9.3 - New Electronics Connections


Electronics are an important part of the overall result you are trying to achieve. The included electronics in the Complete Ilios HD Kit were created as a good combination for those who want to take advantage of the highly accurate motion the 3D Printer provides. Please follow these instructions carefully and you should have Ilios up and running in no time.

Important: Before installing the electronics on the Ilios 3D Printer, please connect everything and test the electronics. It shall be difficult to remove components and debug a problem if the electronics have an issue, especially if you are assembling a machine like this for the first time.

Control Unit

The Ilios Control Unit is what makes it all work together with a PC or the UI systems. The Control Unit provides all the necessary connections for the motors, sensors and other hardware of your Ilios 3D Printer and allows the hardware to communicate with higher forms of software like our Ilios 3D Suite which can be used from a PC or with the UI unit which removes the need for an additional computer altogether.

The Control Unit provides the Power connection from the Ilios Power Supply (provided in the New Electronics), access to all the sensors which come from a DLP based Kit like our Ilios HD Kits or connections for the Ilios HD - Laser setup like our Ilios HD Kit - For Research. Make sure you plug the correct sensors and motors in their corresponding connections on the Control Unit described in the image above.

Complete Wiring Diagram

 Please follow the diagram in the image below to properly connect the sensors, motors and other units based on your Ilios Printer type. Please make sure to connect each sensor and motor in their correct plugs as failure in doing so may result in bad initialization or even damage of your Ilios 3D Printer.

Note the connections which may not be needed in your case as additional sensors and modules may not be available for your specific printer type. When all sensors are properly connected you can test them by applying pressure to their levers and monitoring the Status LED for each one on the front side of the Control Unit. When pressed, the LED should come ON and when released it should go OFF. In some cases the opposite may apply due to hardware configurations but the alteration of the LED light should be noted as this is what toggles the Limit signal or Sensor value. If the Switch or sensor does not react to any action please check your connections since the initialization sequence needs everything to work properly.

Written by Demetris Zavorotnitsienko

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