Copperhead Heater Cartridge

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Copperhead Heater Cartridge

Postby PrintProp » Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:59 pm

I'm planning on doing the Slice Engineering copperhead swap and I was wondering which heater cartridge to use. I've seen various posts here mentioning 30W, 40W, and even the 50W that Slice sells. I know that the E2 can't use the full potential of the 50W, and that's fine as I don't have any plans to be printing in filaments that need it anyway. But can the E2 safely use the 50W up to its limit of 300C? I'd rather use one that is equal to the stock heaters and less likely to cause critical failure than having slightly faster heat times.

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Re: Copperhead Heater Cartridge

Postby Jonny Brylcreem » Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:15 pm

Myles at Slice gave me the following info:
"the items you ordered will work for the Raise3D E2 as is shown in this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoPA16PNtb4). This being said, you will need a new 24V 30W heater that will fit the 6 mm heater cartridge hole in our Copperhead Hot Block. Unfortunately, the diameter of the heater that comes stock with your E2 is too small."
It looks as if the E3D precision heater cartridges https://e3d-online.com/products/high-pr ... cartridges will plug straight in.
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Re: Copperhead Heater Cartridge

Postby Proschi3d » Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:42 am

I use the 50 watt heating cartridge without any problems.
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Re: Copperhead Heater Cartridge

Postby Vipao » Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:36 pm

I also think to upgrade to slice engineering copperhed: I plan to install this 24V/30W heating element: https://e3d-online.com/collections/prin ... cartridges.
But a question: someone what type is original E2 Heating element? I would prefer to use a new connector instead of cut and solder origial E2 heater wire.

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Re: Copperhead Heater Cartridge

Postby FOGD.NO » Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:15 pm

Vipao wrote:I also think to upgrade to slice engineering copperhed: I plan to install this 24V/30W heating element: https://e3d-online.com/collections/prin ... cartridges.
But a question: someone what type is original E2 Heating element? I would prefer to use a new connector instead of cut and solder origial E2 heater wire.



I use the E3d 24v 30W heater. The original is supposed to be 30W, so I stuck with that. I used it for several months with this upgrade and very happy with it.

I bought some new white connectors online and cut and crimped the wires from the E3d heater.
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Re: Copperhead Heater Cartridge

Postby Vipao » Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:00 pm

OK thanks for feedback! I have found connector. I pla to try change default E2 hotend with:
https://www.3djake.it/bondtech/copperhead-hot-block
https://www.3djake.it/bondtech/copperhead-heat-break (Standard version, the shortest...)
https://www.3djake.it/e3d/cartuccia-ris ... precisione 24V30w type
https://www.3djake.it/e3d/v6-nozzle-x-175-mm

I had printed 1500h of PLA wit lid close and without relevant problem with standard E2 hotend, but I suspect I was only lucky! Now with same 2 pla filaments used for all my prints, I'm not able to print! Costant clogging (I think... I can load filament, printer starts printing but after few layers filament stop to exit from nozzle even if extruder continues to rotate). And this on both side: left and right!
I had tryed resetting printing, cleaned and lubed all parts., disassembled printing head and cleaned. Changed nozzle but nothing!!!
Not possible to use only Raise3D filaments on a 3500€ printers!

I hope going on slice engineering sistem I could restart printing without problems! Someone has experiences of relevant positive changes after installing slice engineering instead of standard E2 hotend?

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Re: Copperhead Heater Cartridge

Postby modiug » Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:06 pm

I had clogging since the first day with non original R3D pla; after Copperhead upgrade no more clogs with several pla brands and many hours of printing.
Expensive but highly raccomanded.

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Re: Copperhead Heater Cartridge

Postby Vipao » Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:59 am

modiug wrote:I had clogging since the first day with non original R3D pla; after Copperhead upgrade no more clogs with several pla brands and many hours of printing.
Expensive but highly raccomanded.

Thanks for your feedback! I

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Re: Copperhead Heater Cartridge

Postby Proschi3d » Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:45 am

I print Nylon, PlaCarbone, ASACarbone, PetgCarbone, PP, Pla without any problems
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Re: Copperhead Heater Cartridge

Postby Vipao » Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:31 am

Proschi3d wrote:I print Nylon, PlaCarbone, ASACarbone, PetgCarbone, PP, Pla without any problems

Thanks for feedback!

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Re: Copperhead Heater Cartridge

Postby Jetmech » Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:34 pm

I just recently changed over one of my E2's to copperheads using the provided 24v 50w heaters. I trimmed the wires and added the 2 pin JST connectors myself. No issues so far. I'm very pleased with their performance over the stock hot ends. I was having major issues with the stock hot ends leaking filament from the heat break/heater block area. Zero leaks thus far aside from those self inflicted. I just wish Slice would get more nozzle wrenches back in stock.

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Re: Copperhead Heater Cartridge

Postby Raise3D_User1 » Sat May 29, 2021 8:10 pm

For the record, here's the parts to put the correct connector on the naked heater block lines you get when you replace the E2 one (that's too small for the Copperhead):

Crimp connectors (3 cents, you need 2 per Copperhead):
https://www.newark.com/jst-japan-solder ... dp/49Y1258

XHP-2 connector (10 cents, you need 1 per Copperhead):
https://www.newark.com/jst-japan-solder ... dp/72M6922

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Re: Copperhead Heater Cartridge

Postby Raise3D_User1 » Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:33 pm

Been running the copperheads with .4 vanadium hardened nozzles on one of the E2s for the last 5 days and it's a night and day difference compared to the terrible stock heatbreak/hot block. I ordered 4 more sets yesterday so I can upgrade my other two E2s. Highly recommended to do this if you have an E2.


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