[hackerspaces] Anyone able to help me figure out problem with printrbot?

Bernhard Tittelbach xro at realraum.at
Mon Sep 16 17:24:17 CEST 2013

Am 2013-09-16 00:08, schrieb Red Davies:
> Measure the current drawn from the PSU.
> On Sun, Sep 15, 2013 at 5:24 PM, Phil Broussard <phillip at squidfoo.com
> <mailto:phillip at squidfoo.com>> wrote:
>     I just got a new pre assembled printrbot Jr V2. Once I had it
>     everything set up to start printing and calibrating, the printer
>     the power supply would randomly turn off. I would have to unplug
>     the power supply from the wall to reset it then it would be fine.
>     It has progressed to the point that anytime I try to use the
>     heated printer bed the power instantly shuts off before it has a
>     chance to do anything.
>     I'm completely stumped on this and could use some help. So anyone
>     know of the best place to start trouble shooting this problem?
That does sound like your power supply has trouble supplying the current
demanded by your printer/heatbed and the power supply's polyfuse is

* Check if your heatbed short-circuits (Maybe after reaching a certain
* Check if your powersupply get's too hot.
* Try another power supply with the same voltage and current rating


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