Questions about the HEPA filter

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John
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Questions about the HEPA filter

Post by John » Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:31 pm

1) Where do you source replacement filters for the Up Box? I found them in Australia but didn't find any originals in the US. Octave has some 3rd party filters which may be fine. I'll actually need them in Japan but I haven't found them here either.

2) Also for anyone that has replaced it, did you find the manual to be accurate on the schedule?
It is recommneded to replace the filter for every six
months or after 300 hours of printing (whichever
comes first).
The filter is an important element for me since it will be in my family living space and I wonder how much it's going to cost me on an ongoing basis.

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Re: Questions about the HEPA filter

Post by wackojacko » Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:32 am

If you hear the side panel vibrating, check the filter. I found after about 3 months of heavy usage the filter needed changing.
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Re: Questions about the HEPA filter

Post by rryerson » Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:09 pm

Any reason why you can't remove it and print without it? I mean we print now without one in the UP! Plus 2 and Mini... I am in a well ventilated area so to me it's just an additional cost to up keep...

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Re: Questions about the HEPA filter

Post by John » Tue Jan 05, 2016 3:58 pm

wackojacko wrote:If you hear the side panel vibrating, check the filter. I found after about 3 months of heavy usage the filter needed changing.
Hah! Sounds about right - 3 months of heavy usage vs 6 months in the manual. Thanks for that.
rryerson wrote:Any reason why you can't remove it and print without it? I mean we print now without one in the UP! Plus 2 and Mini... I am in a well ventilated area so to me it's just an additional cost to up keep...
In my experience in Japan, homes are simply not well ventilated and neither do they have continuously running room units. That is the case for my place. Ventilation means opening doors and windows. That's not reliable enough so I want to keep the printer as particle and odor free as possible.

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Re: Questions about the HEPA filter

Post by John » Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:16 am

Anyone have information about where to actually buy these?

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Re: Questions about the HEPA filter

Post by iPeel » Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:22 pm

Has anyone managed to find a supplier of replacement HEPA filters yet?

Mine is 18 months old now and I can't seem to find anyone who stocks them or anything like it from a third party. Not even the UP3D store has them!


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Re: Questions about the HEPA filter

Post by ricks01 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:34 pm

iPeel wrote:Has anyone managed to find a supplier of replacement HEPA filters yet?
https://www.amazon.com/HEPA-filter-UP-P ... 58&sr=8-27

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Re: Questions about the HEPA filter

Post by wackojacko » Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:05 pm

For Australia and New Zealand customers you can get here
http://store.3dprintingsystems.com/hepa ... earch=hepa
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