Here's my approach to improving the X5S heat bed performance.
- Insulate Heat Bed
- Add Power MOFEST Bed Control.
- Increase Bed Power from 12 Vdc to 21 Vdc
Add 24 VDC LED light strips for Stage Lighting
Add Digital Volts/Amps meter to monitor Bed Operation
Details of above are found in the attached PDF file.
MARCH 1, 2018 UPDATE: I have located and purchased a number of 8.5 VDC 40 AMP power supplies that work great for this project. Check out this eBay listing (Item ID: 142707783864). if your are interested
MARCH 3, 2018 UPDATE: I have updated the PDF file to better explain the schematic and power supply approach. I hope this answers a few questions I've received.
Use heavy gauge wiring throughout bed circuits. To avoid hot spots, failures and fires, be sure all wire terminals are properly attached, all screw terminals are tightened, and all wire junctions are solid.