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What do you need to connect a powerful laser to your CNC machine or 3D printer

What do you need to connect a powerful laser to your CNC machine or 3D printer

What do you need to connect a powerful laser to your CNC machine or 3D printerWhat do you need to connect a powerful laser to your CNC machine or 3D printer

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What do you need to connect a powerful laser to your CNC machine or 3D printer

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Wiring Endurance lasers to TOP popular boards

Wiring Endurance lasers to TOP popular CNC boards

Connection of the laser, 1W and more (1000 mW) to a laser engraver, a CNC machine, a plotter (MakeBlock Plotter XY 2.0, DIY), and a 3D printer (WanHao, Reprap, Ultimaker)

Customers often ask us how to connect a powerful laser to this or that CNC machine or plotter, if the circuit board of the device does not have a separate power supply for a laser, and the current going through the control board is minimal and does not exceed, for example, 0.5A.

The DIY and MakeBlock engraver board is powered with 12V and 0.5-1А current, not more.

Troubleshooting with MakeBlock

We found someone had posted the same problem on a forum: https://forum.makeblock.com/t/benbox-minimum-laser-wont-turn-on-under-200/7478/6 Apparently, to use Benbox, you have to switch polarity because Benbox uses different settings to command the laser than Mdraw does. So in short, the wiring for Benbox is different than MDraw.

1W diode lasers require 12V and 1-2А current; 5W lasers and higher need more than 3A.

To mount a more powerful laser on a plotter (such as a MakeBlock XY plotter 2.0 KIT) or on a small Neje engraver additional power supply is needed. It is possible to install a separate battery unit and a driver, for instance.

Endurance circuit MO1 schematics

  • Connect the laser control to the МК and GND1 pins. The supplied power must not exceed 24V.
  • Connect the laser «+» to «+12V», the laser «-» to the «Drain» of the field transistor.

The GND1 and GND2 contacts may not be necessarily located on the same line. It is possible to use the «+12V» and «GND2» contacts of the lead-acid battery.

It is enough to have a bread board of 20х20 mm to place all the elements.

This schematics furnishes

12V lasers with the current up to 5A.

Use the current powering the DIY or an additional battery unit.

The schematics connection

The laser «+» and «-» contacts are controlling and located at the top on the right-hand side of the circuit board picture of the NEJE engraver. Connect them to the «МК» and «GND1» contacts of the Endurance circuit MO1.

Connection of the Endurance circuit MO1 schematics to a mini engraver Neje

Endurance schematics on a MakeBlock plotter XY 2.0

Anyone can assemble it independently.

We are happy to share useful technologies with the community of laser enthusiasts and laser engraving fans.

Endurance MO1 PCB
Endurance MO1 PCB.
Connecting Endurance MO1 PCB with the laser
Connecting Endurance MO1 PCB with the laser
TTL (white) wire connects with 12V input (red) wire.
Schematic of Endurance MO1 PCB connection
Schematic of Endurance MO1 PCB connection.

Acrylic enclosure for Ender 3

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Running the laser on RAMPS 1.4 board

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How to install an Endurance 10 watt laser on an Ultimaker 3D printer

Laser cutting and laser engraving for home and for business.

Advantages of Endurance lasers


High-quality standard

Multi-level testing system.
Industrial components.


Ultra reliable

The guaranteed duration of the continuous operation ~48-72 hours.


True continuous power output

Our products have the rated power output as advertised – unlike Chinese analogues.


TTL mode

Can be turned on and off with 3.5-24V.
Variable power output.


Plug and play

Universal and compatible mount.
Compatible with most 3D printers and CNC machines.


Friendly return policy

Do not like the laser?
Simply return within 30 days and get a full refund.


Laser attachments and laser engraving (marking) machines.

Why do our customers buy lasers and engraving machines from Endurance?


Real-time advice

We assist and give advice by Phone / Email / Facebook messenger / Telegram / Whatsapp / Viber.


Professional support

We help to install and tune the laser. We offer qualified after-sales support.


Everything you need

We ship everything you need in one parcel to get started.


Immediate delivery

We ship all units within 4-24 hours. DHL express delivery allows you to get the package in 3-5 days.


Lifetime warranty

All our lasers are tested and could work up to 10000 hours.


Upgrade option

Do you have an old model? Upgrade your unit with more powerful one.

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list of 3D printers and CNC machines on which our customers installed lasers


3 axis cnc router (1250x1250x120 cut area)
300×300 D-bot 3D printer
750mm X-Carve
a 5 axis cnc from 5axismaker (500x500x400)
A large CNC machine controlled using Mach3 and an Ethernet Smooth Stepper
Acro
ADIMLab
Alfawise U30 printer
Anet A8
Anycubic
Anycubic 4max
Anycubic i3 (Anycubic i3 Mega)
Anycubic Photon
Atom2 Gizmo 3D
axiom precision ar8 pro cnc router wiring
Azteeg X3 Pro
Big ox CNC
Craftbot+
Creality 10 S5
Creality CR-10
Creality CR-10S pro
CTC flashforge replica
Custom Delta 3D printer
Davinci 1.0a with repetier
DlyingBrad
Eleksmaker / Eleksmaker A3 Mana board
Creality Ender
Creality Ender 2
Creality Ender 3
Creality Ender 4
Felix
Flashfordge (Flashforge)
FlSun
Folgertech FT-5
FT-5
Gecko g540 controller (GeckoDrive 540)
Geeetech
Home built 3D printer / Home built CNC Router
Home made printers from 220×220 to 1080×600
Hyper Cube
JG Auroga
Kossel
Laseraxe 2.5w CNCC
Laser-Bot
Legio 3D
Lutzbot
MakerBot
Makerfarm
MakerGear M2 (MakerGeora M2)
MakiBox
MillCarve
Monoprice
Monoprice maker select v2
MPCNC
MPMS v2 L
OpenBuilds C-Beam
OpenBuilds MiniMill with Duet electronics
Openbuilds Ox (OpenBuilds OX CNC router)
OpenBuilds-C Beam
pmdx – 411 interface
PrintrBot
Prusa
Prusa i3
Prusa mk3 / Prusa mk3s
Raise3D
Raprap RAMPS 1.4
Replicator 2 / 2X
Reprap
ReXYZ S22.
Rigitbot
Robo 3D
Robo3DR1+
Rostock max v2
SeeMeCNC
Shapeoko 2 / 3 XXL
Shark (Shark 4HD / Shark XD4)
Shopbot
Snapmaker
Solidoodle 2
Stepcraft 420
Stepcraft CNC
Taig Mill
TAZ5
TAZ6
Tevo / Tevo Little Monster
TinyG
TRex 2
Tronxy
Tronxy x5s
Tronxy XY-2
Ultimaker 1 / 2
Ultimate
Velleman K8220
WanHao
Wanhao 4S
WanHao Duplicator i3
X-Carve / X-carve 1000×1000
XYZ / XYZ Davinci A1.0.
Zortrax

list of fully compatible and tested boards

Eleksmaker Mana
RAMPS
Arduino Uno + CNCShield V3
SKR 1.3
Anet A8
Duet 3D wifi
mks 1.0
CNC xPro V4
xpro v3
Rambo 1.3
Ethernet Smootstepper
Smoothieboard
Lerdge S,X,K
mks dlc
SainSmart Genmitsu CNC 3018
Laseraxe 3 axis board
blackbox openbuilds
DDCSV offline controller
fystec f6
Sainsmart Genmitsu 3018 MX Toshiba MCB with Mach 3&4
Duet LAN

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