How to connect two Power supplies?
I had a RAMPS before, now upgrading to Duet WIFI.
Before I used a 12V 10A supply (PSU-A) to power the extruder and steppers along with a second supply 12V 12.5A (PSU-B) for the heated bed.
I'm now wondering how I can connect both supplies to the Duet WIFI?
DocTrucker last edited by DocTrucker
You can tie the negatives of the power supplies and then disconnect the posative side of the heater from the duet and feed it direct from the power supply. Ensure the negative from the VIN to the power supplies is chunky emough for the peak expected load.
Edit: This works because the heater are switched on the negative and fed with a permanent posative feed direct from the VIN connector.
Just to make things clear...
PSU-A plus and minus to Duet input
PSU-B minus to Duet input
PSU-B Plus to bed heater
Duet bed output Minus to bed heater
Is that correct?
DocTrucker last edited by
You could do it that way.
Most PSUs have more than one pair of negative and posative terminals so I'd normally do [PSU A -] to [PSU B -] and then [PSU A -] & [PSU A +] to VIN on the Duet. [PSU B +] would feed the heater. Best to avoid crimping two wires into one connector if you can avoid it.
AdrAs last edited by AdrAs
Ok, I finally got some time to give this a try. Just to be safe I created an image to verify the connections.
My intent is to use two notebook powersupplies. Therefore I just have two bricks which don't have exposed 230V wires.
Is this wiring correct?
No. The BedHeater- pin on the Duet should be connected to HeatedBed-, not to PSU ground. The BedHeater+ pin on the Duet should be left not connected.
Just for basic electronic understanding, the heated bed has a voltage drop because of it's internal resistance like shown?
Yes, that's correct.
wilriker last edited by
@adras Just to be nitpicking: in your diagram you wired the weaker 10A PSU to the bed instead of how you described it in your first post where the more powerful 12A PSU was powering the heater. Did you change that intentionally or did it just slip?
Yep, that's nitpicking I already got one PSU connected, so there's no way for me to do it wrong, because it's all about hooking up the remaining one. That's why I don't care about the numbers in the picture. The wiring is important.