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Release status: Prototype

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I am working on developing a RAMPS version that will allow TMC2130 drivers (using SPI) to be used, simply by moving some jumpers.

This is a link to a forums discussion about the board

The board is also meant to be usable with 32-bit processors that use 3V logic, like the Arduino DUE


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Very preliminary firmware testing

  • For Arduino Mega, based on Marlin bugfix-1.1.x for at GitHub (still uses the 1.4 name and settings, but has 1.7 pin numbers in the pins_RAMPS.h file)
  • For Arduino DUE and Mega, based on Marlin bugfix-2.0.x for RAMPS_1.7 at GitHub

Design files

As soon as I know that the design actually works, all files I have/use will be made available.
So far about the PCB RAMPS 1.7 GitHub repository


On this wiki the schematics will be made available as images.

For pdf versions see: Repository at GitHub

Heated Bed circuit @ fuse F1

Click picture for larger versions. Link to pdf version on GitHub

24V / 12V, 8V & 5V rails @ fuse F2

It is meant to be fairly easy to decide how to power different sections of the board. The main power supply can be either 12V or 24V (or anything in between).

RAMPS1.7 12V+5V-rails.jpg
Click picture for larger versions. Link to pdf version on GitHub

12V, 8V & 5V on-board power

It is possible to add up to three on-board DC-DC converters. This makes it very simple to add additional 5V power to the board. Or add 12V power (for quiet fans) when using a single 24V power supply.

The MP1584 adjustable DC-DC switch mode regulators fit very nicely into the provided socket positions.

For use with Arduino Mega

The Arduino Mega on-board 5V regulator is known to overheat (causing random resets), if it is also used to power too many 5V add-on items, especially if it is supplied directly from a 12V power supply.

The 8V DC-DC port position is very suitable for the purpose of lowering the heat otherwise dissipated in the Mega 5V linear regulator chip.

If you use a 24V power supply, it can be nice to also have 12V available for (quiet) fans. By using a few jumpers on the RAMPS 1.7 shield, the 12V DC-DC port position on the board, can supply 12V to the four fans ports Fan1-Fan4. You will need to cut a PCB wire if you also want 12V to the Fan0 port.

The spec for the MP1584 DC-DC boards is a max of 3 amp output.

For Use with Arduino DUE

The Arduino DUE has an on-board switch mode regulator for it 5V power rail, and a linear 3.3V regulator tapping of the 5V rail, so the DUE it will not overheat if supplied 12V to Vin. The DUE board does however have a limit of max 16V power in.

So for this reason it is recommended to use the sockets provided on the RAMPS 1.7 board, to add a DC-DC regulator, in the 12V DC-DC port position, if you use a single 24V power supply for your 3D printer.

Illustrations (for 1.7B)

RAMPS1.7 5V on-board power.jpg
Click picture for larger versions. Link to pdf version on GitHub

Note the Jumper J2 in right hand corner
RAMPS1.7 5V on-board power-2.jpg
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Note the Jumper J2 in right hand corner
RAMPS1.7 5V on-board power PCB top.jpg
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RAMPS1.7 5V on-board power mp1584.jpg
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Once I have adjusted the MP1584 DC-DC regulator to output 5V, I usually hot-glue the trimmer.

5V power to a RPi

The 5V DC-DC port can be used to power an RPi. The spec for the MP1584 DC-DC board is max 3 amp output.

You will need to cut a Micro USB cable and fit it with a Dupont connector, in order to get 5V from the RAMPS 1.7 board to the RPi.

12V powered Z-probe option

Controlling a power supply

Always-5V - power rail

The driver chip that controls the gate voltage on the power mosfets must always be connected to a 5V power source.

Always-5V pins on Arduino boards

On Arduino boards some power pins will always deliver a 5V voltage, no matter what voltage the logic level of Microcontroller (MCU) is using.

(ToDo: Illustration of Always-5V pins on an Arduino board)

Always-5V pins on the Re-ARM board

On the Re-ARM board, these otherwise "Always-5V Arduino" pins are however NOT tied to 5V, they are tied to the 3.3V Vcc power level, as this is what made more sense when trying to use the standard RAMPS 1.4 board with a 3.3V controller.

So for the RAMPS 1.7 board, we need to alter the

(ToDo: Illustration of power rail changes needed on the RAMPS 1.7 shield, for use together with a Re-ARM board)

(ToDo: Illustration of available Always-5V pins on the Re-ARM board)

Vcc powered sections (logic voltage rail)

As the RAMPS 1.7 shield is meant to be usable with Controller boards that can operate at either 5V or 3.3V, one power rail on the board needs to be tied to whatever logic voltage level the controller is running at. I have chosen to name this power rail as "Vcc".

(ToDo: Illustration of Vcc pins on an Arduino board)


Temperature sensors

I2C on-board EEPROM

Stepper power @ fuse F3

Jumpers & Aux-connectors

Stepper driver jumpers





RAMPS17-aux1-P1.jpg RAMPS17-aux1-P2.jpg


RAMPS17-aux2-P1.jpg RAMPS17-aux2-P2.jpg




Aux - Not numbered



  • S0 - Servo 0
Arduino pin D4
Alternative use: none
  • S1 - Servo 1
Arduino pin D5
Alternative use: none
  • S2 - Servo 2
Arduino pin D6
Alternative use: With TMC2130 as SPI E1_Chip_Select (E1cs)
  • S3 - Servo 3
Arduino pin D7
Alternative use: With TMC2130 as E1_Diagnose_1 (E1cf)

Jumpers and options

Bill Of Materials

A fairly complete list of components that are used for the version 1.7C board.

ID Description Quantity Digikey Part Number (Description) Other supplier Notes
C1 Low ESR 100uF/35V 6 PCE4554CT-ND  ? 6.60mm x 6.60mm
C2 10uF/35V 4 PCE4235CT-ND  ? 4.30mm x 4.30mm
C3 1-10uF / 6V / 0805 1 CAP CER 10UF 6.3V X5R 0805 ebay option 0805
C6 100nF / 6V / 0805 11 CAP CER 0.1UF 50V X7R 0805 ebay option 0805
Q3,Q4 IRLB3034
N-channel mosfet, 2 mili Ohm, 40V
2 IRLB3034PBF-ND  ? TO-220
Q3,Q4 Alternative IRLB8743
N-channel mosfet, 4 mili Ohm, 30V
2 IRLB8743PBF-ND  ? TO-220
Q1, Q2 IRLR7843
N-channel mosfet, 4 milli Ohm, 30V
2 IRLR7843PBFCT-ND  ? TO-252
N AO3400
N-channel mosfet, 33-52 milli Ohm, 30V
7 785-1000-1-ND  ? SOT-23
IC 74LS125 2 SN74LS125ADR ebay option 14-SOIC (0.154", 3.90mm Width)
IC 24LC256 1 24LC256 ebay option 8-SOIC (0.154", 3.90mm Width)
S1 4-pin 7.62mm screw terminal 1  ?d  ?o  ?n
S2 2-pin 5.08mm screw terminal 4  ?d  ?o  ?n
R1 100K 0805 15 Digi option ebay option 0805
R2 10K 0805 6  ?d  ?o 0805
R3 4K7 0805 15  ?d  ?o 0805
R4 2K2 0805 11  ?d  ?o 0805
R5 10R 0805 6  ?d  ?o 0805
R6 1K 0805 1  ?d  ?o 0805
R7 680R 0805 1  ?d  ?o 0805
R 20K 0805 3  ?d  ?o 0805
E1-3 Green LED 0805 3  ?d  ?o 0805
E4 Red LED 0805 7  ?d  ?o 0805
E5 Yellow LED 0805 1  ?d  ?o 0805
D2 diode TH 1 1655-1921-1-ND ebay options Any 6-10A diode will however do fine
D1, D3-D5 diode 1N4007 smd 4 DIODE SCHOTTKY 30V 1A DO214AA ebay options Housing: DO-214AA / SMB
Diode 1N5819 / S4 - smd 7 Digi Options ebay options SOD-123 or "DO-213AB, MELF (Glass)"
DC-DC MP1584 DC-DC converter board 0-3  ?d ebay options  ?n

Fuse options

ID Description Quantity Digikey Part Number (Description) Other supplier Notes
F1,F2,F3 Auto blade fuse / 1808 3  ?d  ?n
_ Auto blade fuse sockets _  ?d ebay option 1
ebay option 2
_ 1808 socket _  ?d ebay 1808 socket options  ?n
_ 1808 10A fuse _  ?d ebay 1808 10A fuse options  ?n
F4-F12 "PCB-wire fuse"  ?  ?d  ? A "PCB-wire fuse", will however not protect the electronics, only the rest of the PCB wire.
So far the fuses I have tested have simply been too slow, to be able to protect the AO3400 mosfets, if one would still want a 2A 12V power rail for the fans.
So for now, I have opted to at least know where the PCB wire might fry, if a short circuit condition gets out of hand. When a pcb-wire-fuse blows, just replace with a single strand of very thin wire, so the "fuse" part will still be effective.

Pin headers

ID Description Quantity Digikey Part Number (Description) Other supplier Notes
2p male txt  ?  ?d  ?o  ?n
3p male txt  ?  ?d  ?o  ?n
1 row x 8p female txt 10  ?d  ?o  ?n
1 row x 2p female txt 12  ?d  ?o  ?n
2 row x 2p female txt 2  ?d  ?o  ?n
1 row x 4p female txt 1  ?d  ?o  ?n
2 row, 90 degree, male, for DC-DC board txt 1  ?d  ?o  ?n

Board assembly

I always find it easiest to solder in the smallest and lowest components first.

Once all components are soldered to the top, then it is advisable to solder in the pins on the bottom, that connects the shield to the Arduino. Because once the top-pins, jumpers and headers are soldered, it becomes very difficult to reach the solder points for the bottom pins, with the soldering iron, without also melting some of the header plastics.