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    Anet A8M Triple Mosfet?

    Hello everyone. I have what I believe is a unique question. I own an Anet A8M. After purchasing I realized the need for mosfets from a safety standpoint, so I bought two. I wired them up, one for the bed, and the other for extruder 1. My question is, what about a THIRD mosfet for extruder 2? It only makes sense to me that this would be the safest option, but the power supply doesnt have enough terminals to wire the third up in a similar way to the first two, and I can't find any wiring diagrams or pictures of anyone who has installed three of these. One idea I had was potentially spicing off of extruder 1 terminals for power supply...but I feel like that may or may not be a really bad idea so I figured I'd ask before I go and start a fire. Thanks in advance for any and all help with this!

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    I built my A8M over a year ago. I modified the all metal frame build for the standard A8 and used Mosfets for both extruders and bed. Not sure if it was needed but felt it safer to use them. I ended up chaining the second extruder 12V power with the 12V power for the bed. I did upgrade to a 360W power supply with built in cooling fan, did the same for all of my A8's I built. I have not had any problems and even had it running on a single print for over 26 hours.

    Not many people use or like this printer. But I am very pleased with it. Had some difficulties at first, but that was just me learning how to align it and dial it in. Hope this helps.

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