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10. White LED strip (add-on)

10. White LED strip (add-on)
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10. White LED strip (add-on)
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Step 1 Introduction

Introduction
Introduction
This guide will take you through the installation of the White LED strip on the Original Prusa Enclosure.
The supplied fasteners include extra spare parts.
 

Step 2 Different external PSU

Different external PSU
Different external PSU
The White LED strip add-on has been shipped with two types of the external PSU, each from a different manufacturer. The functionality of both versions is the same, but the installation procedure is slightly different.
On the label of the external PSU, check what model do you have and follow the appropriate instructions:
External PSU Delta model MEA-065A24C: go to Introduction - External PSU Delta
External PSU XP Power model VEC65US24: go to Introduction - External PSU XP Power

Step 3 Introduction - External PSU Delta

Introduction - External PSU Delta
Introduction - External PSU Delta
Introduction - External PSU Delta
Introduction - External PSU Delta
The following instructions are intended for installing the White LED strip with the External PSU Delta model MEA-065A24C on the Original Prusa Enclosure.
Before you start installing the add-on, PRINT OUT ALL NECESSARY PLASTIC PARTS! The External-PSU-bracket-DELTA and the Basic-board-cover are available for download at Printables.com
Note: the External-PSU-bracket-DELTA is intended for mounting the external PSU to the enclosure. However, it is not necessarily required.

Step 4 Tools necessary for this chapter

Tools necessary for this chapter
Tools necessary for this chapter
Tools necessary for this chapter
Tools necessary for this chapter
Tools are not included in the add-on package.
For this chapter, please prepare:
2.5mm Allen key
Needle-nose pliers (to trim the zip ties)
Piece of cloth or fabric at least 15 x 15 cm

Step 5 Mounting the external PSU (optional): parts preparation

Mounting the external PSU (optional): parts preparation
Mounting the external PSU (optional): parts preparation
Mounting the external PSU (optional): parts preparation
Note: the External-PSU-bracket-DELTA is intended for mounting the external PSU to the enclosure. However, it is not necessarily required. If you do not want to install the External PSU bracket, go to Preparing the printer.
For the following steps, please prepare:
External PSU Delta (1x)
M3x8 screw (1x)
M3nS nut (1x)
External-PSU-bracket-DELTA (1x)

Step 6 Mounting the external PSU (optional)

Mounting the external PSU (optional)
Mounting the external PSU (optional)
Mounting the external PSU (optional)
Insert the M3nS nut into the External PSU bracket. Using the Allen key, push the nut all the way into the printed part and align the nut with the hole in the part.

Step 7 Assembling the external PSU bracket (optional)

Assembling the external PSU bracket (optional)
Assembling the external PSU bracket (optional)
Assembling the external PSU bracket (optional)
Assembling the external PSU bracket (optional)
Insert the external PSU into the External PSU bracket and push it all the way in. Mind the correct orientation of the PSU.
Guide the external PSU cable like in the picture and attach the cable ferrite into the clip on the printed part.

Step 8 Preparing the printer

Preparing the printer
Preparing the printer
Preparing the printer
Preparing the printer
Open the door of the enclosure.
Place the printer at an angle (as shown in the picture) in the enclosure behind the anti-slip dampers.
"Unlock" all PSU-locks and grasp the PSU assembly by its handle and remove it from the back panel.
Place the PSU on the heatbed protected with the cloth. Turn it with the PSU-handle facing upwards.

Step 9 Guiding the external PSU cable

Guiding the external PSU cable
Guiding the external PSU cable
Guiding the external PSU cable
Guiding the external PSU cable
Be careful not to pinch your fingers when handling under the enclosure.
If handling the enclosure is difficult due to its weight, you can remove the printer out.
Turn the enclosure with the rear side facing you.
Through the rectangular hole in the back panel, release two screws mounting the foot to the bottom panel.
Remove the foot from the bottom of the enclosure. Do not discard the part, you will need it again in a while.
Guide the PSU cable through the hole in the bottom panel into the enclosure.

Step 10 Guiding the external PSU cable

Guiding the external PSU cable
Guiding the external PSU cable
Guiding the external PSU cable
Be careful not to pinch your fingers when handling under the enclosure.
Guide the external PSU cable through the channel in the feet bracket. See the orientation of the feet bracket.
Slide the feet bracket with the cable under the corner of the enclosure.

Step 11 Guiding the external PSU cable

Guiding the external PSU cable
Guiding the external PSU cable
Guiding the external PSU cable
Be careful not to pinch your fingers when handling under the enclosure.
Align the holes in the feet bracket with the holes in the bottom profiles.
Secure the feet bracket with two M3x12 screws.

Step 12 Mounting the external PSU (optional)

Mounting the external PSU (optional)
Mounting the external PSU (optional)
Mounting the external PSU (optional)
The following instructions are for mounting the external PSU to the enclosure. If you do not want to mount the external PSU to the enclosure, go to Installing the PSU.
From the inside, push the M3x8 screw through the hole in the bottom profile next to the PRUSA logo.
Attach the external PSU assembly on profile. And align it against the screw.
Tighten the M3x8 screw from inside to mount the external PSU.

Step 13 Installing the PSU

Installing the PSU
Installing the PSU
Installing the PSU
Installing the PSU
Ensure the PSU-locks are still turned at the same position:
On the bottom frame, turn the PSU-locks to the horizontal position.
On the support, turn the PSU-lock to the vertical position.
Push the PSU through the opening in the back panel.
Attach the PSU-holder on the all PSU-locks.
Turn all PSU-lock 90° to lock the PSU assembly.

Step 14 Guiding the external PSU cable

Guiding the external PSU cable
Guiding the external PSU cable
Guiding the external PSU cable
Guiding the external PSU cable
Be careful not to pinch your fingers when handling under the enclosure.
Release two screws mounting the front left foot.
Remove the foot from the enclosure. Do not discard the part, you will need it again in a while.
Guide the external PSU cable through the hole in the bottom panel out of the enclosure.

Step 15 Guiding the external PSU cable

Guiding the external PSU cable
Guiding the external PSU cable
Guiding the external PSU cable
Guiding the external PSU cable
Be careful not to pinch your fingers when handling under the enclosure.
Guide the external PSU cable through the channel in the feet bracket.
Slide the feet bracket with the cable under the corner of the enclosure and align the holes in the part with the holes in the bottom profile.
Secure the feet bracket with two M3x12 screws.
Leave the external PSU cable free for now. We will connect it later on.

Step 17 Assembling the LED strip

Assembling the LED strip
Assembling the LED strip
Assembling the LED strip
Assembling the LED strip
Insert the M3n nut into each LED Stick Bracket.
The nut must be completely embedded in the printed part and flush with the surface of the part. Insufficient embedment of the nut can cause problems when mounting in the enclosure.
Slide the lower slot of the LED Stick Bracket on the LED Stick Board and align the bracket against the first hole in the LED Stick Board closest to the (white) LED stick connector.
Avoid sliding the bracket over chips and diodes! It can be fatally damaged.
Push the LED Stick Bracket all the way on the LED Stick Board.
Use this procedure for all three LED Stick Brackets.

Step 18 Assembling the LED strip

Assembling the LED strip
Assembling the LED strip
Assembling the LED strip
Remove the protection films from both sides of the LED diffuser.
Push the LED diffuser into the LED Stick Brackets. Use the upper slot.
The orientation of the LED diffuser doesn't matter. The part is symmetrical.

Step 19 Mounting the LED strip

Mounting the LED strip
Mounting the LED strip
Mounting the LED strip
From the outside, insert three M3x18 screws into the holes in the front left support profile.
From the inside of the enclosure, attach the LED strip assembly on the M3x18 screws.
The LED connector must be facing down.
Tighten all three M3x18 screws to secure the LED strip assembly.

Step 21 Guiding the cables

Guiding the cables
Guiding the cables
Guiding the cables
Guiding the cables
Push three zip ties through the perforation in the bottom left profile.
Make a loop with the PSU cable according to the picture.
Secure the external cable with the first zip tie on the bottom profile.
Guide the cable along the bottom profile over the zip ties and tighten the two remaining zip ties.
Do not overtighten the zip ties! You can damage the cable.

Step 22 Connecting the LED cable

Connecting the LED cable
Connecting the LED cable
Connecting the LED cable
Connecting the LED cable
Connect the LED cable to the connector on the bottom of the LED strip.
Guide the LED cable through the hole in the bottom panel out of the enclosure.
Guide the zip tie through the perforation in the bottom left profile and tight together the LED cable and the external PSU cable using the zip tie.
Do not overtighten the zip ties, you can damage the cable.
Rearrange position of the printer like in the picture. Place it in the center of the enclosure and adjust the correct position.

Step 24 Installing the basic board

Installing the basic board
Installing the basic board
Installing the basic board
Installing the basic board
Mount the M3nS nut on the M3x12 screw. Attach it in a few threads on the tip of the screw.
Push the screw with the nut all the way into the same shape hole inside the Basic Board Cover.
Remove the screw from the nut.

Step 26 Connecting the LED cable

Connecting the LED cable
Connecting the LED cable
Connecting the LED cable
Connecting the LED cable
Connect the LED cable to connector on the basic board.
From inside the enclosure, insert two M3x12 screw through the front profile.
Attach two M3w serrated lock washer on the screws.

Step 27 Mounting the basic board

Mounting the basic board
Mounting the basic board
Mounting the basic board
Mounting the basic board
Insert the basic board into the Basic Board Cover and align the holes on both parts.
Take the basic board assembly and align the holes with the screws in the profile.
Attach the basic board assembly to the screws and tighten the screws from the inside.

Step 31 That's all!

That's all!
That's all!
That's all!
Check if it works properly. Press the LIGHT button on the Basic Board Panel and check if the LED lighting inside has turned on.
Nice job! The LED strip is successfully installed.
The following steps are for installing the White LED strip with the External PSU XP Power model VEC65US24.

Step 32 Introduction - External PSU XP Power

Introduction - External PSU XP Power
Introduction - External PSU XP Power
Introduction - External PSU XP Power
Introduction - External PSU XP Power
The following instructions are intended for installing the White LED strip with the External PSU XP Power model VEC65US24 on the Original Prusa Enclosure.
Before you start installing the add-on, PRINT OUT ALL NECESSARY PLASTIC PARTS! The External-PSU-bracket-XP and the Basic-board-cover are available for download at Printables.com
Note: the External-PSU-bracket-XP is intended for mounting the external PSU to the enclosure. However, it is not necessarily required.

Step 33 Tools necessary for this chapter

Tools necessary for this chapter
Tools necessary for this chapter
Tools necessary for this chapter
Tools necessary for this chapter
Tools are not included in the add-on package.
For this chapter, please prepare:
2.5mm Allen key
Needle-nose pliers (to trim the zip ties)
Piece of cloth or fabric at least 15 x 15 cm

Step 34 Suggestion

Suggestion
Suggestion
Suggestion
In the following steps, you will need to access the bottom of the enclosure. You achieve this by having one of the bottom edges of the frame extend beyond the work surface. It is recommended to use a cardboard box and put the enclosure on it.
The size of the box must be at least 600 x 600 x 100 mm.
Hint: you can use the original cardboard box of the Enclosure packaging.
Do not place the enclosure on the box now. Wait for the instruction.

Step 35 Mounting the external PSU (optional): parts preparation

Mounting the external PSU (optional): parts preparation
Mounting the external PSU (optional): parts preparation
Mounting the external PSU (optional): parts preparation
Note: the External-PSU-bracket-XP is intended for mounting the external PSU to the enclosure. However, it is not necessarily required. If you do not want to install the External PSU bracket, go to Removing the LCD.
For the following steps, please prepare:
External PSU XP Power (1x)
M3x8 screw (1x)
M3nS nut (1x)
External-PSU-bracket-XP (1x)

Step 36 Mounting the external PSU (optional)

Mounting the external PSU (optional)
Mounting the external PSU (optional)
Mounting the external PSU (optional)
Insert the M3nS nut into the External-PSU-bracket-XP. Using the Allen key, push the nut all the way into the printed part and align the nut with the hole in the part.

Step 37 Assembling the external PSU bracket (optional)

Assembling the external PSU bracket (optional)
Assembling the external PSU bracket (optional)
Assembling the external PSU bracket (optional)
Assembling the external PSU bracket (optional)
Insert the external PSU into the External-PSU-bracket-XP and push it all the way in. Mind the correct orientation of the PSU.
Guide the external PSU cable through the channel in the bracket.

Step 38 Removing the LCD

Removing the LCD
Removing the LCD
Removing the LCD
Removing the LCD
Carefully cut the zip tie securing the LCD cable bundle.
Release two screws mounting the LCD assembly.
Disconnect both LCD cables from the LCD.
Push the LCD cable bundle through the hole in the bottom panel into the enclosure.

Step 40 Preparing the printer

Preparing the printer
Preparing the printer
Preparing the printer
Place the printer at an angle (as shown in the picture) in the enclosure behind the anti-slip dampers.
It's just a temporary position for the printer. We will adjust the correct position later.
Take off the steel sheet from the heatbed.
Spread a piece of cloth on the heatbed.

Step 41 Preparing the printer

Preparing the printer
Preparing the printer
Preparing the printer
Preparing the printer
Place the printer at an angle (as shown in the picture) in the enclosure behind the anti-slip dampers.
"Unlock" all PSU-locks and grasp the PSU assembly by its handle and remove it from the back panel.
Place the PSU on the heatbed protected with the cloth. Turn it with the PSU-handle facing upwards.

Step 42 Removing the printer

Removing the printer
Removing the printer
Carefully remove the printer from the enclosure.
Avoid scratching the printer and enclosure.
Place the printer aside. We will need it later on.

Step 43 Loosening the bottom panel

Loosening the bottom panel
Loosening the bottom panel
Loosening the bottom panel
Place the enclosure on the cardboard box with the rear side (side with the PSU hole in the back panel) overhanging the box.
It is necessary that both feet on the left side stand on one anti-vibration pad. See the detail. Avoid placing the enclosure directly on the frame.
WARNING: Be extra careful and make sure the enclosure is stable and doesn't wobble. Otherwise, the enclosure may fall off the box and hurt you and damage.
From the bottom, release and remove two screws nearest the right corner.
In the same way, move the enclosure so that the right side overhangs the box.
Release and remove four screws from the bottom profile.
Place the enclosure so that all feet are on the surface.

Step 44 Mounting the external PSU

Mounting the external PSU
Mounting the external PSU
Mounting the external PSU
Mounting the external PSU
From the inside, push the M3x8 screw through the hole in the bottom profile next to the PRUSA logo.
Line up the screw hole in the External-PSU-bracket-XP with the protruding screw and attach it to the profile.
Tighten the M3x8 screw from inside to mount the external PSU.

Step 45 Guiding the external PSU cable

Guiding the external PSU cable
Guiding the external PSU cable
Guiding the external PSU cable
Guiding the external PSU cable
Move the rear corner with the PSU over the edge of the box.
Through the rectangular hole in the back panel, release two screws mounting the foot to the bottom panel.
Remove the foot from the bottom of the enclosure. Do not discard the part, you will need it again in a while.

Step 46 Guiding the external PSU cable

Guiding the external PSU cable
Guiding the external PSU cable
Guiding the external PSU cable
Guiding the external PSU cable
Slightly lift the bottom panel from the bottom side.
From the bottom side, push the PSU cable with the ferrite bead (cylindrical part) through the hole in the bottom panel into the enclosure.
Guide the PSU cable through the channel in the feet bracket. See the correct orientation of the part.
Maintain the orientation of the feet bracket and attach it to its place on the bottom of the enclosure. Line up the holes in the part with the hole in the bottom frame of the enclosure.
Make sure the cable has not fallen out of the channel.
Secure the feet bracket with two M3x12 screws.
Gently pull the cable back and forth to check for pinching. Keep the excess cable as shown in the picture.

Step 47 Tightening the bottom panel

Tightening the bottom panel
Tightening the bottom panel
Overhang the rear side of the enclosure over the box or table. It is necessary that both feet on the rear side stand on one anti-vibration pad. Avoid placing the enclosure directly on the frame.
WARNING: Be extra careful and make sure the enclosure is stable and doesn't wobble. Otherwise, the enclosure may fall off the box and hurt you and damage.
Secure the bottom panel with two M3x4 screws from the bottom.
Place the enclosure so that all feet are on the surface.

Step 48 Loosening the bottom panel

Loosening the bottom panel
Loosening the bottom panel
Place the enclosure on the cardboard box with the front side overhanging the box.
It is necessary that both feet on the front side stand on one anti-vibration pad. Avoid placing the enclosure directly on the frame.
WARNING: Be extra careful and make sure the enclosure is stable and doesn't wobble. Otherwise, the enclosure may fall off the box and hurt you and damage.
From the bottom, release first two screws from the left.
Move the left front corner over the edge of the box or table.

Step 49 Guiding the external PSU cable

Guiding the external PSU cable
Guiding the external PSU cable
Guiding the external PSU cable
Slightly lift the bottom panel from the bottom side.
Be very careful not to pinch your fingers.
Push the ferrite bead (cylindrical part) on the external PSU cable through the hole.
Guide the external cable throught the hole and leave it free for now.

Step 50 Guiding the external PSU cable

Guiding the external PSU cable
Guiding the external PSU cable
Guiding the external PSU cable
Release two screws mounting the feet bracket.
Remove the feet bracket from the bottom of the enclosure.
There is a cable channel in the feet bracket. Guide the external PSU cable through the channel. Mind the correct orientation of the part.

Step 51 Guiding the external PSU cable

Guiding the external PSU cable
Guiding the external PSU cable
Guiding the external PSU cable
Guiding the external PSU cable
Maintain the orientation of the feet bracket and attach it to its place on the bottom of the enclosure. Line up the holes in the part with the hole in the bottom frame of the enclosure.
Make sure the cable has not fallen out of the channel.
Secure the feet bracket with two M3x12 screws.
Gently pull the cable back and forth to check for pinching.
Leave the cable extended as shown in the picture. Space between ferrite bead and the feet bracket between 2 - 5 cm.

Step 52 Tightening the bottom panel

Tightening the bottom panel
Tightening the bottom panel
Tightening the bottom panel
Overhang the front side of the enclosure over the box or table. It is necessary that both feet on the front side stand on one anti-vibration pad. Avoid placing the enclosure directly on the frame.
WARNING: Be extra careful and make sure the enclosure is stable and doesn't wobble. Otherwise, the enclosure may fall off the box and hurt you and damage.
Secure the bottom panel with two M3x4 screws from the bottom.
Overhang the left side of the enclosure over the box or table. It is necessary that both feet on the left side stand on one anti-vibration pad. Avoid placing the enclosure directly on the frame.
Secure the bottom panel with four M3x4 screws from the bottom.
Now, place the enclosure on all its feet on the work table and remove the cardboard box. We will not need it anymore.

Step 53 Inserting the printer

Inserting the printer
Inserting the printer
Inserting the printer
Insert the printer into the enclosure. To get the printer into the enclosure, insert its left side first.
Avoid scratching the side panels with the printer!
Place the printer at an angle (as shown in the picture) in the enclosure behind the anti-slip dampers.
It's just a temporary position for the printer. We will adjust the correct position later.