[Q] Epson 1240U and Film Adaptor EU-33


J

JiPaul

Hello,

I have an Epson scanner 1240U with a film adaptor EU-33. This one is
connected to the scanner by a 8-pins mini-DIN connector, like this one
you can see here :
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mini-DIN_connector>
(6th picture).
I would like supply the adaptor without the scanner.

Does somebody knows the pin-out of this connector ?
 
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CSM1

JiPaul said:
Hello,

I have an Epson scanner 1240U with a film adaptor EU-33. This one is
connected to the scanner by a 8-pins mini-DIN connector, like this one
you can see here :
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mini-DIN_connector>
(6th picture).
I would like supply the adaptor without the scanner.

Does somebody knows the pin-out of this connector ?

--
JiPaul.
/ /--/--//\\ Jean-Paul Blanc
|/| L |\\\ quelquepart en (somewhere in)
\/|| = |||\\\ FRANCE

Why not get one and reverse engineer.
http://www.recycledgoods.com/itemdetails.aspx?productID=23980
 
C

CSM1

JiPaul said:
?
I've got one.

Actually it's not mine. A friend lent me it. But I have to give him back
the scanner. I would use the film adaptor as a light table and
photographing my slides with my digital camera. So I have to power
supply the FA, but I don't know the pinout of the connector, and I
wouldn't damage the FA of my friend.

--
JiPaul.
/ /--/--//\\ Jean-Paul Blanc
|/| L |\\\ quelquepart en (somewhere in)
\/|| = |||\\\ FRANCE
If it is a Light table you need, you can build a light table very easy.
http://www.carlmcmillan.com/light_table.htm

And for photographing slides with a digital camera, you need a slide
adapter.
http://www.opteka.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=49&HS=1
 
T

tomm42

?
I've got one.

Actually it's not mine. A friend lent me it. But I have to give him back
the scanner. I would use the film adaptor as a light table and
photographing my slides with my digital camera. So I have to power
supply the FA, but I don't know the pinout of the connector, and I
wouldn't damage the FA of my friend.

--
JiPaul.
/ /--/--//\\ Jean-Paul Blanc
|/| L |\\\ quelquepart en (somewhere in)
\/|| = |||\\\ FRANCE

Doesn't the light scan in sequence with the scanning elements? If it
does would be hard to photograph. I wouldn't go for one of the cheap
slide duplicators, the best reasonably priced way to digitize slides
is with a macro lens, even one that only goes to a 1:2 magnification
(1/2 size on the sensor) is enogh to get a good duplication. A small
light table is sufficient for a light source, remember to mask outside
the slide. Another option is to get a real slide duplicator, these are
pro level machines that have a rigid connection with the camera and
the slide. Noticed a couple of Bessler units on Ebay (these are very
heavy).

Tom
 
J

JiPaul

CSM1 said:
If it is a Light table you need, you can build a light table very easy.
http://www.carlmcmillan.com/light_table.htm
Yes, but I am in a hurry. And the FA works for that I need.
And for photographing slides with a digital camera, you need a slide
adapter.
http://www.opteka.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=49&HS=1
To be precise it's not exactly slides but old photos on glass plate. So
I'm afraid Opteka adapters don't work for that.

Thanks a lot for your answer.
 
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JiPaul

tomm42 said:
Doesn't the light scan in sequence with the scanning elements?
No, it doesn't scan. It's like a light table. And the light is very
homogen
If it
does would be hard to photograph.
It works for photographiing
I wouldn't go for one of the cheap
slide duplicators, the best reasonably priced way to digitize slides
is with a macro lens, even one that only goes to a 1:2 magnification
(1/2 size on the sensor) is enough to get a good duplication.
Yes. But see my answer to CSM1.

I'm still waiting for pinout of the EU-33.

Thanks a lot for your answer.
 
E

Ellis Morgan

JiPaul said:
No, it doesn't scan. It's like a light table. And the light is very
homogen


It works for photographiing


Yes. But see my answer to CSM1.

I'm still waiting for pinout of the EU-33.

Thanks a lot for your answer.
In my manual the socket you plug into is called the "option connector".
It connects the Film Adaptor and the Documentt Feeder.

Googling "Epson 1200 Option Connector" turns up this reference (amongst
others)... http://files.support.epson.com/pdf/per12u/per12upg.pdf

In there I found "option connector USB interface connector AC inlet 05 4
91 6" which does not tell me much, but it might mean something to you.

It also says that the Automatic Document Feeder uses an "8 pin DIN male
connector", is that what you need to know?

Hope this helps.
 
J

JiPaul

Ellis Morgan said:
Googling "Epson 1200 Option Connector" turns up this reference (amongst
others)... http://files.support.epson.com/pdf/per12u/per12upg.pdf

In there I found "option connector USB interface connector AC inlet 05 4
91 6" which does not tell me much, but it might mean something to you.

It also says that the Automatic Document Feeder uses an "8 pin DIN male
connector", is that what you need to know?
Thanks a lot Ellis. I've found too the same document for 1240U :
http://ftp.epson.com/pdf/per14u/per14upg.pdf

But they don't give the pin up of the connector. And I know that it is
an 8 pin (mini-)DIN connector.
 
J

JiPaul

Talker said:
I can't help you with the pin out but as a quick solution, are
you using an LCD monitor? If not, do you have a laptop or can you
borrow one? If so, open up a blank document so that the entire screen
is white, then tilt the screen back so that it's facing towards the
ceiling. This makes a nice white background and should do what you
need it to do.
Interresting idea. I think I could open a document with just a white
rectangle of the right size. :)
For now i can still use the Film Adaptor. When I can't, I could try this
solution.
Thanks.
 
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Hello
I have just seen your post some years ago. I have a Epson 3170 scanner and had to find out the pinouts for my brothers Epson 3490 scanner which has a broken 8 pin mini DIN plug. Only 5 pins are used. There are 5 pins on the inboard in line plug

Left to Right
1 Yellow
2 Orange
3 Red
4 Brown
5 Black

These correspond to the pins on the 8 pin mini DIN
Clockwise from the pin below the inverted triangle being 1 and the one in the centre 8

Yellow to 2
Orange to 7
Red to 4
Brown to 3
Black to 6

Hope this helps - although a little late maybe!!
 
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Hello,

I have an Epson scanner 1240U with a film adaptor EU-33. This one is
connected to the scanner by a 8-pins mini-DIN connector, like this one
you can see here :

(6th picture).
I would like supply the adaptor without the scanner.

Does somebody knows the pin-out of this connector ?

--
JiPaul.
/ /--/--//\\ Jean-Paul Blanc
|/| L |\\\ quelquepart en (somewhere in)
\/|| = |||\\\ FRANCE

==================================================================


EPSON Film Adapter EU-33

Pin Number Pin Name Description
1 -Empty

2 -Gnd -Short with pin 5

3 -+24V

4 -Empty
 
5 -GND -Short with pin 2

6 -SW -When switch on, it short with pin 7

7 -SW -When switch on, it short with pin 6

8 -Empty
 


 I open the case and reverse engineering to find it out.
If you want to use this film adaper seperately, you can apply 24v DC at pin 3 and pin 2( or 5,) it will illuminate whenever the switch on the machine is on or off.
Because the switch are orininary designed to control the power source in the scanner, not directely cut the power of the film adaper itself.​

I hope this helps.
~EH
 

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