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Video Directions:

Wiring the Module

  • Included is a length of 2 conductor wire.There is a red and black wire inside the single wire.
  • Carefully strip the outer wire covering to expose the 2 wires inside
    • If you do not have wire strippers you can use a razor or a sharp knife. Don’t press too hard, just enough to cut the outer wire cover.
  • Strip the Red and black wires at each end
    • Cut to the length you need before stripping if the included wire is longer than you need.
  • Insert the red wire into the blue terminal on the side labeled “IN+”, tighten the screw terminal screw for that side down.
    • Do NOT over tighten. Just snug it so that the wire does not come out of the terminal
  • Insert the black wire into the blue terminal on the side labeled “IN-“, tighten the screw terminal screw for that side down.
    • Do NOT over tighten. Just snug it so that the wire does not come out of the terminal
  • Connect the other end to your printer power supply. Make sure to connect to the DC side (Usually marked with V+ and V-). Do NOT connect to terminals labeled L, N, and G (this may have an icon instead of G with lines)
    • The red wire connects to V+ on your power supply.
    • The black wire connectes to V- on your power supply.
  • Verify that your red wire is going to IN+ on the Pi Direct Wire Power Board and the other end goes to V+ on your power supply
  • Verify that your black wire is going to IN- on the Pi Direct Wire Power Board and the other end goes to V- on your power supply
  • Connect a MicroUSB cable from the Pi Direct Wire Power Board USB port to your Pi MicroUSB Port
  • Power on your printer. The Pi will then power up from the direct wire board.
    • Tidy up your wires so that it all looks nice and nothing is getting pulled on
  • You’re done! Happy Printing!