CR10 S5 Upgrade to Duet 2 Maestro
My CR10 S5 has a blown stepper motor driver (at least I'm pretty sure) and I'm not sure I have a steady enough hand to solder on a new one. I thought that I might just upgrade to the Duet 2 Maestro, as I've heard good things.
I was wondering if this is a good idea, and if so, whether it's something I can tackle. I'm a software engineer, but new to modifying printers and honestly electronics in general. The only other mod I've done is to replace the extruder with a Bondtech DDS.
I've also heard people upgrade the power supply to 24v, is this required? If not, can I do that down the road to get the benefits?
Sorry if this is a lot, I'm a bit frustrated at my printer and overwhelmed with what I need to do.
Take a look at this series of guides that upgrades an ender 3 pro with a duet maestro to give you an idea of what's involved.
24v isn't required, but it is a worthwhile upgrade for motor performance. You'd need new heaters and fans though most likely, so might not be worthwhile to you.
@Phaedrux Thanks for the reference! I'll read through it.
If I do upgrade to 24v, how many amps are needed? I found this 15A one on Amazon for $20: https://www.amazon.com/AVAWO-Switching-Transformer-Regulated-Computer/dp/B0146IAXYO
See here for figuring out how big a PSU you need.
@Phaedrux Thanks! I ordered my parts (decided to go 24v). I'll post back here with my results.