How to Install BLTouch on the Creality Ender 3, Ender 3 V2, and Ender 3 Pro
Remember the days when you found yourself hunkered down over your Ender 3, Ender 3 V2, or Ender 3 Pro with a sheet of paper in your hand, literally spinning your wheels? Was that yesterday? Well, with a BLTouch installed, it doesn't have to be tomorrow! Forget about leveling your Ender 3 bed or adjusting a Z-offset ever again.
While we use an Ender 3 V2 to write this BLTouch guide, we note the different steps for the original Ender 3 and Ender 3 Pro.
Setting up and installing the BLTouch on the Ender 3 V2 is made easier due to the ability to flash firmware onto the Ender 3 V2 via an SD card and the added support that Creality gives to the BLTouch now. But we'll also show you how to set up the BLTouch on the Ender 3 and Ender 3 Pro.
Still, we found the process to be not-so-straightforward and a bit frustrating at times. (What serious upgrade for the Ender 3 isn't?!) Because the V2 is so new, there's very little information available on how to properly set up the BLTouch on the Ender 3 V2, and what is available is often so slight that it really wasn't helpful at all.
That's where we come in! In this guide, we'll walk you through the process of installing and setting up your BLTouch auto-bed leveling sensor on your Ender 3-series printer, as well as anticipate any issues that may arise for you.
Ready to get started? Skip ahead to begin your BLTouch setup.
A note on the product used
The BLTouch kit we used comes with EVERYTHING you need to install and set up the BLTouch on your Ender 3, Ender 3 V2, or Ender 3 Pro. It has a different bracket for each of the printers, so make sure to select the right printer on Creality's website. You're welcome to save a little money and buy everything separately, as well as 3D print the BLtouch mount—but, honestly, for the extra cost, it's just easier to get the official Creality kit.
Will this guide work with different hardware?
Sure! If you already have your hardware, then the instructions below will absolutely still work. We'll simply note slight changes if you're using something different.
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