Molex Style Connectors ¶
The connectors for the stepper motor, endstop switch, thermistors and fans on the Duet WiFi are Molex KK type. The Dupont-style connectors typically used with RAMPS and other electronics will also fit them. However, for maximum reliability we recommend using the correct Molex female connectors or compatible connectors, because they lock in place and will only fit one way round.
Here are the Molex part numbers for the mating female connectors. These are widely available from the usual electronic component distributors, and on eBay.
- 2-way shell (thermistors and fans): 22-01-2025
- 3-way shell (endstops): 22-01-2035
- 4-way shell (stepper motors, PanelDue and Z-probe): 22-01-2045
- 5-way shell (Z-probe on Duet 2 Maestro): 22-01-2055
- Crimp pins for all of the above: 08-50-0032
Alternatively you can use JYK connectors, available in Europe from Conrad Electronics/Rapid Online:
- 2-way shell (thermistors and fans): JYK H2500-02
- 3-way shell (endstops): JYK H2500-03
- 4-way shell (stepper motors, PanelDue and Z-probe): JYK H2500-04
- 5-way shell (Z-probe on Duet 2 Maestro): JYK H2500-05
- Crimp pins for all of the above: JYK T2500-02
Screw Terminals ¶
The large terminals (6.35mm spacing) used for VIN and bed are:
this is compatible with the Metz connect 6.35mm equivalent
The smaller terminals (3.5mm spacing) used for the heater terminals other than the bed are:
this is compatible with the Metz connect 3.5mm equivalent
Replacement parts ¶
Fan mosfet ¶
If you short out a PWM fan, the fan driver mosfet will burn out. The replacement part number is PMV40UN2 which is available from the usual electronic component distributors such as Farnell/Newark/element14, Digikey, Mouser and RS. The component identifiers on the board are:
- Fan 0 mosfet: TR5
- Fan 1 mosfet: TR9
- Fan 2 mosfet: TR1
You will need a hot air desoldering tool with a small nozzle to remove the old mosfet. Use a shield made from corrugated cardboard and Kapton tape to shield connectors and other plastic components from the hot air. The new mosfet can be soldered in place using a fine-tipped soldering iron, or by putting a little no-clean flux on the pads, placing the new mosfet on top, and using hot air again. Hot air soldering/desoldering is easier if you heat the whole board to about 100-125C on an electric hotplate.
VSSA fuse ¶
If you get a short in your wiring between your heater or fan wiring and the VSSA side of a thermistor connection, and you have a Duet WiFi board revision 1.0 or 1.01 or a white Duet WiFi pre-production board, then fuse F1 will blow. The symptoms are:
- All thermistors will show as open circuit
- The resistance between a VSSA pin on the back of the board and a ground pin, which should normally read less than 5 ohms, will be very high
If this happens to your Duet, you should first identify and fix the short. After that, do one of the following:
- Replace the original fuse with any fast acting 0603 size fuse having a rated current of between 125 and 250mA and a resistance of between 2 and 4 ohms. Suitable part numbers are Kamaya FCC16151AD-B and Littlefuse 0438.250WR. If you choose the Littlefuse part and the old fuse is also the Littlefuse part (recognisable by its metal end caps), you may be able to solder the new fuse on top of the old fuse. Otherwise, you will need hot air soldering equipment to remove the old fuse.
- Bypass the original fuse with an external cartridge fuse, fitted between one of the VSSA connections and one of the ground connections.
- Bypass the original fuse with a self resetting fuse as is fitted on Duet WiFi board revisions 1.02 and later. Suitable part numbers for the self-resetting fuse are Multicomp MC36207 from Farnell, Bourns MF-MSMF014 and Bel Fuse 0ZCJ0020FF2E. Connect the fuse between the E0 thermistor VSSA pin and the E1 endstop ground pin. Optionally, connect a 10K resistor between the TCK pin of the JTAG pads and the VSSA pin of the E1 thermistor connector, which will allow the firmware to warn you when there is a short to VSSA. Here is a photograph showing this modification.
The small green component bearing the letters 'bF' is the self-resetting fuse, and the component with stripes is the optional 10K resistor. A piece of Kapton tape was put on the board first to provide additional insulation.
Blade fuse ¶
PCB revisions 1.03 and later have a 1A mini auto blade fuse protecting the fan circuits when the fan voltage selection jumper is in the VIN position. Here is an example of a suitable replacement: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/20-x-1Amp-Min.... You can increase the fuse rating to 2A or even 3A if your fans, air pumps etc. draw more than 1A in total.