older Umax scanner UTA interchangability


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LB

Can someone please help me on locating information on the older Umax
scanners. I want to buy a transparency adapter for my old scanner. I have an
Astra 1200S that according to my manual uses a UTA-2A adapter. I know of one
that someone wants to sell one. That person is using it on an Astra 2000.
The adapter number is also UTA-2A but it also has a UTI 110v. after it. My
question is. Do both scanners use the same transparency adapters? I would
hate to buy it if it won't work on my 1200S scanner. Thanks for any help.
Len
 
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CSM1

LB said:
Can someone please help me on locating information on the older Umax
scanners. I want to buy a transparency adapter for my old scanner. I have an
Astra 1200S that according to my manual uses a UTA-2A adapter. I know of one
that someone wants to sell one. That person is using it on an Astra 2000.
The adapter number is also UTA-2A but it also has a UTI 110v. after it. My
question is. Do both scanners use the same transparency adapters? I would
hate to buy it if it won't work on my 1200S scanner. Thanks for any help.
Len
If your power source is 110 Volts, then the model numbers are the same and
should work.
Make sure that you can return and get a refund.

How about looking at the pictures, do they look the same?
 
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LB

CSM1 said:
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If your power source is 110 Volts, then the model numbers are the same and
should work.
Make sure that you can return and get a refund.

How about looking at the pictures, do they look the same? CSM1
http://www.carlmcmillan.com
My 1200S has a 12v. power supply via a 110v. step down transformer / power
supply. Does the transparency adapter use internal power from the scanner or
is it an entirely different separate unit? The fellow that I'm buying it
from says he used it on a Umax 1200S also. Did the 1200S come in two
voltages? Sorry to be so ignorant on this but Umax is of absolutely NO
value. I can't find information on either scanners.
Thanks again,
Len
 
W

Wayne Fulton

My 1200S has a 12v. power supply via a 110v. step down transformer / power
supply. Does the transparency adapter use internal power from the scanner or
is it an entirely different separate unit? The fellow that I'm buying it
from says he used it on a Umax 1200S also. Did the 1200S come in two
voltages? Sorry to be so ignorant on this but Umax is of absolutely NO
value. I can't find information on either scanners.

The Umax UTA will also have a similar power supply transformer. Yes, these
came in both 110 VAC USA and 240VAC international versions. I dont know
about the UTA-2, but I had a large-pinned 240 VAC British version UTA-3 for
which I kludged a way to connect it to a USA 110V socket, and it worked OK
(because it said 110-240VAC on it - some equipment is made that way). The
TMA also plugs into the lower scanner unit, for software control, but not
for power.

I dont know your goal, but the 1200S is a 600 dpi scanner, and if you plan
to scan 35 mm film, you will probably be disappointed. For one, the older
scanners were pretty noisy (electrically, causing bad speckles in the dark
areas of slides). For two, 600 dpi only gives about 800x550 pixels from full
frame 35 mm film. That possibly might be OK size for the video screen, but
it is too small to print much larger than wallet size. If you are planning
to scan small film, you would be ahead to put the money toward a newer
higher resolution scanner instead, or even better, a real film scanner.
 
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Guest

LB said:
Can someone please help me on locating information on the older Umax
scanners. I want to buy a transparency adapter for my old scanner. I have an
Astra 1200S that according to my manual uses a UTA-2A adapter. I know of one
that someone wants to sell one. That person is using it on an Astra 2000.
The adapter number is also UTA-2A but it also has a UTI 110v. after it. My
question is. Do both scanners use the same transparency adapters? I would
hate to buy it if it won't work on my 1200S scanner. Thanks for any help.
Len
I have the same scanner with a isa card though. Are you running it on xp
and how did you do it with the ISA card since the new mobos don't have
ISA. I love this scanner and would like to put it on my main PC but no
ISA slot.
Dane
 
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Mac McDougald

I have the same scanner with a isa card though. Are you running it on xp
and how did you do it with the ISA card since the new mobos don't have
ISA. I love this scanner and would like to put it on my main PC but no
ISA slot.
Dane
Get a PCI SCSI card, of course.

Mac
 
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Wayne Fulton

I have the same scanner with a isa card though. Are you running it on xp
and how did you do it with the ISA card since the new mobos don't have
ISA. I love this scanner and would like to put it on my main PC but no
ISA slot.

You can simply add a replacement PCI SCSI card. For example the Adaptec 2906
would be fine, and XP already has the driver for it. Might find one on Ebay.
The 2906 card has a 25 pin DB25 connector for the cable.

There is a little more to it however.

A SCSI scanner in XP will also need ASPI from Adaptec, at
http://www.adaptec.com/worldwide/support/suppdetail.html?sess=no&prodkey=ASPI-4
..70&language=English+US

Then you also need an updated scanner driver for XP.
www.umax.com says there is one for the 1200S, VistaScan 3.55, but you must
order it on CD, $14.50 US. However, you can download it from www.umax.de (the
bottom half of the umax.de driver pages are in English).

Or XP already has a simple scanner driver called WIA that specifies that it
will work with the 1200S. Or VueScan will probably work. Or Umax MagicScan
should work. But you need the PCI SCSI card and ASPI regardless.
 
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I have a Umax Model # UTA-2A 12V Transparency adapter for Umax Astra Scanner that I am looking to sell. I donated my scanner months ago, and realize I have no reason to keep it. It's in virtually new condition, in the original box, only used it a few times before getting newer equipment with a built in transparency adapter. If you still need it, I'll sell it for $50 plus shipping to your location. - Francis (e-mail address removed)
 

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