I have been thru all pages and would like to rap everything together as far as I understood it right:
- buy the original E3D V6
- we can use the provided heater from E3D (one say YES, one say NO)
- we can use the E3D fans with the original K8400 PCB on the print head
- we can use the E3D thermistor as provided
We have to adjust some voltage for the fans, even if I am thinking, that 15V would not kill the fans.
But to be on the save site, we should use the K8400 heaters.
Did I missed one, or did I mixed it up?
as i just have been trough the same Thing i will try an answer some of your questions
i also ordered from the netherland but i payed more and they shipped it to Germany, even tough i could have driven to pick it up because i live quite Close to the border (30km)
To your questions:
I also bought the original one, i payed more because they shipped to Germany but im quite happy with it, i Think you can easily see the differences between a clone and the original if you look at the Quality and one of my main Goals was to not have so much clogging of the nozzle and easy Access to replacement parts of good Quality, thats Why i Chose the original e3d v6
Yes you can use the original heater and after talking to my local electronics guy he said the terminal connectors on the original pcb should handle the increased power more than fine, but if you want to do it the safe like i did use the original vertex heaters, i have been Printing with them for more then 2 weeks now and they still work like a charm, only Thing is the cables are a Little short after the Change to e3d but it fits only Thing is the e3ds heat up faster but to be honest i have no Problem waiting a Minute longer to heat up.
when Printing something that takes 3 or 4 hours does it really make a difference if it heats up a Minute faster ?
- That one i Think is were you are wrong, the fans of the e3d have to be on all the time, otherwise you risk clogging inside the heatsink and you dont want that use the fans from e3d put in a resistor the right size and hook them up to the powersupply directly, so they spin up everytime you start up the Printer. there is a spare 15v connector on the Mainboard so thats the easiest way i guess.
Anyway thats how i did it
But Keep in mind if you disconnect the big original fan on the vertex you have to Replace the resistor on the pcb with a stronger one so that the small fan does not get to many power and eventually burn out
- Yes you can use the Thermistor it works perfectly and is much much better then the original vertex if you ask me. Simply because ist more sturdy and easier to Mount or Replace if anything goes wrong
i hope i could help you
if you want you can also hit me up on Twitter nickname is: MavRaven i would be happy to help