Copperhead with E3D Replacement 24v/40w heater heating time test

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Copperhead with E3D Replacement 24v/40w heater heating time test

Postby Raise3D_User1 » Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:29 pm

Just posting this for people interested in switching to a Copperhead setup. I have multiple E2 units and have never really been satisfied with the hotend, so I've been switching them over one at a time to Copperheads with E3D heaters and the time from start until they're heated up and ready to go is great.

I initially did the 30w on the first E2 I did, but it wasn't really much better than stock. The 50w seemed like overkill and potentially too much of a drain on the electronics of the E2, so I settled on 40W for the second E2 I just did. Total heat-up time from 25 degrees to 280 degrees is only 1 min 31 sec now. Now the bed heating seems too slow. :)

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Re: Copperhead with E3D Replacement 24v/40w heater heating time test

Postby Blue21 » Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:32 pm

Interesting, thanks for sharing.
I had changed the left hotend for copperhead after so many clog, leak etc... with a 30W heater to be on the safe side. I had parts also for the right hotend and 40W heater, but I wanted first to get some experience and rebuild confidence in this printer before swapping the right hotend or upgrading to 40W.
After PID auto calibration done, I got these heating speed:

Time to reach temperature for 24 to 250 setting:

Temperature Left (copperhead) Right(Raise3D)
24°C 0" 0"
100°C 41" 32"
200°C 1'28" 1'13"
250°C 1'53" 1'39"

So the copperhead with 30W is a little slower come in temperature, can be ok but would slower also the process when using both extruder (support or dual color). Slower mean also less good temperature control. Currently it remain much faster than the heated bed for temperature > 50°C.

After the right hotend clocked and died during a duplicate print, I decided it was time to also use copperhead for the right extruder. I was on the way to apply also 30W when I have seen your post, thanks for it.
E2 + Prusa Mini <- UM 2+ <- Replicator2

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Re: Copperhead with E3D Replacement 24v/40w heater heating time test

Postby Raise3D_User1 » Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:48 pm

Blue21 wrote:Interesting, thanks for sharing.
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I was on the way to apply also 30W when I have seen your post, thanks for it.


FYI, these were the ones I bought:

https://quantum3dprinting.com/shop/genu ... r-24v-40w/

They actually arrived white instead of red, but the part number on the package was correct.

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Re: Copperhead with E3D Replacement 24v/40w heater heating time test

Postby Blue21 » Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:12 am

Yes, same on mine https://www.3dware.ch/E3D-Heizpatrone-40-Watt---24v-De.htm, red on picture, white delivered. The 30W had red wires.
E2 + Prusa Mini <- UM 2+ <- Replicator2


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