Power saving and notification sounds are missing on the M200 Plus?


#1

Hello, I already own an M200 3D printer and I appreciated very much its power saving feature that reduces power consumption at the end of the printing process.

Now I have also an M200 Plus, but this feature is missing…

Is it possible to add it to the next firmware release?

Moreover, also the notification sound are missing, but they are very useful as well, so please add sounds to the M200 Plus too, thank you.


#2

There are some users -i am one of them- that deliberately leave the bed heating on (for an hour or so) after the print finishes, to promote tension reduction in larger workpieces.

Honestly i have as yet no measurement evidence, but to me it looks like it helps, in combination with the HEPA cover that keeps the air warm.

I'm not sure if there is a beeping speaker at all in the M200+. The philosophy i.c.w. printing farms might be that those notifications should go throug Z-Suite, which seems logical to me.

Regards,

Roel


#3

I use the hepa cover too, but in many cases I start a print at home (not necessarily of a large object) just before going to office, so I can turn the printer off only many hours after the end of the printing. It would be perfect to add an option in the settings menu of the printer, for the automatic stand-by (better after a user defined amount of time), and an option to enable beep sounds as well.


#4

Same here: Printing over night or while off to work. So power-saving option would be appreciated.


#5

I support this idea.

If no beeper on the M200 Plus itself, while not using a smartphone app to send notification when print is finished ? Or more simply, make Z-Suite able to send email when print is done...

I also think sleep mode is a good idea. However, the fan of the 230 --> 24V power supply cannot be turned off appart from switching the 0/1 side button no ? So the machine won't be silent anyway! I plan to add a WeMo plug to turn on the printer remotely.


#6

I too was considering to use a smart plug to turn off the M200 Plus.

In order to save some energy, I don't think that it is a good solution keeping turned on the computer only to send an email via Z-Suite at the end of the print. I usually turn the PC off when the printing starts.


#7

apparently, the M200 plus seems to be running Android, so the machine itself should be able to send mails/notifications, without any PC.

The WeMo I have is able to monitor power consumption as well as shutting down/power on the printer remotely, so that's a nice add on. Too bad that such mechanism is not integrated directly in the printer and the HEPA filter (but I can understand this is not a need from a professional farm usage point of view).


#8

I plan to add a WeMo plug to turn on the printer remotely.

I tried to do this today... But my printer displays the firmware version and asks to confirm start the main application via the touch screen. So turning it on with a remote plug is useless, because you still need to go in your workshop to press the touchscreen.

Is it possible to make the printer to start automatically when connected to a power supply ??! (just like the M200 in fact).


#9

I tried to do this today... But my printer displays the firmware version and asks to confirm start the main application via the touch screen. So turning it on with a remote plug is useless, because you still need to go in your workshop to press the touchscreen.

Is it possible to make the printer to start automatically when connected to a power supply ??! (just like the M200 in fact).

I would like to have this feature too !

Thanks


#10

From the much-praised viewpoint of "print farm operations", an energy-saving standby also makes sense, of course.

If the M200 already had this mode (We just bought the 200+), it is of course incomprehensible to us that the 200+ doesn’t have it.

The fact that the fan of a 230V power supply in idle mode blows all the time with full power is not mandatory anyway.

I understand that end customers can’t fully understand every decision made by the manufacturer. The fact that such simple features are not included in the further development is simply not good.


#12

I completely agree and - more important - it’s also a question of safety!


#13

Thank you all for your suggestions. I will pass them further to our specialists for consideration :slight_smile: