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2x 8" Heated Bed questions

Discussion in '3D printers' started by Airsmith, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. Airsmith

    Airsmith New
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    Hey all,

    Just wondering if it's possible to place 2x 8" heated beds, side by side, by creating a larger build plate, and is there a second spot on the mother board to plug it in? Also, how does this affect power consumption?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Nick Lancaster

    Nick Lancaster Journeyman
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    Yes you could run 2 heat beds, but you would have to be sure they are within the amp rating of the board. Most likely there is only 1 connection for the heatbed on the printer board. So your best bet would be to use that output to switch a higher rated relay to run both heatbeds.
     
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  3. Airsmith

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    Thanks for the reply Nick.

    Now back to the drawing board...
     

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