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by advil
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Geeetech A30 Series
Topic: A30 firmware.
Replies: 26
Views: 24722

Re: A30 firmware.

Somewhere along the line in the last couple months Geeetech updated their download page with the firmware packages in a nice download order: https://www.geeetech.com/download.html?download_id=38 You select the A30 and the latest firmware V1.38.59. It comes with both the M and S files. It also comes ...
by advil
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Geeetech A30 Series
Topic: Downside to running fans from a buck converter? 24V Upgrade
Replies: 11
Views: 15568

Re: Downside to running fans from a buck converter? 24V Upgrade

Can't give you a definitive answer on the buck converter. It will work fine... but you might lose RPM control on the part fan?
by advil
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Geeetech A30 Series
Topic: Downside to running fans from a buck converter? 24V Upgrade
Replies: 11
Views: 15568

Re: Downside to running fans from a buck converter? 24V Upgrade

I'd recommend getting the 600W Meanwell. Or at the minimum the 500W. Especially if you plan to run long prints or unattended.

My 24V A30 when the heater bed, hot end and steppers are all active at once it will draw 350W at the wall... maybe even a hair more.
by advil
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Geeetech A30 Series
Topic: 1.37.58 homing after level, z isn't raising.
Replies: 3
Views: 1301

Re: 1.37.58 homing after level, z isn't raising.

Actually it's worse than that. Level is not working. Every print I start the nozzle dives into the bed and scratches. At least level was working perfectly on the old firmware (1.35.56), but the smartto motor control on the old firmware was behaving so badly I could not calibrate the extruder without...
by advil
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Geeetech A30 Series
Topic: 1.37.58 homing after level, z isn't raising.
Replies: 3
Views: 1301

1.37.58 homing after level, z isn't raising.

When the printer returns to home it isn't raising on z a little first like it used to in older firmware versions. This has already caused me to scratch my bed badly. It also causes havoc if you abort a print with the nozzle close to the bed. It goes home with no Z lift first and you can't stop it. I...
by advil
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Wifi Box
Topic: For add Wifibox function suggestion
Replies: 7
Views: 27778

Re: For add Wifibox function suggestion

I purchased a Wifibox but discovered almost immediately that it just didn't do anything I wanted or needed. I use my own slicer and have little interest in Easyprint. I built an Octopi and had it up and running a few days later and it's exactly what I need. Controling the printer from my PC with all...
by advil
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Geeetech A30 Series
Topic: Newbie issues with first print
Replies: 18
Views: 7578

Re: Newbie issues with first print

Ahh that was the poster's name from the other thread. Didn't make that connection thanks.
by advil
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Geeetech A30 Series
Topic: Newbie issues with first print
Replies: 18
Views: 7578

Re: Newbie issues with first print

That's a good looking print. Glad you have it working.

Where's the info you got from gerryd646? I'm sure that would help more new people out.
by advil
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Geeetech A30 Series
Topic: Filament extrusion issues
Replies: 2
Views: 1467

Re: Filament extrusion issues

make sure you cut your filament at a 45 degree angle and push it through. It should feed through fairly easily. Check your stepper driver voltage for the extruder (and all the other axis drivers). My experience so far: It seems that all these plastic bowden extruders can have a narrow range where th...
by advil
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Geeetech A30 Series
Topic: Newbie issues with first print
Replies: 18
Views: 7578

Re: Newbie issues with first print

Ok, I'm a little too new to just look at that and know what's going on. It'd be great if someone more experienced could chime in with ideas. But let's start at the first thing that didn't work... the brim layers around the bottom of that didn't work at all. I've printed a dozen of those cubes and it...