4 Part cooling fans for one tool??



  • I have 4 part cooling fans I would like to use for a single tool. I currently have them plugged into Fan 0, 1, 4, and 6. It also uses 4 heaters. The heaters and thermistors are working properly, as well as their respective heatsink cooling fans. I can't seem to figure out how to get the 4 part cooling fans to work together though. Is it possible to use a M563 command to designate these fans?

    I really don't want to cheat and use the F0 port to control relays!
    Any help would be greatly appreciated!



  • As far as i understand, it should work if you use M563 something like this:

    M563 Px Dx Hx F0:1:4:6 (x of course numbers you need). You probably need also to disable thermostatic contol of those fans before assigning them to tool.


  • administrators

    If you will always want to turn them on and off together, have you considered connecting them in parallel?



  • @dc42 will one fan pin be able to support the current of 4 fans? If not I could use it to trigger a relay that uses supply voltage but this method just seems like cheating to me haha. Ultimately I guess I could try that though. I'll try the M563 F0:1:4:6 first though, but is the colon to denote like 4-6 or is that 4 and 6?



  • Its 4 and 6, so in your case 0, 1, 4 and 6.



  • Thanks @aidar I'll try this today!



  • Thanks, this worked perfectly, just adding the F0:1:4:6 to the end of the existing M563 line. Awesome!


 

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