Upgrades to convert a TAZ 4 to a TAZ 5

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Upgrades to convert a TAZ 4 to a TAZ 5

Post by i-t-w.com » Fri Oct 30, 2015 9:41 pm

To upgrade a TAZ4 to a TAZ5:
- TAZ 4 bed material is PET, TAZ 5 is PEI. PEI is more durable, lower prep and maintenance, and sticks better. https://www.lulzbot.com/products/lulzbot-taz-pei-sheet
- TAZ 4 hotend is a "budaschnozzle", capable of up to 240C, TAZ 5 is a "hexagon" capable of up to 300C. https://www.lulzbot.com/products/lulzbo ... on-hot-end
- Replace the Budaschnozzle extruder body with a hexagon extruder body, (print yourself) http://devel.lulzbot.com/TAZ/Juniper/pr ... x_v1.0.stl
- Add a wire pair from the controller board to hotend cooling fan you need to add https://www.lulzbot.com/products/micro-blower-55v
- Replace the extruder mount with the TAZ 5 version, which accommodates the hotend cooling fan (print yourself) http://devel.lulzbot.com/TAZ/Juniper/pr ... nt_hex.STL
- Flash the firmware to a TAZ 5 (the hexagon requires a different firmware than the Budaschnozzle https://www.lulzbot.com/support/firmwar ... rough-cura

Apologies if this is somewhere else in the forum, but I couldn't find it.
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Re: Upgrades to convert a TAZ 4 to a TAZ 5

Post by piercet » Fri Oct 30, 2015 9:53 pm

Now if only someone sold the wiring harness bits to turn a 3 controll box into a 5 box heh. Oh well!

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Re: Upgrades to convert a TAZ 4 to a TAZ 5

Post by i-t-w.com » Mon Nov 02, 2015 2:11 pm

Yes, at some point we may have more TAZ 4/5 control box wiring harness bits to sell. You can get away with using a TAZ 4/5 control box and running your TAZ 3 harnesses out the holes, but some need to be lengthened and some shortened. To do it "right" gets expensive, as the connecters alone add up quickly.

Is there demand for a ~$300 "upgrade a TAZ 3 to TAZ 5" control box and wiring harnesses kit?
A power supply upgrade is a good idea as well, which would add around $100
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Re: Upgrades to convert a TAZ 4 to a TAZ 5

Post by piercet » Mon Nov 02, 2015 2:14 pm

You would probably sell at least one of them...

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