Experimental HeatCore™ V2 - Power Resistor Heater Kit
-(1) Custom Milled Aluminum Heater Block
-(1) Green Vishay wirewound 6.8OHM, 3W, 5% resistor
-(2) Stainless Steel Set Screws (2 lengths)
-(2) 3” Pieces Green Teflon-Insulated 13amp hook-up wire
-(2) Molex Connectors – 1 male, 1 female
-(10) Crimp Pins (all in “strips”) – 5 male, 5 female – includes extras
-(3) Larger female Crimp Pins (these are “loose) for connecting resistor leads to green hook-up wires
-(1) 2” Piece Larger PTFE Shrink Tubing
-(1) 3” Piece Thinner PTFE Tubing for Resistor Leads
-(2) 18” Red Hook-up Wires
-(1) 0.05" Hex Key
-(1) M6 Brass Jam Nut
Add a MakerGear Modular Thermistor Kit to complete your heater kit.
**Please note that the MakerGear Power Resistor Block Kit - V2 is a new product and is experimental in nature.
DIY Ceramic HeatCore. So much easier then trying to wrap nichrome wire around the heater barrel and then tape it in place. Once you’ve assembled your HeatCore just screw it on, attach your hook-up wires and power up. Makes disassembling, cleaning and rebuilding your plastruder much quicker, easier and consistent!
Each kit includes enough material to make two HeatCores.
M6 HeatCore™ Kit contents:
-(2) 3/8" Brass Cores – threaded M6
-(3) 300mm pieces of Nichrome Wire - one piece is an extra
-(2) 1/5 oz. containers of Ceramic Adhesive (Cotronics Resbond) and Popsicle stick applicators
-Molex Connectors and Crimp pins < New
-Crimp Pins for attaching Nichrome to Hook-up wires
-M6 Screw (mount)
Assembly Instructions for the MakerGear HeatCore are here.
You will need a soldering iron and solder for attaching the crimp pins and nichrome.
Thermal fuses are used in devices like coffee makers. If the device temp exceeds the rated value on the thermal fuse, the fuse breaks and cuts power to the device. We are not currently using thermal fuses with the HeatCores but we’d like to build fuses into a future release. Maybe you can figure out how to do this! If you do, please post your results!!
Power Resistor Heater Kit - discontinued
This kit is based on Nophead's design and contains:
-(2) Vishay wirewound 6.8Ohm, 6W, 5%
-(2) Vishay wirewould 6.8OHM, 3W, 5% resistors
-(2) Aluminum blocks ~0.5" x 0.75" x 20mm
-(2) Aluminum blocks ~8mm x 10mm x 20mm
-(4) Sets of PTFE sleeves (for resistor leads)
-(4) Sets of Green PTFE coated wire (to attach to resistor leads)
-(4) Male Molex & (12) Male Crimp Pins (includes 4 extras) –use on the Green PTFE Wire
-(2) Sets of Red Hook-up wire (can be used interchangeably with any of the Heaters)
-(2) Female Molex & (6) Female Crimp Pins (includes 2 extras) – use on the Red Hook-up Wire
-(1) Rough Cut Aluminum block for practice
-(2) M6 Half-Nuts
You'll need to drill the the hole for the power resistor and drill and tap the hole for your heater barrel.
Note: We have tested these in-house but we are not currently using them in our products or to heat our plastruders.
HeatCore Ceramic Adhesive - the ceramic adhesive included with our HeatCore Kits - available in 1/5 oz or 1 oz sizes.
If you see Experimental listed next to an item, the item is new and not field tested - think of it as being in beta.
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