Mainboard - MP Mini Delta - Normal or "Quiet" (See Description)

$47.00 - $69.00
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SKU:
M300-MAINBOARD
Availability:
Current estimated shipping time: Normal/Stock - 3 to 5 days. "Quiet"/TMC2208: approximately 7 to 10 days
Maximum Purchase:
5 units
Shipping:
Calculated at Checkout

Compatible with:

  • Monoprice MP Mini Delta

 INFORMATION NEEDED TO PROCEED WITH ORDER FULFILLMENT:

  • After placing your order please provide the stepper motor model number from either the X, Y, or Z motors and also the extruder stepper motor model number. You may send this information via the contact us page or reply to your order confirmation email.
  • The stepper motor model number is required to proceed with your order. There have been some recent changes to the Mini Delta motors. The Mini Delta has started using stepper motors with a phase resistance of ~2 Ohms. From the beginning and up until the last month or two the Mini Delta has had stepper motors with a phase resistance of ~10 Ohms. Most users will have the 10 Ohm motors but confirmation is still needed to be sure that you are sent a board that is configured for your Mini Delta.

NOTES:

  • Mainboards are being made available for pre-order due to many customers requesting this option. There will likely be a two week wait from when you order to when the board ships. The estimated shipping date shown on the product page is exactly that. The date shown must be manually changed and sometimes overlooked. Boards may be added to the inventory in small batches so may show out of stock for a short time. This is done as a reminder to change the estimated shipping date by a few days. It may be a few days off from the actual shipping date. This mostly applies to the "quiet" option but may at times be somewhat true for the stock option.
  • The stock mainboard now comes with four HR4988 stepper drivers. Each stock mainboard has at minimum one test print ran with it to verify all is working. Most often the board is not tested until after ordered to ensure that it indeed was tested and working just before being sent to the customer.
  • Each "quiet" board is a stock mainboard modified by hand to remove the four HR4988 stepper drivers and replace with four Trinamic TMC2208 stepper drivers. Also each stepper driver circuit will have the charge pump capacitor swapped as is recommended by Trinamic. Each quiet board has three to five print test ran totaling between 15 and 25 hours of actual print time. Print test are ran with the bed heater set between 50°C and 60°C and with a reduced bottom fan speed by installing a 150 Ohm resistor inline with the fan wiring (not included with board purchase).
  • It is not recommended to run the printer without a bottom fan to cool the motors and electronics. This applies for both the stock boards and the quiet boards. Printing without a fan may lead to failed prints due to overheating stepper drivers.
  • If you order additional items with the mainboard please know that they will not be shipped until your mainboard is shipped. If you would like those items right away please order those items separately. 

"QUIET" OPTION

Here is a Google Photos album with videos and a couple pictures that show off the TMC stepper drivers.

Basically it will make the printer much quieter when printing. The fans will be the loudest part of the machine and then maybe a little bearing noise but that will vary from printer to printer.

I will not claim that swapping the stock A4988 stepper drivers with TMC2208 stepper drivers will make prints come out better or print faster. I will say that this upgrade will make the printer much quieter without loss of quality or speed. No firmware modifications are needed. No hardware changes have to be made by the user to accommodate the upgraded drivers. As far as the user is concerned all is the same in regards to hooking up the board and printing with the same slicer settings as used before.

NOTE: The TMC2208 drivers are running in "legacy mode". The TMC2208 will interpolate received step signals to 256 microsteps. UART is not available in legacy mode.

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  • 5
    Definitely worth it!

    Posted by Wing on Aug 23rd 2019

    The quiet mainboard (plus fan resistor) makes such a huge difference in the amount of noise the MPMD makes! The idle noise is barely noticeable unless you're right up next to the printer. The printer no longer sounds like a jumbo jet preparing to take off. Matthew was also amazing in responding to a query about where to find the stepper motor model numbers (turn printer on its side, unscrew the plate underneath the printer and look for the serial numbers on any one of the 3 square blocks located at the towers). Would recommend purchasing the quiet mainboard for sure and thanks Matthew for the fantastic customer support!

  • 5
    Purchase and customer service

    Posted by Leah on Aug 15th 2019

    I had a very hard time finding the mainboard before be referred to gigdigit. I am still very new to the 3d printing world and even after my purchase arrived Matthew went above and beyond to help me get my printer functional again. I cannot express the level of customer service I was shown by him but if there was an Emmy for it i am sure he would get it. Thank you for everything!

  • 5
    Quiet Board

    Posted by Daniel Forward on Jul 16th 2019

    Every penny well spent. the wait for the board was well worth it, its super smooth and barely makes any sounds at all. Would recommend it for and owner of this printer! Thank you Mathew!

  • 5
    Worked just fine

    Posted by Ricardo Cueva on Jul 12th 2019

    The product worked just fine.

  • 5
    MP Delta Mini quiet board

    Posted by Steve on Apr 4th 2019

    Best upgrade I ever made. Great product.

  • 5
    Great Upgrade

    Posted by Josh on Feb 28th 2019

    Makes the Mini Delta usable in any environment. Fan noise is really all I hear (other than the extruder)

  • 5
    "Quiet" Mainboard

    Posted by Philip on Feb 28th 2019

    This is a must have quality of life improvement for the Monoprice Mini Delta! Install was straightforward, just be careful with unplugging the connectors from the original mainboard. The printer works like a dream, and is so much quieter now it is almost unbelievable.

  • 5
    Worthy upgrade for older machines with broken Mainboard.

    Posted by Dennis on Aug 16th 2018

    My older mainboard failed and I ordered this replacement. It came with the latest firmware release and upgraded 16x micro-step motor drivers. They significantly reduced the stepper noise in the printer. It was easy to replace the board. Mostly just a few screws and swapping out the plugs. Make sure you mark which motor and home sensor connectors go to which plugs on the mainboard, and also which heater connectors and thermistors. Those plus are the same, so it would be easy to get them into the wrong places.