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    Good work Tim! If you need any printing pointers, there's heaps here, not to mention a few Melbourne APUG folk who know a thing or two...

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    Hey, glad to see you picked one up. Now the fun really starts.
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    Well I've just discovered something pretty bad. The enlarger I brought is missing the external power supply by the looks of things, which explains why it has a US plug and no adapter. I'm pretty stuck now and I'm not sure what I'm suppose to do. It's a Saunders/LPL D6700 Dichroic Enlarger (known as a LPL C6700 these days), and it looks like the guy who sold it to me has neglected to mention the power supply. Any ideas of what I can do?

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    Edit: Looks like he has lied about the spare negative holder being 6x6 as well, as it's a 35mm slide holder. Now I'm really stuck.
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    You need a stepdown transformer. Jaycar sells them: http://www.jaycar.com.au/productResu...=13&SUBMIT.y=4 so do Dick Smith.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul ewins View Post
    You need a stepdown transformer. Jaycar sells them: http://www.jaycar.com.au/productResu...=13&SUBMIT.y=4 so do Dick Smith.
    So that's the same as the power supply that was suppose to be included? What wattage would I need for an enlarger like this?

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    An enlarger is just a like a table lamp, switch the light bulb to 220-240 volt, and switch to your own plug head. No stop down needed to US voltage. Get your own timer which handles the on/off in your local voltage.
    I don't have experience with the said enlarger, it might just be different. Negative carriers might be easier to get than you think. Just get the biggest mask using easel.
    Goodluck.

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    From memory, the external power supply was to regulate when printing in colour. (I'm sure someone will confirm or deny my recollection) I have used several LPL and Meopta enlargers (current model LPL7700) that had *no* external power supply other than the cord and plug - as tj01 said - they're rather large table lamps.

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    If it's a dichroic lamp - it'll probably need 12v to run - and probably more like 11.5v for the lamp to last a while, and remain colour stable (although there ARE 240V dichroics, so do check). So a 240VAC to 11.5VAC transformer may be the go. There are electronic switching versions of these, commonly used for domestic lighting dichroics, that might be too "flickery" for an enlarger - I suspect a transformer based version might be better for this application.

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    My LPL7700 has a halogen with an external 12 volt power supply. Should not cost much at a hardware store to replace.

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    Take it to your local electrician and explain the problem to him/her.

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