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    really in need of help. (RH Designs Stop Clock Pro)

    I purchased one of the RH stop clock pro's and a flasher on the group purchase last year. Well this past few days, the guys have managed to get my enlarger into the linen closet in our bathroom. It was a nice fit and has enough room when the door is open for me to manuver. Well I pulled out the boxes with the timer and the flasher. Now here comes my problem. I could figure out where the extra little cords go, but I have no idea how to hook the thing up and what goes where. I have a new power supply and a safelight ready to hook up to them as well. The enlarger is a Saunders 4550 XL. Also is it ok to hang the timer on the wall?

    Does any one know where I can download the instructions on how to use that timer? You are now finding out how technical I really am. Gizmos and I don't get along unless someone is able to visually show me what to do. The in house geeks will problably figure it all out before me. Why can't it just be simple?
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    RH Designs has the manuals on their site: http://www.rhdesigns.co.uk/darkroom/...r_manuals.html

    Happy printing, Bob.

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    You can hang the timer any way you want. It has four threaded holes in the back which are intended to be used to fix it firmly to some sort of bracket.
    Regards Dave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Miller
    You can hang the timer any way you want. It has four threaded holes in the back which are intended to be used to fix it firmly to some sort of bracket.
    When all the lights are on I thought it a bit bright, so I hung it on a cabinet beside the easel so the read out was toward me, but away from the easel. I didn't test to see if this was necessary, but I felt better about it. I only want to flash the paper on purpose rather than by poor location. It really is a great tool when you figure it all out.

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    Aggie- depending on which version you got (does your timer have US standard outlets on the back to plug things into?), connecting the stuff to it is a bit of a hairball. If yours has the Euro-spec sockets, you have to do some wiring work. I got mine individually, and it came with the Euro-spec sockets. Not a big deal, but I had to chop the standard plug off the Dichro head on my Beseler and wire it to the StopClock socket converter. This is easy enough, but intimidating for someone not familiar/comfortable with wiring.

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    Aggie,

    Short adapter plugs are available at: http://www.iec.net/m1304.html I got two. I also put the RH Designs supplied IEC plug onto a power strip cord so that it can control multiple safelights or flashers/enlargers if necessary.

    John,

    The manual will tell you how to set the display LEDs to one of three levels, and the dimmest setting should be suitable under almost any circumstances. The display LEDs appear to be in the 580 nm to 590 nm range, so should be "invisible" to most B&W papers designed for use under amber safelights.

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    John, read the manual for in the user mode you can adjust the brightness of the display. Hope you are getting on with your new toy.


    Quote Originally Posted by jp80874
    When all the lights are on I thought it a bit bright, so I hung it on a cabinet beside the easel so the read out was toward me, but away from the easel. I didn't test to see if this was necessary, but I felt better about it. I only want to flash the paper on purpose rather than by poor location. It really is a great tool when you figure it all out.

    John Powers
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    Website: www.lesmcleanphotography.com

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    [QUOTE=Les McLean]... you can adjust the brightness of the display. .../QUOTE]

    Yep. Mine's on the lowest setting. It's dim enough that when the room lights are on, I can't see the display at all. (don't need to)

    Great tool.

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    Thanks Bob! After a few good chuckles we finally got the manual printed. First chuckle came and this may just be a difference in terms from England to the USA was saying, "This appliance needs to earthed." Hubby said "ohhhh thats grounded." Second chuckle came when Tim was printing it, and look at the page numbering on your screen..... one side is page 27 and the other side of the same page is page 2. I hope once I get them all printed it makes more sense and they sync up. It was my initial problem this morning trying to figure out what they were talking about when it jumped around and the illustrations didn't seem to make any sense at all. I just had to look at the page numbering to understand the manual was out of sync on the screen.

    Now that it is plugged in (I have the USA version) and yes Frank went the extra mile and got us those two little extra plug thingy's we need, it seems to work. It would help if I had checked to see if the darn enlarger had a bulb in it, first. Now to order from B&H.
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    Aggie -

    Glad you got it sorted - I'd have chipped in sooner but I've been away on holiday. The manuals are indeed designed to be printed out as most people don't have computers in their darkrooms to refer to (do they...?). I did consider putting two versions on the web site but decided against it for no particular reason other than the effort of doing it .

    The connectors we use are an international standard, not just European, and are like those on PCs. Adaptors are readily available sold as "computer monitor power adaptors" or similar.

    If you need any more halp please ask

    Kind regards
    Richard



 

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