Creality Ender 3 V2 Filament Sensor

Modified on Fri, 27 Oct, 2023 at 7:04 PM

Install Guide for Ender 3 V2 Filament Runout Sensor

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Install Time: 20-30 Minutes


Mount Installation: 

Other mounting options[Top Mount - for direct drive]:

The product included bracket which replaces stock original left hand sided Extruder Mounting Plate as shown in below photo. It best to removed the X gantry and replaced the bracket while not attached on z axis rod. 

Remove the three bolt as shown below and reinstall the provided back plate. [If you find you a bolt instead of nut, please head further down for guide to find hidden nut]



If you find you have a bolt instead of three nut as shown in below photo, you may need to remove the whole plate from X extrusions as shown in below photo removing the 2 bolts[Square Box] and reveling the hidden bolt.

Cable Installation:

Plug the header with sticker into filament sensor. 

Plug the unlabeled plug directly into motherboard. On a stock Ender 3 V2 board it should be between hotend wire and x axis limit. It should only go in one way, as it keyed connector. 



Marlin Firmware: 

Once everything is plugged back, you will need to update motherboard firmware. 

You will need to flash updated firmware to ensure filament runout is functional.  Official firmware source

Ender 3 Neo:

Ender 3 V2 Neo: Coming Soon


There is 2 version, please download and install the applicable mainboard hardware revision 4.2.7 or 4.2.2 board. 



Ender-3 V2-Marlin-2.0.1-HW-4.2.7-mainboard-V1.1.2-compatible with BLTouch and filament

Ender-3 V2-Marlin-2.0.1-HW-4.2.2-mainboard-V1.1.2-Compatible with BLTouch and filament

Klipper Firmware: [Depending on which board version,], also depending on your pause command you may need to update according. 

[filament_switch_sensor RunoutSensor]
pause_on_runout: False
runout_gcode: PAUSE
insert_gcode: RESUME
switch_pin: !PC6

If you need assistance with Bigtreetech firmware, please contact us as it varied between boards and printers.



 Firmware Install Video: 


Final Note:

Once everything is backed and running again, re-level bed and preform initial test print. 


Other Notes: 

The filament sensor should light up blue when a filament is feed through it. 


Note: Please avoid pulling filament out the opposite direction, in rare cases it may result in limit switch to dislodge on certain units or you can print and install this simple filament mod below. 

3D Printed Part:

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