The world of 3D Printing is complex, and it’s no surprise that the controller boards are arguably the most complicated and advanced parts of all. Fortunately for end-users, manufacturers like Creality3D are more than capable of designing, refining and adapting motherboards to perfectly accommodate each printer, which is demonstrated beautifully with this new motherboard for the Creality Ender 3 and similar 3D printers from Creality’s smaller range.
Designed with quite a range of enhancements over previous iterations, the Creality V1.1.3 Motherboard focuses on optimised circuitry and reduced overall heat that would sometimes cause potential problems in specific circumstances. This is the same upgrade that they recently did for their CR-10 series motherboards – the Creality3D V2.1 Motherboard – which not only increased safety and circuit protection, but also reduced ripple within the electronic components to result in cleaner signals and a higher level of consistent positional accuracy.
*Please note that, although this motherboard is compatible with both 12V and 24V input, the various components within the printer may require specific input voltages to avoid damage.
CREALITY V1.1.3 MOTHERBOARD – TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:
3D Printer Compatibility
– Creality CR-10 / Creality CR-10 Mini
– Creality Ender 3 / Creality Ender 3 Pro / Creality Ender 5
– Creality V1.1.3
User Interfacing Method
Printer Axis Support
– E / X / Y / Z
– X, Y and Z End Stops
– Fan and Aux Fan
– Extruder Temperature (ETEMP)
– Heatbed Thermistor (B-MOT)
– 12V or 24V
– 12V or 24V
TYPICAL APPLICATIONS FOR CREALITY ORIGINAL V1.1.3 MOTHERBOARD:
The Creality Ender 3 Motherboard V1.1.3 is a fine upgrade for the smaller models in the Creality 3D Printer Range, and is considered an optional upgrade if you already have the previous V1.1.2. It offers quite a long list of minor upgrades like improved circuit layout and higher quality components, and also some semi-major upgrades that cater to potential heating, electrical and efficiency problems.
So consider upgrading to the V1.1.3 if you are experiencing any sorts of problems that the old motherboards were somewhat prone to, but don’t consider it a “must-have” if your printer is already working in the way that you expect it to. Fortunately, however, this motherboard is also priced exactly the same as the previous model as well, so if you do need to upgrade your motherboard, you can enjoy an enhanced, refined version without paying any more than what you’re comfortable with.