Chimera+ Aqua Issues

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting' started by Seth T Robinson, Jul 26, 2020.

  1. Seth T Robinson

    Seth T Robinson New Member

    Jul 26, 2020
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    Just installed a chimera+ aqua on my ender 3 pro with the e3d water cooling kit. Seems the 30w heaters that came with the kit are incapable of reaching anything greater than 220c though the kit is advertised as >285c. They are also measuring around 22ohms, which would mean they're closer to 25w heaters at 24v.

    I swapped the 30w heaters out for some spare 40w's and had no problems hitting 260c, however I am wondering if others have had this problem?

    Also, potentially bigger issue once I start printing, is that the heater block feels much hotter than an air cooled one. Using my calibrated finger (tc reader en route) I'm guessing its in the 40-50c range around the base of the filament path. Coolant going out is around ambient and there is flow. Have others experienced this when printing high temp materials? Anyone have measured temperatures of this hot end while running higher temps like this?

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