Is the Lite6 fan really optional

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  1. e3duser

    e3duser Active Member

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    I've read that the Lite6 fan is optional, and also that it is mandatory. I print with PETG only, at 245, and was thinking that if the fan really is optional then taking it off could give more time for the heat to melt the filament and thus allow higher speeds.

    Would this be correct?
     
  2. Mike Kelly

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    You want to minimize the melt zone otherwise the filament will expand and bind inside the heatbreak/heatsink. It might be possible to use it without a fan but I'd suggest using a fan to make life easier.
     
  3. elmoret

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    Where did you read that it is optional?

    If you want max speeds, Volcano + v6 is the way to go.
     
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  5. elmoret

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    It is optional for some materials, but not others. I'll get that clarified on the Filastruder site.

    It is required for PLA, for example. PETG is a bit of an unknown.
     

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