SolvedMarlin Extruder fan doesn't come on automatically.

Hi,
I have converted my Anet A6 to RAMPS 1.4+ Arduino Mega2560 but cant get the extruder fan working!
It works with M106 S255 command, so I know it is properly connected and the MOSFET works, but it will not come on automatically when the hot-end passes 50ºC !!
I am running the latest Marlin (1.1.8) here are some relevant lines in


configuration.h


#define MOTHERBOARD BOARD_RAMPS_14_EFB
#define PREHEAT_1_TEMP_HOTEND 190
#define PREHEAT_1_TEMP_BED     60
#define PREHEAT_1_FAN_SPEED     0 // Value from 0 to 255

configuration_adv.h


#define E0_AUTO_FAN_PIN -1
#define E1_AUTO_FAN_PIN -1
#define E2_AUTO_FAN_PIN -1
#define E3_AUTO_FAN_PIN -1
#define E4_AUTO_FAN_PIN -1
#define EXTRUDER_AUTO_FAN_TEMPERATURE 50
#define EXTRUDER_AUTO_FAN_SPEED   255  // == full speed

-----> I have tried setting E0_AUTO_FAN_PIN to 11 with no results
If I use the servo port pin 11 for E0_AUTO_FAN_PIN, it will turn on a fan that is connected to an external MOSFET like TinyFan board when the temp reaches 50ºC !!!
I have tried assigning it to 9, but get an error

#error "You cannot set E0_AUTO_FAN_PIN equal to FAN_PIN."

RAMPS.h


// Heaters / Fans
//
#ifndef RAMPS_D8_PIN
  #define RAMPS_D8_PIN   8
#endif
#ifndef RAMPS_D9_PIN
  #define RAMPS_D9_PIN   9
#endif
#ifndef RAMPS_D10_PIN
  #define RAMPS_D10_PIN 10
#endif

#define HEATER_0_PIN     RAMPS_D10_PIN

#if ENABLED(IS_RAMPS_EFB)                      // Hotend, Fan, Bed
  #define FAN_PIN        RAMPS_D9_PIN
  #define HEATER_BED_PIN RAMPS_D8_PIN

I am at the end of my whits. I need help. I don't know why D9 port (fan connector on the RAMPS board) doesn't turn on the fan automatically, but I can turn it on with the M106 S255 command!

HELP <<

21 Answers

✔️Accepted Answer

To sum up, the intended way to do configuration for the En_AUTO_FAN_PIN settings is to just comment out the ones that you want to enable, and then they will be set to the default pin defined in your board's pins_MYBOARD.h file. For example, to use the default pin for E0_AUTO_FAN_PIN:

//#define E0_AUTO_FAN_PIN -1
#define E1_AUTO_FAN_PIN -1
#define E2_AUTO_FAN_PIN -1
#define E3_AUTO_FAN_PIN -1
#define E4_AUTO_FAN_PIN -1

Or, redefine to the pin you want to use, and it will override the default:

#define E0_AUTO_FAN_PIN 11
#define E1_AUTO_FAN_PIN -1
#define E2_AUTO_FAN_PIN -1
#define E3_AUTO_FAN_PIN -1
#define E4_AUTO_FAN_PIN -1

Since the common FAN_PIN (part cooling fan) has a setting for all boards and is always defined, if you need to use that pin, you would have to comment it out in the relevant pins_MYBOARD.h file. Currently the pin isn't overridable from configurations (at least, without throwing a #warning).

Note also that I'm the idiot who "should stop working on the code immediately."
Nice to meet you too, @PicoPi.

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