forge" ; set printer name

    ; Network
    M552 S1 ; enable network
    M586 P0 S1 ; enable HTTP
    M586 P1 S0 ; disable FTP
    M586 P2 S0 ; disable Telnet

    ; Drives
    M569 P0 S1 ; physical drive 0 goes forwards
    M569 P1 S1 ; physical drive 1 goes forwards
    M569 P2 S0 ; physical drive 2 goes backwards
    M569 P3 S1 ; physical drive 3 goes forwards
    M569 P4 S1 ; physical drive 4 goes forwards
    M584 X0 Y1 Z2 E3:4 ; set drive mapping
    M350 X16 Y16 Z16 E16:16 I1 ; configure microstepping with interpolation
    M92 X80.00 Y80.00 Z400.00 E420.00:420.00 ; set steps per mm
    M566 X900.00 Y900.00 Z12.00 E120.00:120.00 ; set maximum instantaneous speed changes (mm/min)
    M203 X6000.00 Y6000.00 Z1800.00 E1200.00:1200.00 ; set maximum speeds (mm/min)
    M201 X500.00 Y500.00 Z20.00 E250.00:250.00 ; set accelerations (mm/s^2)
    M906 X800 Y800 Z800 E800:800 I30 ; set motor currents (mA) and motor idle factor in per cent
    M84 S30 ; Set idle timeout

    ; Axis Limits
    M208 X0 Y0 Z0 S1 ; set axis min
    M208 X608 Y300 Z350 S0 ; set axis max

    ; Endstops
    M574 X1 S1 P"xstop" ; configure active-low endstop for low end on X via pin xstop
    M574 Y1 S1 P"ystop" ; configure active-low endstop for low end on Y via pin ystop
    M574 Z1 S1 P"zstop" ; configure active-low endstop for low end on Z via pin zstop

    ; Z-Probe
    ; M558 P0 H5 F120 T6000 ; disable Z probe but set dive height, probe speed and travel speed
    ; M557 X15:215 Y15:195 S20 ; define mesh grid

    ; Heaters
    M308 S0 P"bedtemp" Y"thermistor" T100000 B4138 ; configure sensor 0 as thermistor on pin bedtemp
    M950 H0 C"bedheat" T0 ; create bed heater output on bedheat and map it to sensor 0
    M143 H0 S120 ; set temperature limit for heater 0 to 120C
    M307 H0 B0 S1.00 ; disable bang-bang mode for the bed heater and set PWM limit
    M140 H0 ; map heated bed to heater 0
    M308 S1 P"duex.e2temp" Y"thermistor" T100000 B4138 ; configure sensor 1 as thermistor on pin duex.e2temp
    M950 H1 C"duex.e2heat" T1 ; create hotend heater output on duex.e2heat and map it to sensor 1
    M143 H1 S280 ; set temperature limit for heater 1 to 280C
    M307 H1 B0 S1.00 ; disable bang-bang mode for heater and set PWM limit

    ; Fans
    M950 F0 C"duex.fan5" ; create fan 0 on pin duex.fan5 for part cooling
    M106 P0 C"part cooler" S0 H-1 ; set fan 0 name and value. Thermostatic control is turned off
    M950 F1 C"duex.fan4" ; create fan 1 on pin duex.fan4 for hotend
    M106 P1 C"hotend" T30 S1.0 H1 ; activate fan 1 at 100% if hotend temp exceeds 30C
    M950 F2 C"duex.fan3" ; create fan 2 on pin duex.fan3 for cooling board
    M106 P2 C"MCU" L50 X255 T15:65:65 H100:101:102 ; activate fan 2 if MCU temp is over 15, driver temp is over 65, or duex driver is over 65
    M950 P3 C"duex.fan6" ; create pin 3 (LED)
    M106 P3 C"lighting" S0 H-1 ; display lighting control

    ; Tools
    M563 P0 S"hotend" D0:1 H1 F0 ; define tool 0
    G10 P0 X0 Y0 Z0 ; set tool 0 axis offsets
    G10 P0 R0 S0 ; set initial tool 0 active and standby temperatures to 0C
    ; M568 P0 S1 ; enable mixing for tool 0 (commented: obsolete)
    M567 P0 E0.5:0.5 ; set mixing ratios for tool 0

    ; Custom settings are not defined


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    Is everything working now?



  • No. Sorry I didn't get my quote levels right. From above:

    Okay, so I cleaned some things up. I didn't realize fans had to start at zero and go up from there. Fan0 work properly everywhere. I haven't tested fan1 since I want powering the heaters to be the last thing I do. Fan2 controls the MCU fan manually, but only on the status page. On the dashboard, the controls take input, but ignore it and flip back to the part cooler. It's supposed to be thermostatically controlled. I don't mind having a slider I can mess around with and see move by itself though, but the behavior should be consistent. Pin3 doesn't respond to M106, which I can understand because it isn't a fan, but I can't make a slider for the lighting. I can only use a macro of M42 to turn them on and off.


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    @Mentaluproar Please post current config.g. Thermostatic fans don’t show a slider, as they are automatically controlled. Tool fans only show when the tool is active. Name fans/LEDs with C parameter in M106. Change visibility of fans in DWC in the status page. See other threads about LED lights.

    Ian



  • I started over with the reprap configurator, plugging in values from this config but letting the tool create the config.g for me. Fans behaved. For future reference, here is my config.g file. Everything but bltouch works, but I'll do another post for that.

    ; Configuration file for Duet WiFi (firmware version 3)
    ; executed by the firmware on start-up
    ;
    ; generated by RepRapFirmware Configuration Tool v2.1.8 on Wed Feb 26 2020 00:58:29 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time)

    ; General preferences
    G90 ; send absolute coordinates...
    M83 ; ...but relative extruder moves
    M550 P"foamboard forge" ; set printer name

    ; Network
    M552 S1 ; enable network
    M586 P0 S1 ; enable HTTP
    M586 P1 S0 ; disable FTP
    M586 P2 S0 ; disable Telnet

    ; Drives
    M569 P0 S1 ; physical drive 0 goes forwards
    M569 P1 S1 ; physical drive 1 goes forwards
    M569 P2 S0 ; physical drive 2 goes backwards
    M569 P5 S1 ; physical drive 5 goes forwards
    M569 P6 S1 ; physical drive 6 goes forwards
    M584 X0 Y1 Z2 E5:6 ; set drive mapping
    M350 X16 Y16 Z16 E16:16 I1 ; configure microstepping with interpolation
    M92 X80.00 Y80.00 Z400.00 E824.00:824.00 ; set steps per mm
    M566 X900.00 Y900.00 Z12.00 E120.00:120.00 ; set maximum instantaneous speed changes (mm/min)
    M203 X6000.00 Y6000.00 Z1800.00 E1200.00:1200.00 ; set maximum speeds (mm/min)
    M201 X500.00 Y500.00 Z20.00 E250.00:250.00 ; set accelerations (mm/s^2)
    M906 X800 Y800 Z800 E800:800 I30 ; set motor currents (mA) and motor idle factor in per cent
    M84 S30 ; Set idle timeout

    ; Axis Limits
    M208 X0 Y0 Z0 S1 ; set axis minima
    M208 X300 Y300 Z350 S0 ; set axis maxima

    ; Endstops
    M574 X1 S0 P"xstop" ; configure active-low endstop for low end on X via pin xstop
    M574 Y1 S0 P"ystop" ; configure active-low endstop for low end on Y via pin ystop
    M574 Z1 S0 P"zstop" ; configure active-low endstop for low end on Z via pin zstop

    ; Z-Probe
    M950 S0 C"duex.e3heat" ; create servo pin 0 for BLTouch
    M558 P9 C"zprobe.in+zprobe.mod" H5 F120 T6000 ; set Z probe type to bltouch and the dive height + speeds
    G31 P500 X-40 Y-10 Z2.5 ; set Z probe trigger value, offset and trigger height
    M557 X15:215 Y15:195 S20 ; define mesh grid

    ; Heaters
    M308 S0 P"bedtemp" Y"thermistor" T100000 B4138 ; configure sensor 0 as thermistor on pin bedtemp
    M950 H0 C"e0heat" T0 ; create bed heater output on e0heat and map it to sensor 0
    M143 H0 S120 ; set temperature limit for heater 0 to 120C
    M307 H0 B0 S1.00 ; disable bang-bang mode for the bed heater and set PWM limit
    M140 H0 ; map heated bed to heater 0
    M308 S1 P"duex.e2temp" Y"thermistor" T100000 B4138 ; configure sensor 1 as thermistor on pin duex.e2temp
    M950 H1 C"duex.e2heat" T1 ; create nozzle heater output on duex.e2heat and map it to sensor 1
    M143 H1 S280 ; set temperature limit for heater 1 to 280C
    M307 H1 B0 S1.00 ; disable bang-bang mode for heater and set PWM limit

    ; Fans
    M950 F0 C"duex.fan5" Q500 ; create fan 0 on pin duex.fan5 and set its frequency
    M106 P0 C"part cooler" S0 H-1 ; set fan 0 name and value. Thermostatic control is turned off
    M950 F1 C"duex.fan4" Q500 ; create fan 1 on pin duex.fan4 and set its frequency
    M106 P1 C"hotend" S0 H1:1 T30 ; set fan 1 name and value. Thermostatic control is turned on
    M950 F2 C"duex.fan3" Q500 ; create fan 2 on pin duex.fan3 and set its frequency
    M106 P2 C"mcu" S0 H-1 ; set fan 2 name and value. Thermostatic control is turned off
    M950 F3 C"duex.fan6" Q500 ; create fan 3 on pin duex.fan6 and set its frequency
    M106 P3 C"lighting" S1 H-1 ; set fan 3 name and value. Thermostatic control is turned off

    ; Tools
    M563 P0 S"hotend" D0:1 H1 F0 ; define tool 0
    G10 P0 X0 Y0 Z0 ; set tool 0 axis offsets
    G10 P0 R0 S0 ; set initial tool 0 active and standby temperatures to 0C
    M568 P0 S1 ; enable mixing for tool 0
    M567 P0 E0.5:0.5 ; set mixing ratios for tool 0

    ; Custom settings
    M308 S2 P"duex.e3temp" Y"thermistor" A"chamber temp" T100000 B3988 C0 R2200 ; chamber temperature sensor
    M307 H0 A77.5 C296.9 D3.8 C24.1 B0 ; calibrate bed heater
    M307 H1 A348.9 C165.7 D3.7 C24.2 B0 ; calibrate hotend heater

    ; TODO
    ; When a seperate lighting control method is found, break lighting out from fan controls



  • Nope! Tool fan still shows up as a selectable and controllable fan on the UI, but it just copies the values of the parts cooler fan. Tool fan shouldn't show up under fan controls at all.


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    @Mentaluproar said in Fan controls don't work, console does:

    Nope! Tool fan still shows up as a selectable and controllable fan on the UI, but it just copies the values of the parts cooler fan. Tool fan shouldn't show up under fan controls at all.

    That's working as intended. The tool fan slider is for the currently selected tool. The part cooling fan is for that particular fan. You only have 1 tool, so they are the same. But if you had two print heads, or a tool changer, the tool fan would be for the currently selected tool, and then there would be the actual part cooling fans. The tool fan slider would control whichever tool was currently selected, and the part cooling fan sliders would control each individual part cooling fan.

    I hope that makes sense.

    I think in recent versions of DWC (2.0.7) you can choose to hide the sliders you don't want to see.



  • @Phaedrux okay, thanks.


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