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Power Supply (IPXQ to Meanwell) Replacement in the Epilog Helix

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How do I replace the power supply from an IPXQ to Meanwell power supply in my Helix?


Power Supply (IPXQ) Replacement in the Epilog Helix

Machine Type:      Epilog Helix

Tools Needed:     

  • Philips head screw driver
  • 5/16 nut driver
  • Wire cutters



     This procedure details steps to replacing the IPXQ power supply in the Helix. Before starting on this procedure, unplug the power cord from the machine. 


  1. Remove back service panel.
  2. Remove the two large p-loops with a 5/16 nut driver.

  3. Disconnect three of the electrical leads.
    a.  Disconnect the connectors holding the green with yellow stripe, black, and white lead. 
    b.  Disconnect the farthest left connector holding the black and red lead.
    c.  Disconnect the connector holding red and black lead. This connector is directly under the left edge of the laser tube.  

  4. With a Philips head screw driver, unscrew the green screws located on each side of the power supply. 

  5. Replace the IXPQ power supply with Meanwell power supply. The Meanwell power supply is larger so it will not be positioned the same as an IXPQ power supply. Position the Meanwell power supply in the machine with the green captive screws on the bottom.

  6. Reconnect the three electrical connectors.
    a.  Reconnect the connector with the green with yellow stripe, black, and white lead.  There are two leads containing these wires, connect only the longer of the two.   

    b.  Reconnect the two connectors holding the red and black leads. The longer of the leads goes to the farthest left connector. The shorter lead connects to the lead from the laser tube.

  7. Tuck in the wires under the power supply and replace the back service panel.

    Note: The Meanwell power supplies will not fit with the flat back cover. Replace the flat back cover with the new cover that has protrusions.     

If you have any questions, please contact Epilog’s Technical Support

Phone    303.215.9171
Fax       303.531.7594

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10848 Created on: Nov 04, 2011
Date updated: Nov 04, 2011
Posted in: Epilog Helix

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