Main power ¶
Connect the terminal block labelled POWER IN to your power supply (minimum 11V, maximum 25V). Make sure the wires you use are of adequate gauge to carry the current to supply the bed heater, extruder heater, stepper motors and electronics.
Caution: be sure to get the polarity right! The board is not protected against reverse polarity. The positive wire from the power supply goes to the terminal marked + which is the one nearest the stepper motor connector side of the board.
If you use stranded core wire, do not tin the ends of the wire, because if you do then the heat generated by the current will cause the solder to flow and the connection will become loose. Preferably, use bootlace ferrules on the end of the wires, as supplied with the DuetWifi and Duet Ethernet.
Important! Re-tighten the terminal block screws after doing the first few prints, and check that they are still tight occasionally after that. The heat generated by the high current carried by the power wires can cause them to creep and make the connection less tight, especially if you used stranded core wire and no ferrules.
Bed heater power ¶
The Duet boards are designed to power the heated bed (or the solid-state relay controlling it) from the same power supply as they power everything else. The Duet WiFi is able to supply 18A to a heated bed. If you still want to use a second supply to power the bed (still not exceeding the 18A the Duet can sink), it is possible to arrange this; see Wiring and hardware differences from RAMPS etc for details.
Standby power ¶
The Duet operates on two power circuits: a 5V circuit that powers the CPU, WiFi, and web interface, (mostly through a 3.3V LDO) and a 12/24V circuit that powers the motors and heaters.
5V Options ¶
5V power can be supplied in three ways:
- From USB ( whether or not an external power supply is attached). This is normally used for initial setup but is not required for normal operation. Note that USB current is limited by older https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB#Power to 500mA. Keep this in mind if you are running a PanelDue, especially the 7Inch version which requires more current than this. Some more modern USB ports and USB hubs will supply more than 500mA.
- From the 12/24V supply through the internal switching regulator. The regulator is enabled if the INT 5V_EN jumper is fitted, as shown here:
- Alternatively the board can obtain 5V power from an external 5V supply (for example, the +5VSB rail on an ATX power supply) if you fit the EXT 5V_EN jumper:
If the main PSU supports an ATX-style PS_ON pin (power supply on when pin is connected to ground), the Duet can enable and disable the main power as needed. Obviously this will not work if the only source of 5V is the 12/24V circuit you are switching; you must either supply USB power or use the 5V in pin from a supply that is not shut down when the 12/24V supply is. On an https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATX#Power_... which provides this function.
Controlling the external power supply ¶
If you are using the PS_ON pin to turn on and off an external 12/24V supply it can be toggled using the M80 and M81 gcodes:
M80 ; Turns on the ATX power supply M81 ; Turns off the ATX power supply
Note If the M80 command is inserted into the config.g file and +5V VSB ( standby) power is connected, you can not switch off the board by
doing a reset, as after reset the config.g is read and the board powered on again.
On the web interface there is a button for toggling the external supply:
To display this butting select the check box in the user interface settings area.