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Stage 1 upgrade list for the ANET A8

by Daltoncnc Jun 19, 2017
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A shame !

You are using/uploading my power panel case without noticing anything about the creator, giving credits or place a link to the original.
Thats against CC license ! Delete this ...

Original :

Anet A8 - Power Panel Case

I credited you for the right side case under the credits section


What size wire to the meter. What connectors did you use to get the wires in that close on the sides on the 12v meter box? Where did you get the 12ga wire connectors to fit the Mosfits and PS? Having the DC meter wired the way you do, does it read the draw from all the components?

You don't need a mosfet for the hotend. It draws so little power compared to the bed that the onboard mosfet should be fine especially if it's being actively cooled with the motherboard fan.

your correct you do not technically need a external mosfet for the hotend but if you want to go with this schematic of parts you have the option to put one in or use it for something else

Also according to your wiring instructions, there's no power to the motherboard.

hello thanks for looking at my model the power wires to the main board are labeled "from dc meter 12ga wires" that is the power input on the main board

Why tell us about "POSSIBLE" upgrades???? Motherboard????? The hotbed you show is NOT Anet and is likely to be 215mm x 215mm ie SMALLER than the 220mm x 220mm from Anet and no LED indictor - unless you have added one - which you fail to mention. Mosfets do not really need any fans - that's part of their job to take the strain off the MB.
Do you think we don't know what is on the market and what MAY or MAY NOT be a good upgrade.
This type of post is more suitable to a forum as your intention. Every thing you mention is already KNOWN by anybody who has been using Anet8 or the other Anet printers - and the parts are listed here many times over with current mods to download.
Can we take it that these suggestions you propose are based on your years of experience?