FT-5 Wiring tips

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FT-5 Wiring tips

Post by LePaul » February 24th, 2017, 3:10 pm

The thread is for guidance on wiring up the FT-5

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Re: FT-5 Wiring tips

Post by LePaul » February 24th, 2017, 3:13 pm

Here's a link to the Igus wesite for cable chain wire...

http://www.igus.com/Shop/Category/30073 ... l%20cables

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Re: FT-5 Wiring tips

Post by Xeno » February 24th, 2017, 3:33 pm

This guide made the wiring soo much easier

FT5 Wiring Schematic

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Re: FT-5 Wiring tips

Post by LePaul » February 26th, 2017, 12:28 pm

One of the builders reported really good results with CF240-03-18
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Re: FT-5 Wiring tips

Post by Lez0 » December 29th, 2018, 8:18 am

On the subject of wiring, I had a problem with the motor for the hotend. It turned out the cable had a slight break in it so it would work OK for some of the time.
After I realised the problem I ordered a new cable, I could only get it from China as it's 1.5 metres long. After installing the new cable the motor still didn't work, it just made a noise. When I checked the new cable with the old one the wiring was different. The correct wiring is 4 cables with the centre 2 cross over. The Chinese was 4 straight connections. All of the cables to the motors on the FT5 are the same. I don't know if it's the same for all printers.
Just thought I would let you in case you need to replace the cables.
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Re: FT-5 Wiring tips

Post by susanneadam » January 8th, 2019, 7:14 am

Even I want a tip on this topic.

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Re: FT-5 Wiring tips

Post by LePaul » January 8th, 2019, 9:29 am

susanneadam wrote:
January 8th, 2019, 7:14 am
Even I want a tip on this topic.
Can you elaborate?

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