Fitting a duetwifi into a Wanhao D6



  • I have had the Wanhao D6 for less than 2 months and its been very painful and expensive culminating in the Z driver dying on me.

    So I have ordered one of these units to replace it.

    As a total newbie in installing one of these do you have any advice please? Things like "dont power it up until you have done such and such" etc so I do not fry it right away would be nice. Its probably there but I have to read the documentation yet in detail.


  • administrators

    Hi. I have not used a Wanhao D6 however general advice is:
    *Read the documentation.
    *Start with getting the board working on WiFi and using the web interface before applying VIN.
    *Check your wiring, preferably with a multimeter to ensure you don't feed greater than 3.3V into any of the logic pins.
    *Don't connect or disconnect connections, especially motor connections, with VIN connected.
    *Check that commanded temperatures are in the right ball park (based on filament melting if no other method available) before starting to print.

    Feel free to ask specific questions on the forum as you work through the conversion.



  • Hi, cool thanks.

    Vin would be the main 24Vdc in, yes?

    The logic pins would be powered only from the duetwifi? so the only possibility of greater than 3.3volts would be if there was some sort of short from the +ve 24v?

    I have a second mega 2560 with an add on sensor board attached and about 8 x 100k thermistors at various points (hot end, cold end, stepper cooling fins, bed etc so I monitor all the temps already independently.

    I got the PT100 setup as well as the D6 uses a pt100 already so I am hoping I can use this.



  • For the batch 5 boards which board is supplied v2?



  • As batch 5 is still pre-order, I expect they will be the V1.0 boards.


  • administrators

    V2 of what? There is no V2 of the Duet WiFi. If you mean PanelDue, all boards shipped from last week have been V2.



  • https://duet3d.com/wiki/Duet_WiFi_wiring_diagrams I think they're referring to this page. Just read the text, the V2 prototype boards are white and from the beta. Is your board white or blue?



  • I'll be doing the same with a Zortrax M200, which is what Wanhao D6 is a crude copy of.

    Wanhao is absolute rubbish, and they are shameless thieves of other companies designs.

    What's this with the new version of the Paneldue??

    I'm wondering if i bought the old version just recently….



  • Dunno about crude copy, the chassis itself is very well made and finished. Bearing in mind its 1/3rd the price of the M200 so as for absolute rubbish, sorry I do not agree, when it prints it prints very well, and many other ppl are getting great results for 1/3rd the price. I just seem to have been unlucky and have an fault that is hard to trace. Wanhao's support is however yes rubbish. I'll accept that no issues.



  • @gzcwnk:

    Dunno about crude copy, the chassis itself is very well made and finished. Bearing in mind its 1/3rd the price of the M200 so as for absolute rubbish, sorry I do not agree, when it prints it prints very well, and many other ppl are getting great results for 1/3rd the price. I just seem to have been unlucky and have an fault that is hard to trace. Wanhao's support is however yes rubbish. I'll accept that no issues.

    Certainly didn't mean to sound confrontational, but I am the unfortunate owner of a D5S.

    When it immediately and continuously broke down and I investigated the wiring in particular, I found "burn your house down" atrocities that defied belief.

    BUT…as a donor chassis for a DuetWiFi conversion, yes 1/3 the price is a good thing for sure.

    I just really don't like their history of stealing other companies designs, and their crappy execution despite the price.



  • Do I need to buy a microSD card? the docs sort of hint I do? if so how big? and if so does the speed of it matter?


  • administrators

    A micro SD card is included with each Duet WiFi.



  • So my wanhao D6's motherbaord finally died, starting to install the duetwifi, lucky I had it here….bummer oh well.



  • @gzcwnk:

    So my wanhao D6's motherbaord finally died, starting to install the duetwifi, lucky I had it here….bummer oh well.

    You won't be sorry.

    I'm loving my converted Zortrax so far, and I haven't got my simplify3d settings totally tweaked yet.



  • So some dumb Qs, the Wanhao D6 is a cartesian type printer?



  • Wiring is mostly done. Pt100 daughter-board not installed so no hotend temp. Bed says 17C which sounds right. limits switches are all NO so Ive set that OK?

    As,

    M574 X2 Y2 Z2 S0 ; set endstop configuration D6 normally open - ssj

    ?

    I want to get it moving….but,

    I need to set X and Y zero and stops as being the front, left hand side point of the bed, cant see how to do that yet.

    I need to set the bed as 190x190mm from the front lhs point ,

    I need to set Z as zero as maximum up and travel 170mm down.

    So,

    M208 X190 Y190 Z-170 ?

    or is Z just "170"?



  • duetWifi networking

    I want to set a static IP so,

    ;*** Wifi Networking
    M552 S1 P192.168.1.127 ; Enable WiFi set static IP.
    M553 P255.255.255.0 ; set netmask
    M554 P192.168.1.1 ; set gateway

    is OK?



  • if i stuff up networking i have to re-install the sdcard?



  • hmm OK so all 3 axis all went the wrong way…..bugger...still at least it moved and didnt explode!



  • uh when I move any axis say 10mm th head moves in three dimensions????


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