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Overview of temperature daughter boards

The Duet 2 3d printer controllers support one or more temperature daughter boards which provide expanded temperature sensor connectivity using Maximum integrated ICs. These daughter boards connect to the Duet digitally over SPI.

Number of temperature daughter boards supported

The Duet 2 WiFi and Duet 2 Ethernet support up to two temperature daughter boards stacked, with a further two stacked on the Duex2 or 5. This provides a total of 8 digital temperature inputs to 8 . PT100 or Thermocouple daughter boards can be mixed and matched.

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The Duet 2 Maestro supports 1 temperature daughter board for two SPI temperature input channels. On the Maestro either a Thermocouple or PT100 daughter board can be connected, but not both.

PT100 sensor support

The PT100 daughter board uses the Maxim Integrated MAX31865 RTD sensor IC. This IC supports 2,3 or 4 wire PT100 connections. The mode can be set using jumps on the board. With the jumpers on/bridged the board expects a 2 wire PT100 sensor. With the jumpers off/cut a 4 wire PT100 sensor can be used. The change between older versions and 1.1 was to move from solder jumpers to pin jumpers.


From version 1.1 on wards there are two pin jumpers per input channel.

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Older versions

Versions of the board before v1.1 had solder jumpers to convert from 2 wire to 4 wire.

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For setting up the Duet us use PT100 sensors see: Connecting PT100 temperature sensors

MAX31865 sensor IC details

An external resistor sets the sensitivity for the RTD being used (in the case of the Duet3d daughter board this is a PT100) and a precision delta-sigma ADC converts the ratio of the RTD resistance to the reference resistance into digital form. High Accuracy: 15-Bit ADC Resolution; Nominal Temperature Resolution 0.03125°C (Varies Due to RTD Nonlinearity). Total Accuracy Over All Operating Conditions: 0.5°C (0.05% of Full Scale) max. For more information see the Maxim Integrated MAX31865 product page.

Other Temperature sensors

The Duet 2 Wifi, Ethernet and Maestro support various other temperature sensors.



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