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thermistor position on the mk42 clone

Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:48 pm
by akku3D
Hello,

I have got a MK42 heated bed for ma Prusa clone.
What is the best position for the thermistor?
In the middle of the heating bed are two holes, of which I only use one to mount on the sled.
Dies it make sense to put the thermistor in the other hole and fill it with thermal paste?

Re: thermistor position on the mk42 clone

Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:35 pm
by slippyr4
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This is the silkscreen thats supposed to be on the bottom. The little round circle is where the thermistor goes, it's kapton taped to it.

Re: thermistor position on the mk42 clone

Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:11 pm
by Vertigo
Actually, on my original bed there was some rather thick and extremely sticky aluminium tape over it, and only then kapton. Im guessing for thermal insulation? When I replaced the bed, I recovered (some of) that tape.

Re: thermistor position on the mk42 clone

Posted: Sun May 27, 2018 11:38 am
by pwb29
I have purchase a MK42 clone and the thermistor is on the round circle mark glue with Kapton Tape.