Thanks for the reply. I don't have two extruders at this time so I will probably use the method you suggested.
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RE: Soldering connectors vs crimping...
When I went to RADAR repair school many years ago (1963) we had a solid week of soldering training and the rule was always to make sure you had a solid mechanical connection before you solder. I have always lived by that rule with good results.
I don't think this was mentioned in the replies, but another big issue with soldering are cold solder joints. This occurs when you don't allow the melted solder to flow completely onto the surfaces, if you move the connection while the solder is still fluid, or you blow on the solder joint to cool it. Cold solder joints are very difficult to troubleshoot and can create real headaches. If a solder joint looks cloudy it is very likely a cold joint that might or might not cause problems.
What I learned was that good soldering technique takes time and practice to become proficient. Don't forget to use a magnifier to inspect your work.
Dual Y motors
My Folgertech Ft5 R2 has two motors on the Y axis and 1 on the Z and X axis. The board seems to support connecting two motors to the Z.
Is there a way to configure the Duet WiFi to swap the Y and Z outputs on the board so I can take advantage of the option B?
In my MKS-GEN 1.4 board I simply used a splitter and and connected the two motors in parallel using a single driver and it has worked perfectly. On my homemade CNC machine the board and software (Mach4) allows me to rearrange where the axis show up on the interface. Kind of hoping the Duet allows the same thing.
By the way, my Duet won't arrive until next week so I have been 'studying' the Duet in preparation. I will say this, your documentation is superb! And there is a lot of it!