E3D v5 not working

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  1. kramma

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    Can you use RAMPS 14 with the v5 hotend?
    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Eaglezsoar

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    Ramps 1.4 is compatible with any hotend. Is there more info that you need?
     
  3. kramma

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    Currently trying to run a Reprap Mendlemax with Aduino with RAMPS 1.4 shield with Marlin installed. Have had it running with a previous hotend so not completely new to this but since I installed the v5 the hotend doesn't heat up. Thermister is working tested with a soldering iron in close proximity. There is voltage from the RAMPS board proven by a multimeter (and prev hotend use). I am concerned that the 12v Heater Cartridge is faulty as the multimeter records complete/total resistance when investigated by the multimeter. Is this normal? Is there anyway to test the Heater Cartridge? Can I simply wire it to my 12V power pack?
    Thanks for the help
     
  4. Eaglezsoar

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    NEVER, NEVER wire a heater cartridge directly into a 12v source without some way to control the temperature.
    The cartridge should show a low resistance of 1 to 3 ohms if it is good. If it is showing a very high resistance it is defective.
    I don't know what you mean by complete or total resistance, but it sounds as though the cartridge is showing a high resistance.
    If so it is defective, you'll need to get another. Cartridges are one of the items I always buy 3 of at a time so that I can have
    some spares. Best of luck getting your printer up and running.
     
  5. Josh

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    Hi Kramma,

    Are you using the heater cartridge that came with your v5 kit?

    Josh
     

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