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    Silicone Bed Heater

    Hi all, I've just bought a 20x20 Silicone heater trying to solve the heating issue of rapide lite printer.

    What's your opinion about the best method to install into the bed?

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    I'd glue the silicone heater to a brand new 20x20 alu plate with th e same specs as the rapide one (but without the heating part of course) and add a glass on top of it.

    Then power it using a relay from the 125/220v line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bolsoncerrado View Post
    I'd glue the silicone heater to a brand new 20x20 alu plate with th e same specs as the rapide one (but without the heating part of course) and add a glass on top of it.

    Then power it using a relay from the 125/220v line.
    But its a 12v heater not high voltage its low dc current

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    Did you check the amps required to heat it up prior ordering it?

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    well no, its not on the specs
    I bought it from E3D

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    What about the Watts?

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    I thinks it's 10 Amps, on the specs it tells 1.1 Ohm internal resistence so:

    I = V / R
    I = 12 /1.1

    So its a 120 Watt - 10 amps heater

    http://e3d-online.com/Mechanical/Pri...ater-Mat-200mm

    Any idea where I can get a new alumium plate? I would like to use a new one instead of the original
    Last edited by Gort; 09-22-2016 at 12:27 AM.

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    [update]

    well the silicone heater its a way better it's really fast but the problem I've found it's the mosfet gets really hot and after 1 min of heating it shut off, I Think I'll need a SSR DC-DC

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    Thats the issue, too much wattage required from your board....

 

 

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