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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.

Thermocouple Support

There have been two versions of the thermocouple board. the change from version 1.0 to 1.1 was to made to move to the MAX31856 sensor IC.

Version 1.1 thermocouple boards

  • MAX31856-based daughter boards each supporting two thermocouples of type B, E,J K, N, R, S or T.
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Older versions

  • MAX31855-based daughter boards, each supporting two K-type thermocouples


For setting up the Duet 2 to use thermocouple sensors see: Connecting thermocouples

MAX31856 sensor IC details

The MAX31856 performs cold-junction compensation and digitizes the signal from any type of thermocouple. The output data is formatted in degrees Celsius. This converter resolves temperatures to 0.0078125°C, allows readings as high as +1800°C and as low as -210°C (depending on thermocouple type), and exhibits thermocouple voltage measurement accuracy of ±0.15%. See the Maxim integrated website for more details on the MAX31856.

Other Temperature sensors

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


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Is there a schematic and/or gerber files for the new daughterboard?

AJ Quick - Reply

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