Building a J-head Hotend
- pre-assembled j-head hotend
- heating element 40W with cables
- hotend clamp
- isolation for the thermistor
- 2 small ferrules
Adding the heating element
Adding the thermistor
Finally move the ferrule over the wire connection and crimp it together using pliers. Do this for both thermistor cables.
If you like, you can also add some isolation tape to make sure it doesnt make any shorts.
The finished thermistor should look like this:
If you have a soldering iron ready, you can also solder the wires to the thermistor if you like.
Now your j-head hotend is ready.
You can either push on the hotend clamp onto the top and mount the hotend between you carriage and nearly any extruder.
Or if your extruder supports this, you can push it directly into the extruder body and fix it with screws.