Using a CISS cartridge as a regular refillable

DonC

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After my issues with my 1430 I'm wondering if one possible contributing factor is how often the refillable cartridges are removed and put back in. Not only when they are empty, but often after exchanging one another will show as not recognized - apparently due to the master-slave configuration of the v6.3 ARC chips. Those chips also are not manually re-settable,so you have many repeated ink charging cycles often one right after another.

Is it possible instead to buy a CISS cartridge and rather than running tubes just refill it in situ with a syringe with the advantage of being able to reset all the carts with the press of one button? Aside from having to remove the cover to the carrier to accommodate the taller cartridge is there any reason not to do this?

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Wouldn't recommend an in-situ refill as the cartridge outlet isn't closed in that scenario. You'd likely find yourself flooding the capping station (the area the printhead rest on when cleaning or not in use) and causing cross contamination.

If you're suggesting that a CIS chipset bank is functionally better than the ARC's on refillables you could consider a slight variation on your original idea and create a tubeless refillable cartridge block where all the cartridges are linked together and share the chip bank. You can then remove the cartridges as a block, top-up, then replace... but it would likely cause more problems than it's worth so I'm not sure it would be an improvement or achieve what you were hoping...

Out of the box thinking may turn up a fix though...
 

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It may not make a mess depending on how much drips out. Even if you are fast enough, and a few drops ooze out, the priming cycle might clear the mess out or the cross contamination that may result if the droplets creep across to the other channel. I see no advantage involved in situ except for possibly some mechanical wear of the plastic parts but the risks of making a mess is real.
 

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Another problem, that I can think of is, the ciss cartridges, are configured differently, to the amount of ink, contain inside of it, depending on the particular variations design, compared to regular refillable cartridges.

Just my two cents.
 

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