Upgraded Silent Board with TMC2208 Driver For Creality Ender 5 PLUS
This option is the separate upgraded for Ender 5 PLUS, just plug it in and you could start printing.
Notice: This new upgraded silent mainboard does not currently come pre-installed on Ender 5 PLUS.
-Super Quiet and Noise Reduction. Use TMC2208 Stepper Motor Drivers, which the key component to eliminate the printer's motor when printing.
-Bootloader pre-installed. The firmware can be modified by ARDUINO or Cura with the USB cable.
-Concern for safety. Thermal runaway protection is enabled, if the temperature rises out of control, the printer will stop heating and halt automatically.
- Stepper Motor Driver based on TMC2208
- Voltage: Works on 12V and 24V
Creality V2.2 PCB:
Different from the Regular V2.2 Board, in the position of the stepper motor driver chip, the resistance value is different (can be directly observed on the motherboard).
Conventional: R100 mute: R150
Today i've changed my OEM board with the silent board and... wow! This is silence!
The noisiest part is now the powersupply fan, so that'll be my next target!
If you are new to 3D printing, then like me you might think that the noise from your 3D printer is not that bad, and even a little pleasant. Trust me, that will change. Just like the movie Frozen's "Let it Go" was a pretty song the first few times you heard it, after about two dozen times of hearing it, the pleasantness starts to wear off. After about 50 times of hearing it, you want to smash the DVD into pieces. That was my experience with the sounds coming from my Ender 5 Plus.
This silent board put an end to all those sounds. It was extremely easy to install. I started with switching the power wires first, one by one. Then I took the cables and switched them over one by one. The whole process took about 30-45 min. Now the only sound coming from my printer is the fan noise from my power supply.
I print often, so this was money well spent and I would highly recommend it to anyone buying a compatible printer.
It's an easy upgrade to the 2.2 Silent. The printer is quiet now with the sound only coming from the power supply fans (which are still too loud). However, you don't get the annoying sounds from the motor drivers. It's an upgrade but in reality for 2020, it should be standard on the 5 Plus because all other printers ship with quiet drivers. If this was 2012, that's a different story and it would have been acceptable.
To do the swap over, takes about 45 minutes. The main issue is that Creality hot glues the connectors and it takes time to remove the hot glue. Additional heat sinks would also be nice to keep the new board running cooler.
Just upgraded to this board on my E5Plus, and it went from a fairly loud machine to silent.
I took the dang thing back apart as I didn't think the motors were working when I powered it up the first time, but they are just that quiet. Its eerie after being used to the whine of the other motors. I can't hear them over the fan now.