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Grimtech
(@grimtech)
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Just wanted to share that I have my V2 board installed and up and running.

And Wow, the upgrade is incredible.

The instant thing you notice is the lack of noise, and vibration - its truly remarkable.

The second thing you notice is the speed that it begins printing from a cold start, it is off and printing so quickly now.

Other things I have noticed too, like increased fan control taking place.

 

I am hoping the Open Source Software and firmware can be taken advantage of by those much cleverer than I - fingers crossed!

 

Once installed, I cleaned the bed and ran all three calibration procedures again, as the head carriage, belt and rails all were taken apart.

I have never had such good results, I use ABS a lot and TitanX is really great.  The increase in quality is noticeable.

 

The install job is involved and I wouldn't recommend it unless you have prior experience of the sort of thing outlined in the guide ( https://robox.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/folders/11000017476), in which case you should be fine.

On top of the guide, I found in addition some ferrite cores had to be moved on their cable to run cleanly to their sockets.

I also had to very carefully unpick some of the plug/sockets that were factory glued or sealed - no biggy but took patience and time.  Same glue encountered in the daughter bard for the extruder, and removing the pin/axle for the "wheel" in the head required the making of a small press our of bits I had in the workshop.

 

Absolutely recommend the upgrade - my man cave in the house is near Little Ones bedroom, and I can print all night long with zero noise issues.

 

 

 

 

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Topic starter Posted : 9th April 2021 7:23 pm
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Enginwiz
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Thank you for posting your experience with the Version 2 Main Board.

How long did it take to do the installation?

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Posted : 11th April 2021 8:18 am
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BHudson
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@enginwiz A mainboard installation takes me about 45 minutes. I would guess someone doing it for the first time would take 2-3 hours if they are being careful to do each step and have to figure things out. 

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Posted : 11th April 2021 8:53 pm
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Grimtech
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@enginwiz

Was probably around 3 hours all together, fixing the things that weren't as straight forward as the rest of the job, as I went. 

Like the glued/sealed motor plugs and sockets, and the tons of glue in the extruder plug and socket that needed digging out.

Moving each of the ferrite cores to the best position to not interfere with the new blue heatsinks, or the other ferrite cores took a while to get just right.

Then doing the three calibration processes, as it had been all apart took the time it take to complete too.

 

I will repeat my feelings that this is a wonderful upgrade, start up speed, print noise levels and overall quality and finish of print are all improved - couldn't be happier with my purchase.

 

 

 

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Topic starter Posted : 14th April 2021 11:31 am
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Grimtech
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I also wanted to add, that the local, UK based support from CEL was a large part I went with CEL 6-7 years ago, and I am still constantly impressed with the service I recieve.

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Topic starter Posted : 14th April 2021 12:51 pm
BHudson
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@grimtech The glue on the plugs is due to the ferrites pulling them out of the sockets when the Robox gets shipped with the left side down, and because users kept pulling the sockets off the mainboard because they didn't get the latch on the plug disengaged. Then they would install it backwards half the time and blow the mainboard. 

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