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  1. Connor Williams

    Connor Williams New Member

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    Hello. My heated bed stopped working and I pulled the bottom cover to see that my connector from the board to the heated bed wires is fried and I'll need a new one but I'm not sure where to buy one or what they're called.
     
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    How about you post a picture of what you have and we can get you a link to a replacement.
    There have been a lot of variations in the R1 bed power connectors including them removing then entirely for a while.

    You might want to test that the output of the RAMPS card is not blown since that frequently happens when the connectors in the cable or on the board get burnt. You may need more than just a connector.
     
  3. BrooklynBay

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    I replaced my connector with one from Amazon. The lower half which is soldered to the ramps board had broken solder joints. The new part was okay until I replaced the board. That plug has the most current being used on the board so it's the first one to fry. The old plug burned while printing over night, but there was no other damage.

    I added a solid state controller to take the load off of the new ramps board.
     
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    Include a link to the connector you used, that will be helpful :)
     
  5. BrooklynBay

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    I thought that it was purchased on Amazon but it might have been EBay since it's not listed in my orders.
     
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  8. Connor Williams

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    Here are some images. I tried uploading them the first time, but the file sizes were too large.
    MVIMG_20190516_213231.jpg MVIMG_20190516_212641.jpg
    What's the best way to test the output of the RAMPS card? Turn it on and check the voltage?
     
  9. BrooklynBay

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    A multimeter in the DC volt range is sufficient.
     
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    Yes you should see 12 vdc on the output from the ramps. That is a later R1/R1+ bed wiring connection and should be fine. RAMPS board is probably failed, but test it.
     

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