Many people have asked for a detailed comparison sheet for our EZABL™ kits and the other options on the market so here it is!
|EZABL™ Pro||EZABL™||“TRU-LEV” Ebay Kits||BL-Touch||DIY Sensors|
|Sensor Sizes||18mm & 12mm||18mm & 12mm||18mm & 12mm||Standard BL Touch||Usually 18mm|
|Sensor Type||TH3D EZABL™ Pro Capacitive 600hz||TH3D EZABL™ Capacitive 100hz|
600hz (600 Model^)
All use off the shelf sensors.
|100hz Hall Effect||Usually 60hz Off the Shelf Sensors|
|Mechanical Probe Failure Risk?||No||No||No||Yes||No|
|Provides Monthly Donation to Marlin Project to help with firmware development?||Yes||Yes||No||No||No|
|Wire Shielding||YES (Dual Layer)||YES (Single Layer)||None||None||None|
|Power Filtering||3 Stage||2 Stage||1 Stage||None||None|
|Reverse Wiring Protection?||Yes||Yes||Yes||None||None|
|High Quality Board Components?||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||No|
|Z Endstop Wiring Switch?||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|DC Jack Power Option||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Direct Wire Power Option||Yes||Yes||No – Requires purchase from 3rd party||Yes||Yes|
|3 Pin Z Endstop Option||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Direct Wire Endstop Option||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Power Wire Included||Yes||Yes||Only AC Adapter||No||No|
|AC Adapter Option?||Yes ($2 Addon)||Yes||Yes (Included)||No||No|
|USB Adapter Option?||Yes ($2 Addon)||Yes||No||No||No|
|Support Team?||Yes (5+ people)||Yes (5+ people)||One guy through eBay Messages||No||No|
|US Based Support?||Yes||Yes||No||No||No|
|Phone Support?||Yes, as a paid add-on||Yes, as a paid add-on||No||No||No|
|Remote PC Support?||Yes, as a paid add-on||Yes, as a paid add-on||No||No||No|
|Manufacturer Supplied Firmware?||Yes, we maintain our own||Yes, we maintain our own||Yes*||No||No|
|STL Sensor Mounts Provided?||Yes, we maintain our own||Yes, we maintain our own||Yes**||No||No|
|Installation Guide Provided?||Yes||Yes||Yes||Basic Wiring Guide||No|
|Website with Troubleshooting & Company Info?||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||No|
|All Parts Designed By Manufacturer?||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||No|
|Warranty||90 days (1 Year Available)||90 Days||No Warranty Stated on Page||30 Days Usually||No Warranty|
|Price||$65-70||Discontinued (was $55-65)||~$55 (about €40 shipped to USA)|
$40-50 for sensor
Additional cabling to connect is $5-15 depending on printer
|$20-30 not including tools, supplies, and knowledge to properly build|
^ – ‘600’ Model uses the same brand as TH3D but not the same sensor as ours are made exclusively for TH3D.
* – Does not make their own firmware. Uses re-branded TH3D firmware package.
** – Does not maintain their own STL file packages. Copies the STL pack from the TH3D Firmware Package.