How Hot?

Discussion in 'E3D-v6 and Lite6' started by grat, Jul 12, 2014.

  1. grat

    grat Member

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    So how hot, realistically, should the collar of the heatsink get on the v6?

    I ask, because I designed a new mount (the first iteration had "issues"-- issues which prevented my printer from producing actual solid objects), and since the printer was already loaded with PLA, and I expected to have to re-print after tweaking, I just hit "print". And got a perfect print that went together so nicely, I kind of accidentally assembled the print head, and installed it before it occurred to me this might be the wrong plastic. :oops:

    So right now, my E3D v6 is held in place with a bracket made from PLA.

    How doomed am I? :lol:
     
  2. Ralph Hilton

    Ralph Hilton Well-Known Member

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    Mine is mounted with a PLA part - no problems. The top of the v6 doesn't even get warm.
     
  3. Eaglezsoar

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    I agree with Mr. Hilton, you should be fine.
     
  4. grat

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    Seems to be holding up fine-- Which isn't that surprising, given the way the heatbreak works.

    By the way, if anyone is interested in a mount for the v6 on a Kossel Clear:

    http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:392786

    It's not fancy, but it seems to work well.
     
  5. Eaglezsoar

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    That is a great looking mount for the V6, Thanks for sharing that link.
     
  6. grat

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    I'm happy with it, but there was a hole in the bottom that I overlooked-- and apparently my slicer silently fixed. :roll:

    I've uploaded a fixed version and removed the bad one.
     
  7. Josh

    Josh Administrator
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    At the top, the heatsink should not be more than a few degrees above room temperature because the fan effectively removes all the heat that makes it up through the heat break or onto the bottom fin by radiation.
     

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