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mattm58

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Enlarging A3 laser
« on: July 18, 2017, 03:32:55 PM »
Ok, I picked up a 2.5w A3 laser, but of course now I want bigger...   :)

Laser wattage is fine, I make wood signs.  I'd like to be able to burn a sign up to say 30x60cm.

So I've found sources for longer rails & belts, but where do I get longer wires or extensions for the laser & motors?  Are the connectors on them a standard, and if so, what size/name are they?  I saw one post about wire extensions, but it didn't say what machine they had.
A3 2.5w with longer rails making it ~85cm x 40cm

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Re: Enlarging A3 laser
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2017, 05:48:57 PM »
The wires are readily available in various lengths. Connectors are same as used on the typical Elkes Maker but the pin mapping can be very different. I found that the connector to the motor is easiest to reorder with simple hand tools.
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Re: Enlarging A3 laser
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2017, 04:48:43 AM »
You can buy the cables in various lengths or make your own.

The connectors are JST XH 2.5 mm or PH 2.0 mm pitch depending on board / motor. You can get kits with terminals and crimper on ebay or purchase from banggood etc.

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Re: Enlarging A3 laser
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2018, 04:22:15 PM »
do you mind if I ask where you got longer rails from?  I have been thinking about it, but haven't looked around for them.