Extending the PSU cables.
I was considering using something like this as a quick connect in my enclosure:
I considered cutting them in half giving me four quick connects with "pig tails". two of them would go to the Einsey, and two would go to the PSU (with some extensions soldiered together with heat shrink). It would be easy to pull them apart and remove the printer -- and I liked the idea of the caps on the plugs just in case power gets turned on to the enclosure.
I even considered some of these to put a receptacle on the bottom of the enclosure.
I'm not sure if either of these would work, but I'd love to hear opinions!
Am I correct that all six cables from the PSU need to be extended if the PSU is to be put outside an enclosure?
@peter-c20 Depends on the enclosure and how you run the wires.
I'm planning on using anderson powerpole connectors. I've got plenty from doing RC and LiPo batteries.
I used these for our high power rocket launch systems. these are a great choice.
Where do we use those anderson powerpole connectors? For the black and white wires?
No. For the Black and white wires, I would use a standard JDT connector.
Does anyone have the sizes for the Spade connectors on both sides? When I move my power supply, I'm going to replace the wires with silicone covered ones.
I just found this site. https://github.com/PrusaOwners/prusaowners/blob/master/MK3_Compatible_Parts.md
That seems to have the correct information.
EDIT: Specifically here https://github.com/PrusaOwners/prusaowners/issues/61 . Match that up with the parts list above I hope I can find the correct connector at digikey
Stand corrected. Not finding the 145deg spade
Great product. I started a similar list that I have not posted to Github yet.
I think I found a supplier in the US. Waiting to get samples to find out. If so, I will have a supply since the smallest order I can get is 100.
Owing to lack (boom boom) of Ikea I'm just in the midst of altering an old shelf unit into an enclosure so this is a very useful thread thanks.
One quick question though please - is it bad to turn on/off at the mains wall socket and leave the power supply switch on all the time? Just wondering if it has a soft start and might be damaging long term?
I don't think it has a soft start. It isn't starting a motor when you turn it on. IMHO, you should be okay.
Thanks, I didn't think so either but thought best to check.
Not sure if this helps anyone.
PSU side is LYF2-4
Einsy board side is LYF1-3G