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EC
 EC
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SL1(S) Resin tanks

Does anyone know exactly why the old (nicer) SL1 tanks can't be used in the SL1S? They both fit interchangeably....

Posted : 30/09/2021 6:59 pm
Area51
(@area51)
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I would like to know that too... Both the old tank and the old platform (small prints) seems to be usable on the SL1S Speed.

Have a look at my designs on Thingiverse or on PrusaPrinters ;)...
Posted : 01/10/2021 12:59 am
Lichtjaeger
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RE: Conductivity

The difference in conductivity between the aluminium and the PA leads to false measurements by the resin sensor.

So it should not be a problem to use the aluminium frame in the SL1S as long as you deactivate that sensor.

Same for the build platform.

Posted : 01/10/2021 7:31 am
Area51
(@area51)
Resin sensor

Thank you for the answer.
I suspected that it was the measurement of resin levels and not the hardware that was the problem. In the SL1 -> SL1S Speed upgrade guide there is several warnings, using and mixing old an new parts (tank and platform):

"Do not use the new platform and the old version of the resin tank. And conversely. It can cause several issues"

If the only danger is running out of resin mid print, I can live with that and use the new tank+platform when printing larger models.
It would have been nice if PR told us, what exactly the problem is...

Have a look at my designs on Thingiverse or on PrusaPrinters ;)...
Posted : 01/10/2021 11:28 am
EC
 EC
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Topic starter answered:
Transparency

In case nobody has noticed, transparency isn't really Prusa Research's thing.... lol

Posted : 01/10/2021 11:54 am
gnat
 gnat
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I haven't seen the SL1S tank in person, but I believe I also read that the old tank as a smaller internal volume and that there is a risk of splashing resin when used with the new platform.

As I have 4 SL1 tanks, I'd very much like to be able to keep using them when/if I upgrade to the S. If turning off the resin sensor and maybe not filling the tank to 100% allows them to still be usable, that would be nice.

MMU tips and troubleshooting
Stop SL1 tank leaks with a simple o-ring...
Posted : 01/10/2021 4:58 pm
lahnerr
(@lahnerr)
New Member
VAT

what more, new resin tank uses terrible screws which you have to replace soon during the FEP exchange what is not completely understandable "upgrade" and the tank can bow when you apply a FEP completely....question is how this can affect calibrationin a way of tilt setting...if there is a way to use old more stable tank with much easier way of FEP exchange without gettin in nerves, let find it!

Posted : 04/10/2021 10:20 am
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