topic_solved Thermostatic fan and PWM and Duex
justus2342 last edited by justus2342
I have a problem configuring the cooling fan for a heatsink. Probably I just not using the right commands/config.
What I want to achieve:
When hotend temperature >45°C turn fan on, full power. Else turn fan off.
I am using Duet 2 Ethernet board with RRF 3.1.1 and a Duex5. The Fan is connected to the Duex, because it is 12V. Since my main voltage is 24V, I am leveraging the internal 12V power supply of the duex.
My gcode is:
M950 F1 C"duex.fan8+^duex.pb6" M106 P1 C"HeatSinkFan" S0 H1 T45
The result is: Fan starts turning at the right temperature, but sounds quite unhappy and tacho readings are wrong (largely fluctuating and extremely high)
For testing purposes I tried the following:
M950 F1 C"duex.fan8+^duex.pb6" M106 P1 C"HeatSinkFan" S0 H-1
This way I can control the fan manually. Observed behaviour is:
Power = 100% ==> no unhappy noise, good tacho values
0% < Power <100% ==> unhappy noise, bad tacho values
From this I think I can say: Thermostatic configuration does some PWM-magic (which my fan does not like) instead of just full-power the fan.
So my question is:
How to disable PWM and just go for constantly on or constantly off with thermostatic fans?
justus2342 last edited by
It seems I have not read the docs as good as I thought. The
LParameter of the
M106-Command fixes my problem. This is the minimum Power for this fan.
M950 F1 C"duex.fan8+^duex.pb6" M106 P1 C"HeatSinkFan" S0 H1 T45 L255
I found this out when investigating the fan status by running
M106 P1. It only turned with 50% power.