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  • how long can i keep my printer on?

    so i just bought and put together the original prusa i3 mk2 and am getting great prints but now im printing something that will take a couple off hours. but i cant stay the whole time (school and activities).
    so my question is: how long can i keep the printer on when its done printing?

  • #2
    I've left mine on for hours. As long as the nozzle and bed aren't being heated, the energy consumed is minimal.

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    • #3
      Our company printer hasn't been turned off for a year or so. Best reason to turn off would be to get rid of the fan noise

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      • #4
        Hi, I agree with that

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        • #5
          The print duration isn't generally a problem & it is not impossible for machines to run for a few days to produce a large or detailed part... mine often do... and they always have people near them day & night.
          However,
          I would NOT recommend leaving the machine unattended.... just in case the print becomes detached from the print-bed, & ends up attached to the print head & flung about, potential risking damage to your machine & the potential fire risk.

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