This allows you to mount a Duet Wifi or Duet Ethernet board to your Anet A8.
It is designed for vertical mounting of the board at the original board's position. Because the Duet Wifi and Ethernet are cooled at the bottom of the PCB, it offers a 40mm offset from the printer's frame to allow optimal air flow.
Additionally an 80mm fan can be mounted to the bottom of the mount to guaranty best cooling. A wire guide is integrated to make sure no wires jam the fan.
Last but not least you may add a mosfet for the bed heater to it which is placed on the left hand side.
Required Additional Material
- 4 M3 scews and nuts from the original board mounting.
- 4 M4x10 screws for the board
- 4 M3x5 screws for the mosfet
- 4 mounting screws or pins for the fan
First make sure, all the electronics are connected to the Duet board. This should be done before mounting the board because some labels for the connectors are on the bottom of the PCB. If you know the board very well, you may do this after step 3.
Attach the 80mm fan to the mount using the supplied screws or pins. Do this now because you will not be able to reach all attachment points once the board is mounted.
Make sure, the blow direction is correct (towards the board).
Attach the mount to the printer frame using the original screws and nuts. Washers are recommended.
Attach the Duet board to the mount using the M4x10 screws. No nuts needed. Make sure to use the rubber washers supplied with the Duet board.
Attach the mosfet using the M3x5 screws. Fasten them softly!
If you do not have M3x5 screws, you may user longer screws like M3x10 using some washers under the head of each screw to. Do not try to turn longer screws all the way in or fasten them too tight or the Mount might break.
Make sure everything is connected propperly and especially that no shorts may occur.
Make sure no wires may touch the fan.
Make sure the Z axis can move freely up and all the way down. You may need to zip some wires together to keep them out of the way. Especially the X axis motos needs some extra space.