What voltage does the Creality Ender-3 run at?

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I am pondering about buying a Creality Ender-3, and I am honestly confused about some reviews. Some claim it is running 24 V, one did claim it was 12 V, most don't mention it. Since I know about some issues with the clamps, if I get myself an Ender-3, I want to replace the hotend with a proper one from day one. So knowing its voltage is needed to order the right parts.

Trish

Posted 2018-07-09T15:42:07.727

Reputation: 15 633

Answers

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Bearing in mind that the specifications on Amazon's page are sometimes not 100% (even though they are in this case), it is always best to check on the manufacturer's website.

From Creality3D's own website, Creality3D.shop, on the Creality3D Ender-3 product page, Creality3D Ender-3 3D Printer Economic Ender DIY KITS, the specifications are given as (emphasis is mine):

##ender-3 Machine Parameter:

  • Modeling Technology:FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling)
  • Printing Size:220220250mm
  • Machine Size:440410465mm
  • Package weight:8kg Max
  • Traveling Speed:180mm/s
  • Filament:1.75mm PLA,TPU,ABS
  • Input:AC 100-265V 50-60Hz
  • Output:DC 24V 15A 360W
  • Layer Thickness:0.1-0.4mm
  • Nozzle diameter:0.4mm
  • Precision:±0.1mm
  • File Format:STL,OBJ,G-Code
  • Working Mode:Online or SD offline
  • Max Nozzle Temperature:255℃
  • Max Hot bed Temperature:110℃

Greenonline

Posted 2018-07-09T15:42:07.727

Reputation: 5 004

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Attention! Creality3d.shop is not the real shop https://www.creality3donline.com is the real online store. this information appears correct though, as it's probably just ripped from the official online store.

– Nilloc – 2019-01-24T19:05:59.397

Ah ok, my mistake, thanks for the clarification – Greenonline – 2019-02-06T16:03:50.833

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The Creality shop is now https://www.creality3dofficial.com/, as said on their site https://www.creality.com/ (online shop link)

– Eli TheHuman – 2020-06-23T22:18:07.413

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After checking the amazon listings of the ender-3, they contain more information than the gearbest listing: indeed it is a 24V machine.

Product description

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Output: DC 24 V 15 A 360 W

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Trish

Posted 2018-07-09T15:42:07.727

Reputation: 15 633

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The Ender 3 and the CR-10 printers use the same board which runs on both 12V and 24V. I have one of each and have to be careful swapping parts between the two.

Dave Corbett

Posted 2018-07-09T15:42:07.727

Reputation: 101

1I'll go poking around with my voltmeter this weekend and report what I find. – Dave Corbett – 2018-08-02T13:39:25.933

Really? That is very interesting to know. Please see What specifications of the dual voltage controller of the Ender 3/CR-10?

– Greenonline – 2018-08-01T05:53:48.700