Mainboard - Select Mini V1 & V2 - New "Quiet" Version

Was: $67.00
Now: $59.00
SKU:
M200_V1-V2-MAINBOARD-QUIET-F401
Availability:
In stock but need to catch up on board testing. May take about one week before the order ships. If you order a board and are in a hurry to receive feel free to send an email.
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Shipping:
Calculated at Checkout

Estimated shipping date: Nov 21st 2019

Compatible with:

  • MP Select Mini V1
  • MP Select Mini V2
  • Malyan M200

Includes:

  • Heat sink (will be preinstalled). The product images do not show a heat sink installed but that was only to show off the TMC2208 steppers drivers.
  • Three (3) 2 to 3 pin endstop adapters. The endstop plugs for the Select Mini V1 and V2 are 2 pin. The adapter makes it so those plugs can plug into the 3 pin header on the mainboard.
  • Two (2) fan adapters. The Select Mini V1 hotend fan uses a slightly larger plug than the V2. The adapter is to convert from the larger size to the smaller size that is on the mainboard.
  • One (1) 4 pin cable for the display. The Select Mini V1 and V2 use the same plug size on the side that connects to the display board but the plug on the mainboard side is slightly larger on the V1. The included 4 pin cable is only needed if the printer is a V1. The cable will work with both the V1 and V2 but if your existing V2 cable is working then there is now need to swap. 

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • Customer will not need to provide any stepper motor information after purchasing this version of the mainboard as they had to with the other "Quiet" version. This board is able to have the motor current adjusted via gcode command M907. Instruction will be included inside the box and will also eventually be added to this page.
  • This mainboard will work with both the Select Mini V1 and Select Mini V2. At this time the Select Mini Pro/V3 is not supported but will hopefully be added in the next couple of months.
  • The firmware currently does not support folders on the microSD card. This means no folders can exist on the microSD card. The printer will see the folders but it will not be able to select a file to print if any folders exist on the card.
  • This board has an upgraded MCU (processor) and the firmware has better microSD card support than the original mainboards. Some 32GB and higher cards that have been tried did work but not all. All 16GB and less microSD cards that have been tested with this board have worked.
  • The current version of the firmware does not have any limitations on the bed heater like what exist on the original Select Mini V2 mainboards/firmware. If possible it would be better to use a 12V 10A power supply. The V2 stock power supplies are 12V 7A but seem to have no problem periodically exceeding 7A without shutting down.  A build of the firmware may be made available with the bed heater restriction/limits in place if users request this option. 

The text below is from the previous "Quiet" mainboard product description but most/all applies to the new version with the exception of being able to add variable resistors upon request because there is no need to do this via hardware since the firmware supports adjusting the motor current with the M907 gcode command.

Here is a Google Photos album with videos and a couple pictures that show off the TMC stepper drivers. Some pictures show variable resistors which will not be on the mainboards because they are not needed but can be added for an additional cost if they are wanted.

Basically it will make the printer much quieter when printing. There 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 stepper 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.