EPAIII 2018-3-6 07:25 edit
I just got my heated build plate. It came with absolutely no instructions. I think I can figure out how to connect it, but I am curious about coating. It appears to have a textured finish and a white coating or paint. It seems to be somewhat slick, perhaps to prevent sticking. So, do I need to add some additional coating or do I just use it as it is?
Also I plan to use an external power supply. I purchased a 24 V, 5 Amp adjustable power supply. I would like to have some kind of temperature control so I also purchased a temperature sensor IC and will use a PIC style device to control it. I think I can toggle the output Voltage of the power supply with a relay or perhaps just a transistor/FET switch. Perhaps I can even jury rig some kind of proportionsl control. Do you have any suggestions for mounting this sensor on the heated plate. I assume it will be on the bottom, but what would be the best position?
It really would be great if these things came with some instructions.