Using a 110v scanner

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by texan....usenet@texas...removethisbit...usacom.., Aug 20, 2006.

  1. Question:
    I have a great Epson scanner which runs 110v only.
    I would dearly love to bring this home as I use it a lot for scanning
    negatives.
    Older type with SCSI card.

    Is it at all possible that I could use this in conjunction with an
    older type computer/monitor also running on 110v with a transformer in
    NZ?

    TIA

    Cath
     
    texan....usenet@texas...removethisbit...usacom.., Aug 20, 2006
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  2. texan....usenet@texas...removethisbit...usacom..

    Richard Guest

    texan....usenet@texas...removethisbit...usacom.. wrote:
    > Question:
    > I have a great Epson scanner which runs 110v only.
    > I would dearly love to bring this home as I use it a lot for scanning
    > negatives.
    > Older type with SCSI card.
    >
    > Is it at all possible that I could use this in conjunction with an
    > older type computer/monitor also running on 110v with a transformer in
    > NZ?


    Why would you want to use an older computer with it? Also as computers are
    switchable why would you run them on the transformer too, just means that you
    end up needing a gruntier transformer then otherwise. If the PSU in the old
    computer has no switch, then a new PSU will be cheaper then a stepdown
    transformer for the computer.
     
    Richard, Aug 20, 2006
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  3. texan....usenet@texas...removethisbit...usacom..

    Enkidu Guest

    Richard wrote:
    > texan....usenet@texas...removethisbit...usacom.. wrote:
    >> Question:
    >> I have a great Epson scanner which runs 110v only.
    >> I would dearly love to bring this home as I use it a lot for scanning
    >> negatives.
    >> Older type with SCSI card.
    >>
    >> Is it at all possible that I could use this in conjunction with an
    >> older type computer/monitor also running on 110v with a transformer in
    >> NZ?

    >
    > Why would you want to use an older computer with it? Also as computers
    > are switchable why would you run them on the transformer too, just means
    > that you end up needing a gruntier transformer then otherwise. If the
    > PSU in the old computer has no switch, then a new PSU will be cheaper
    > then a stepdown transformer for the computer.
    >

    Because she already has the PC and scanner.....

    Cheers,

    Cliff
     
    Enkidu, Aug 20, 2006
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  4. texan....usenet@texas...removethisbit...usacom..

    Dave Taylor Guest

    texan....usenet@texas...removethisbit...usacom.. wrote in
    news::

    > Is it at all possible that I could use this in conjunction with an
    > older type computer/monitor also running on 110v with a transformer in
    > NZ?
    >


    Yes, I have a 110 V scanner, desk lamp, usb hub, plasma globe. That stuff
    all runs off a transformer I bought before I left Vancouver. Go visit a
    travel specialist electronics store.

    --
    Ciao, Dave
     
    Dave Taylor, Aug 20, 2006
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  5. texan....usenet@texas...removethisbit...usacom..

    Dave Doe Guest

    In article <44e7f841$>, says...
    > texan....usenet@texas...removethisbit...usacom.. wrote:
    > > Question:
    > > I have a great Epson scanner which runs 110v only.
    > > I would dearly love to bring this home as I use it a lot for scanning
    > > negatives.
    > > Older type with SCSI card.
    > >
    > > Is it at all possible that I could use this in conjunction with an
    > > older type computer/monitor also running on 110v with a transformer in
    > > NZ?

    >
    > Why would you want to use an older computer with it? Also as computers are
    > switchable why would you run them on the transformer too, just means that you
    > end up needing a gruntier transformer then otherwise. If the PSU in the old
    > computer has no switch, then a new PSU will be cheaper then a stepdown
    > transformer for the computer.


    The old PC has the SCSI card in it?

    --
    Duncan
     
    Dave Doe, Aug 20, 2006
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  6. texan....usenet@texas...removethisbit...usacom..

    Peter Guest

    texan....usenet@texas...removethisbit...usacom.. wrote:
    > Question:
    > I have a great Epson scanner which runs 110v only.
    > I would dearly love to bring this home as I use it a lot for scanning
    > negatives.
    > Older type with SCSI card.
    >
    > Is it at all possible that I could use this in conjunction with an
    > older type computer/monitor also running on 110v with a transformer in
    > NZ?


    You probably just need a 230V to 110V converter for the scanner's power
    supply. Has it got a plug in power supply? check if this can handle 230V,
    most device power units handle both 110V and 230V, or have a switch for
    these.

    If you need a separate converter, they sell them at Dick Smith and other
    electronic stores.

    HTH

    Peter
     
    Peter, Aug 20, 2006
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  7. texan....usenet@texas...removethisbit...usacom..

    Earl Grey Guest

    On Sun, 20 Aug 2006 00:19:10 -0500, texan wrote:

    > Question:
    > I have a great Epson scanner which runs 110v only.
    > I would dearly love to bring this home as I use it a lot for scanning
    > negatives.
    > Older type with SCSI card.
    >
    > Is it at all possible that I could use this in conjunction with an
    > older type computer/monitor also running on 110v with a transformer in
    > NZ?
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > Cath


    There is quite a range of stepdown transformers available from DSE and
    Jaycar Electronics
    http://www.dse.co.nz/cgi-bin/dse.filereader?44e832400248c14a273fc0a87f9906ba EN/catalogs/CTG0000479
    But you may find that a replacement scanner is a more cost effective
    alternative
     
    Earl Grey, Aug 20, 2006
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  8. texan....usenet@texas...removethisbit...usacom.. wrote:
    > Question:
    > I have a great Epson scanner which runs 110v only.
    > I would dearly love to bring this home as I use it a lot for scanning
    > negatives.
    > Older type with SCSI card.
    >
    > Is it at all possible that I could use this in conjunction with an
    > older type computer/monitor also running on 110v with a transformer in
    > NZ?
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > Cath


    You most definitely can. But dont forget to bring the scsi card with it along
    with the drivers disk.
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    Collector»NZ, Aug 20, 2006
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  9. On Mon, 21 Aug 2006 02:21:04 +1200, Collector»NZ
    <> wrote:

    >texan....usenet@texas...removethisbit...usacom.. wrote:
    >> Question:
    >> I have a great Epson scanner which runs 110v only.
    >> I would dearly love to bring this home as I use it a lot for scanning
    >> negatives.
    >> Older type with SCSI card.
    >>
    >> Is it at all possible that I could use this in conjunction with an
    >> older type computer/monitor also running on 110v with a transformer in
    >> NZ?
    >>
    >> TIA
    >>
    >> Cath

    >
    >You most definitely can. But dont forget to bring the scsi card with it along
    >with the drivers disk.


    The card is in the computer I am using!

    I have an old 486 and monitor that we can take.

    I found a use for all my old 5 inch flip up top plastic floppy
    containers - keeping all my computer related CD's in.
    I have one that has a tag with MASTER CD'S stuck on it - that way I
    know where everything is lol...


    Many thanks for the replies.

    Cath
     
    texan....usenet@texas...removethisbit...usacom.., Aug 20, 2006
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  10. On Sun, 20 Aug 2006 19:52:29 +1200, Dave Doe <> wrote:
    [msge snipped]

    >The old PC has the SCSI card in it?


    It's in the computer I am using/will take with me.

    I have an old 486 and [just rememebered], a 333 - latter I have used
    in NZ before.

    Cath
     
    texan....usenet@texas...removethisbit...usacom.., Aug 20, 2006
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  11. texan....usenet@texas...removethisbit...usacom..

    Dave Doe Guest

    In article <>,
    texan....usenet@texas...removethisbit...usacom.. says...
    > On Sun, 20 Aug 2006 19:52:29 +1200, Dave Doe <> wrote:
    > [msge snipped]
    >
    > >The old PC has the SCSI card in it?

    >
    > It's in the computer I am using/will take with me.
    >
    > I have an old 486 and [just rememebered], a 333 - latter I have used
    > in NZ before.


    Coming back to NZCH? - I have a 240V oldish HP 4P scanner w' SCSI card -
    it's just collecting dust. You can have it if you want it. The SCSI
    card is an ISA (so you'll *need* an old computer to put it in :)

    --
    Duncan
     
    Dave Doe, Aug 20, 2006
    #11
  12. In message <>,
    texan....usenet@texas...removethisbit...usacom.. wrote:

    > I have an old 486 and [just rememebered], a 333...


    ....only half a beast. :)
     
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Aug 22, 2006
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  13. texan....usenet@texas...removethisbit...usacom..

    jasen Guest

    On 2006-08-20, texan....usenet@texas...removethisbit...usacom.. <texan> wrote:
    > Question:
    > I have a great Epson scanner which runs 110v only.


    easiest fix is get a new powersupply for it.

    > I would dearly love to bring this home as I use it a lot for scanning
    > negatives.
    > Older type with SCSI card.


    > Is it at all possible that I could use this in conjunction with an
    > older type computer/monitor also running on 110v with a transformer in
    > NZ?


    you could, - add up the currents of all the devices and get a transformer with
    that many amps, or more.

    most computers have a voltage switch for 240V operation
    those that don't, often have a link internally that can
    be removed for 240 operation.

    --

    Bye.
    Jasen
     
    jasen, Aug 23, 2006
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