Questions about first use of your Scalar 3D printers

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I Have a small 4 pins wire extender, what is it for?

Are my motors connectors the proper orientation?

 

I Have a small 4 pins wire extender, what is it for?

For Scalar XL users, you should have a small 20Cm extender wire. It has a 1 male and 1 female connector.

This extender allows to extend the Z axis motor wire which is on the other side of the electronic box.

Are my motors connectors the proper orientation?

Before switching on the electronics, you need to make sure that all the motors are connected . Even the extruder.

The in order to know if the orientation of each connector is good use your LCD screen

  • X Axis: Go into the menu « Prepare>Move Axis> X » and turn the display knob on the positive side (The numbers on the screen should increase). If your axis is going away from the End stop then your motor is connected the proper way.
  • Y Axis: same as  X axis

If it’s not the case you will need to switch off your electronics, turn your motor connector and check again that the motor is moving the proper way.

  • Z Axis: For Z axis, when you increase the value on the LCD the Z axis must move Up. Make sure both Z motor’s connectors are oriented the same way.