Heater Cartridge Connector  

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dweitz27
(@dweitz27)
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I am replacing a defective heater cartridge.  The replacement sent by Prusa lacked the quick-connector. I am unable to unscrew the two screws that held in the old wires. What is the term for this quick connector? How may I obtain a new connector?

Posted : 10/10/2019 5:18 am
guy.k2
(@guy-k2)
Noble Member

It is a 5.08mm Pitch 2P Pluggable Terminal Block Connector 

These aftermarket ones work despite the green color

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01F4F5BPY

This post was modified 4 days ago by guy.k2
Posted : 10/10/2019 10:44 am
dweitz27
(@dweitz27)
New Member

@guy-k2

Many thanks for your advice; just ordered the connectors.

Any advice on heater cartridges sold by Amazon?

Posted : 10/10/2019 3:20 pm
joan.t
(@joantabb)
Veteran Member Moderator

Hi Dweitz, 

Some would say that there is no guarantee of the quality of the Amazon heaters...   

that's a decision for you...   I have used Ebay heaters, and still have a house that hasn't burned down and printers that still work...   🙂

I understand that you have a Mk3 or Mk3S printer... 
that is a 24 volt printer...    
MAKE SURE THAT YOU GET 24 Volt heaters!!!    
the Prusa Mk3/Mk3s uses a 40Watt 24 volt heater...    

IF you get the 12 volt heater, it will try to use 4 times the power that it's supposed to use... and if you are lucky, the Einsy heater fuse will blow, and disconnect the power before anything more serious happens....  !   

Take care!

 

regards Joan

I try to make safe suggestions,You should understand the context and ensure you are happy that they are safe before attempting to apply my suggestions, what you do, is YOUR responsibility. Location Halifax UK...
Posted : 10/10/2019 3:46 pm
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