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Re: Really universal soldering controller

Postby eric1981 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:09 am

lukane wrote:
eric1981 wrote:Thanks sparkybg for this great design
I built one and works really well
Here's my 3d printed case for UniSolder

thingiverse
thing:3460761


Sorry for i can not post the url cause i'm a new user...

Cause my bad english, maybe update description for the detail of 3d print later, lot translate work todo
Wish you guys understand how this enclosure works
Tranformer must smller than 95mm*55mm or you can edit the stl to fit your transformer
20190301145721.jpg

20190301145717.jpg


Hi,
I've just gotten a 3D printer, an Ender 3 along with a bunch of upgrade parts.
I'm not at all familiar with designing or changing designs in CAD software though.

I've gotten this transformer for my buiĺd:
Type of transformer: toroidal
Power: 120VA
Primary voltage: 230V AC
Secondary voltage 1: 24V
Secondary winding current 1: 5A
Weight: 1.3kg
Leads: cables
Diameter: 105mm
Height: 40mm
IP rating: IP00
Insulation class: II
Thermal class: Ta40B
Conform to the norm: PN-EN 61558
Electrical insulation strength: 4kV/60s
Cable length: 150mm
Kit contents: rubber washer x2
Kit contents: lid
Manufacturer: INDEL


How would one modify the enclosure to fit that transformer? What material would be best to print with?
PLA as far as my limited knowledge does not like heat so that, I'm guessing, would make it unsuitable.


I'm using PETG ,better heat resistance than PLA
Sorry for my design just can fit 95mmx55mm transformer, but i'm planning rebuild this model to fit more different transformer
Maybe few days later, i will let you know when i done
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Re: Really universal soldering controller

Postby lukane » Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:54 am

eric1981 wrote:
lukane wrote:
eric1981 wrote:Thanks sparkybg for this great design
I built one and works really well
Here's my 3d printed case for UniSolder

thingiverse
thing:3460761


Sorry for i can not post the url cause i'm a new user...

Cause my bad english, maybe update description for the detail of 3d print later, lot translate work todo
Wish you guys understand how this enclosure works
Tranformer must smller than 95mm*55mm or you can edit the stl to fit your transformer
20190301145721.jpg

20190301145717.jpg


Hi,
I've just gotten a 3D printer, an Ender 3 along with a bunch of upgrade parts.
I'm not at all familiar with designing or changing designs in CAD software though.

I've gotten this transformer for my buiĺd:
Type of transformer: toroidal
Power: 120VA
Primary voltage: 230V AC
Secondary voltage 1: 24V
Secondary winding current 1: 5A
Weight: 1.3kg
Leads: cables
Diameter: 105mm
Height: 40mm
IP rating: IP00
Insulation class: II
Thermal class: Ta40B
Conform to the norm: PN-EN 61558
Electrical insulation strength: 4kV/60s
Cable length: 150mm
Kit contents: rubber washer x2
Kit contents: lid
Manufacturer: INDEL


How would one modify the enclosure to fit that transformer? What material would be best to print with?
PLA as far as my limited knowledge does not like heat so that, I'm guessing, would make it unsuitable.


I'm using PETG ,better heat resistance than PLA
Sorry for my design just can fit 95mmx55mm transformer, but i'm planning rebuild this model to fit more different transformer
Maybe few days later, i will let you know when i done

Thanks!
There's always more to learn...and remember that everyone was new to everything at some point.
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Re: Really universal soldering controller

Postby vulkan35 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:49 am

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Re: Really universal soldering controller

Postby CrazyProf » Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:16 am

Hi,
Thanks for that great project.
@vulkan35:
This kit has fully assembled PCB or just components?
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Re: Really universal soldering controller

Postby gugol » Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:30 am

Pcb arrived, version 1.0.
Does anyboy have this simpler version up and running?
I don't need to use the jbc, for me the ver 5.2 is too much.

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Re: Really universal soldering controller

Postby lukane » Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:19 am

Well...
The 3D printed parts will have to wait, when trying to get the first print on the Ender 3, the exposed 24Vdc connectors for the heatbed snagged on something and shorted for a millisecond and the IDC flatcable going from the mainboard to the display assembly had one of the wires burned clean of, like a wire in a fuse...

I've ordered the MKS GEN-L with display, stepper drivers and SD-card reader to replace the stock Creality HW.

That, in my book, is a serious design flaw...having exposed, high current leads(solder connections actually).

I've started populating the second (I have two sets of UniSolder boards) front PCB, it's taking forever as I only work on diy stuff when my levels of pain allows me to do so.
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Re: Really universal soldering controller

Postby lukane » Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:18 am

vulkan35 wrote:Fully assembled PCBs, making 3-4 days, accept paypal.

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Would you sell just the front PCB with everything except the USB connector and buttons populated, and flashed.
So I only have to populate the USB and the buttons, plug it in and be ready to use it?

Send me an email or a PM.

Regards,
Jonas
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Re: Really universal soldering controller

Postby ericiB » Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:08 pm

Hi All,
I'm starting to build my Unisolder and am having some trouble getting my back board working correctly. I think I have damaged the U1 3.3v regulator so I have ordered some spares to replace it with. I have 33.4V at Vin pin 7 and 0v on pin 8. Anything else to check before just swapping that part and powering on the back board again?

I have also forked a version of of the unisolder notes github page that 5N44P shared that I've tried to collect useful stuff all in one place. I added a Digikey BOM, along with some pictures I found useful, the schematics from page 1 and the chips tool by Bug82. https://github.com/lauer2356/unisolder-notes

This is a great project and I'm looking forward to getting it up and running. Thanks for all the hard work and support guys!
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Re: Really universal soldering controller

Postby minkok » Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:40 am

ericiB wrote:Hi All,
Anything else to check before just swapping that part and powering on the back board again?

Only need to be checked is proper R3 and R4 value (regarding the table from the schematic) and soldering, it should start if IC is ok
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Re: Really universal soldering controller

Postby VanBudd » Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:13 pm

vulkan35 wrote:Fully assembled PCBs, making 3-4 days, accept paypal.

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You have pm
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Re: Really universal soldering controller

Postby sumeexx » Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:37 am

I'm still waiting for the PCB parts from vulkan35, so excited!
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Re: Really universal soldering controller

Postby milen » Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:36 am

Hi
thanks to Sparky for this project !!! and all people who develop this project.
I made this project 2 soldering station and work fine, but i made box before asembling and now image on screen is rotated on 180 degree.
I need help,need some people compiling software for "0" degree rotation, on dafalt in code is 180.
I use pickit3 and mplab latest version.
Evry time when i compilin mplab send me much erros.
sorry for my bad english :)

Tanks in advanse.
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Re: Really universal soldering controller

Postby VanBudd » Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:15 am

milen wrote:Hi
thanks to Sparky for this project !!! and all people who develop this project.
I made this project 2 soldering station and work fine, but i made box before asembling and now image on screen is rotated on 180 degree.
I need help,need some people compiling software for "0" degree rotation, on dafalt in code is 180.
I use pickit3 and mplab latest version.
Evry time when i compilin mplab send me much erros.
sorry for my bad english :)

Tanks in advanse.



What Display did you use?
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Re: Really universal soldering controller

Postby milen » Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:47 am

I use lcd model: SSD1309, 2,42inch, SPI my is with black pcb.I dot change nothig from original code use directly from first post and work fine, but picture rotated on 180 degree.
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Re: Really universal soldering controller

Postby ScotY808 » Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:14 pm

My Unisolder has been working great up until yesterday. Now, when I plug in the iron, most of the time it will say heater open. Once in a while, it will work. Any ideas on what to check?
Thanks!
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