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JMH714
(@jmh714)
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Mini+ without filament sensor?

I bought a new Mini+ and am in middle of assembly. I noticed that there is no filament sensor in my package. I would love to have filament sensor for my new Mini+ (I have two MK3S+) and I know how important to have a sensor. How do I order it? I looked in the store and it don't seems to have one under "upgrade" section.

The biggest question is: will it work without sensor? How do it detect filament feeding when I insert the new filament in? 

Posted : 07/07/2021 2:12 am
Lichtjaeger
(@lichtjaeger)
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RE: Mini+ without filament sensor?

https://shop.prusa3d.com/en/minimini/1016-filament-sensor-mini-assembly.html

Posted : 07/07/2021 6:13 am
BogdanH
(@bogdanh)
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RE: Mini+ without filament sensor?

Mini will work normally without filament sensor: you just need to set in display menu, that sensor is not present. When you choose to load filament, extruder gears will start to rotate and you just push filament into extruder till it start to pull it -that's all there is.

I bought filament sensor when I purchased Mini, but I never used it -I mean, I can always see how much filament there is. Ok, it can be useful in case you have many printers printing at the same time (while you're busy with something else). But other than that, it's just a gimmick in my opinion. And I don't really like the idea of that dongle hanging on PTFE tube... ok, but as I already have it, maybe I will built it inside Bondtech extruder in near future.

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Posted : 07/07/2021 7:54 am
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JMH714
(@jmh714)
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Mini+ without filament sensor?

Thanks, Lichtjaeger. I couldn't find it for some reason... :-/

I just can't image using 3D printer without a filament sensor. I found it very easy with my two MK3S (don't get me start with MMU2S) - it's like "insert and forget". The printer will stop and hold if filament ran out. I was worrying with Mini+ and the filament would ran out and continue to "print" without a filament. 

I'll have to order the filament sensor and thank you guys for reply. 

 

Posted : 07/07/2021 1:59 pm
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