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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Changing the Opto EndStop for Prusa/GRBL to Allow 5V signals


Having built the version 7 Opto Endstop that is the RAMPS standard for Prusa and other RepRaps I recommend a slight change to the circuit.

The official circuit is:

R1 needed to be lower than 180 ohms for some of my sensors to allow full saturation of the detector base.

You could go with a 100 ohm resistor instead of 180 ohm.
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Sub note, the only difference between the Vishay TCST 1103 and the Vishay TCST 2103 is that the latter has an extra plastic flange to make mounting easier. The actual electronics are the same:

TCST 1103:
http://www.vishay.com/docs/83764/tcst1103.pdf

TCST 2103:
http://www.vishay.com/docs/81147/tcst2103.pdf


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