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PG35L cooling - reduce fan noise

Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:16 pm
by BSE_Ted
I just configured the cooling fan on the PG35L to be controlled by pwm on from the Azteeg board. Previously I had the fan connected directly to the PSU and running at full power, which is noisy. The following was suggested, but perhaps not endorsed, by Brad.

First, in my Smoothieware config file I set delta_current from 0.5 to 0.3.

Next, I made a new switch module called fan2, It looks like this:

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#PWM control for PG35L fan
switch.fan2.enable                 true    #
switch.fan2.output_type            pwm     #
switch.fan2.startup_state          true    #
switch.fan2.startup_value          125     #
switch.fan2.output_pin             0.26    #
switch.fan2.max_pwm                255     #
Finally, I plugged the fan into the Vin side of pin 0.26 (top right side of the fan header). There is a diagram here with the pin numbers http://files.panucatt.com/datasheets/x5 ... ing_v3.pdf.

When you power up the fan briefly goes to full power and then drops down and stays at half power. The result is that the E3D V6 fan is now the noisiest thing on the machine, and that's not bad at all.

Re: PG35L cooling - reduce fan noise

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:37 am
by UltiBots
Nice mod... keep us posted with the lower extruder motor current. Most are OK at .3 and some need .5. Not sure why.

Re: PG35L cooling - reduce fan noise

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:21 am
by BSE_Ted
So far it's been working perfectly. The reduced fan noise is a welcome change.