What is the size and type of the USB on the controller? Need to secure a cable and I have already purchased the incorrect one.
You mean the usb port, it’s a USB micro port (not mini, as some will say).
Does the 5v power pin need to be blocked/covered on the usb cable? Ive heard of people frying the printer if they dont block the 5v pin before plugging it into the printer.
it is a good idea to block the power pin for ALL creality based control boards as it prevents the board and screen drawing power from the usb when the power supply is off
How did you block the power pin 5 ?
Just to be safe micro usb is the old phone charger right?
Also second the how to block the power from the usb cable
Thanks in advance
i use a usb blockrs( on all my creality based printers) that I bought from th3d
You can also buy usb power blocker adapters off Amazon for about 10 bucks
so i am doing some tuning i have found the only problem is the control bit of the board uses 5volt so even when printer is off the screen stays operational so just make sure you unplug usb if you are turning the printer off.
also for printing from pc or something then it would be better to block the usb power i qeuss.
There are micro USB to RJ45 (Ethernet) adapters available on the market. Has somebody already some experience with it or has enough knowledge to for recommending it - or not?