E3D-v6 Assembly (Old Wiring)
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Cut the blue glass-fiber sleeving into 2 x 35mm lengths and slide them onto the legs of the thermistor. Optional: Crimp a ferrule on each leg over the sleeving (as shown in the photograph below) to ensure the sleeving stays in place. Ensure you position this ferrule such that it will not touch the heater block when assembled (you will need to place it some way from the thermistor head if you are assembling a volcano heater block).
Holding the thermistor between your finger and thumb, make a 90º bend in the legs about 5mm from the tip of the bead. Thermistor bent into initial shape.
Bear in mind that due to the manufacturing process, washers often have slightly sharper edges on one of their sides. When you put the washer on the screw - make sure the smooth side is up against the sleeving to eliminate any risk of damaging the insulation.
Place the of the thermistor into the hole, and fasten in place using the smaller M3x4 screw and washer. Use your fingernails to keep the sleeving under the washer whilst tightening.
It should look like this when clamped.
Visually check that the blue sleeving is isulating the legs of the thermistor right down to the bead. If the legs make electrical contact with the block or eachother your temperature readings will be incorrect and you risk overheating.