How to wire an LJ18A3-8-Z/BX sensor with an optocoupler to a stock Ender 3?


I have this optocoupler. optocoupler:

and this sensor. sensor:

I want to wire them together and use them for auto bed leveling. Note, stock Ender 3 board (Creality v1) has 2 pins for its endstop, not 3, so this: dosent work: won't work

However, I found this diagram: possibly might work

My optocoupler is rated for 12 V so I definitely wont attach 24 V to it. However, everything else seems good. So I could only replace the 24 V to 12 V and it would work?

super autismo

Posted 2020-10-23T21:40:56.030

Reputation: 13


Does this answer your question? Inductive Sensor in 24 V machine?

– Trish – 2020-10-24T11:08:26.920



Both diagrams are exactly the same, the difference is the +5 V that is not connected on the bottom diagram (displayed in white, labelled "not used"), but since your endstops do not have a +5 V pin in the socket (only ground, GND, and signal, SIG or S) you don't need to attach it. You should source the +5 V from elsewhere from your board. As the left and right side of the module are separated circuits, you need to power the board with +5 V.

Read this answer for applying 24 V.


Posted 2020-10-23T21:40:56.030

Reputation: 25 570