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Gortys
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Prusa Mini+ Power Usage

Hi,

I'm trying to find out what the power usage (watts/hour) of the Mini+?

 

Cheers

 

Posted : 15/10/2021 2:25 am
Gortys
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Topic starter answered:
Power usage (watts/hour) for PLA, PETG and ABS

Forgot to add, that's power usage (watts/hour)  for PLA, PETG and ABS.

Posted : 15/10/2021 3:40 am
John Doe
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Prusa Mini+ Power Usage

Hooked it on power meter some time ago ... cca 100W/h was average.

Posted : 15/10/2021 6:42 am
chvvkumar
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Power consumption

here is my printer's power usage with PLA printing at 210F/60F.

My theory on the slope of the first print (that was a 17 hour, overnight print) is that the room got warmer as it became day from night and the bed and hot end were not powered as long as when it was cooler.

Posted : 21/10/2021 2:46 am
mark
 mark
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Use Correct Units
Posted by: @gortys

Hi,

I'm trying to find out what the power usage (watts/hour) of the Mini+?

 

Cheers

 

 

Posted by: @chvvkumar

here is my printer's power usage with PLA printing at 210F/60F.

My theory on the slope of the first print (that was a 17 hour, overnight print) is that the room got warmer as it became day from night and the bed and hot end were not powered as long as when it was cooler.

Sorry to be the units police but this graph from @chvvkumar is the correct way to describe power. Power is in watts. Watts/Hour is not a a correct unit. Energy is in Watt hours. My engineering professors would give zero points if the units were wrong. I took that to heart.

Power usage will vary depending on room temperature and filament usage, and of course on temperatures.

Regards,

Mark

Posted : 21/10/2021 11:47 am
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TerTerro
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PLA power consumption

For PLA when its heating up, was around 100-150w/h, then printing pla at 210c, was around 40-50w/h

  • So printing at 50w/h 24h a day, would be 1.2kw/h
Posted : 21/10/2021 11:56 am
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