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    Ilford Multigrade 500 series footswitch help

    My local photo store can not get an Ilford footswitch new or used.

    I just missed out on a footswich on Ebay.

    If anyone wants to part with this part I am interested in buying it from you.

    Otherwise I need to figure out the "pinout" on the four prong foot switch connector plug to the Ilford 500 Multigrade head and a source for the connector.

    I decided that trial and error might damage the head so if anyone can help I would be very grateful.

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    These guys can sell you a new footswitch with the correct pinout.

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    The attached scan from the service manual shows the required connection - you connect the switch between pin 2 and any of pins 1, 3 or 4. From memory, the plug you need is a standard 4-pin DIN, which you should be able to get from any electronics hobbyist store.

    Note that you can download the service manual from http://www.ilfordphoto.com/products/page.asp?n=161
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    Thank You

    Perfect just what I was looking for, thanks.

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    And a music shop should be able to sell you a footswitch intended for keyboard use. Just change the plug.


    Steve.
    "People who say things won't work are a dime a dozen. People who figure out how to make things work are worth a fortune" - Dave Rat.

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    If you need photo of pin connector send me PM.

    BTW, I would need light mixing box for 35mm and 4x5"....

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    Footswitch type

    I found this thread looking for this information - but, is that a "momentary on" or a "push on, push again off" footswitch I need?

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    Quote Originally Posted by youngrichard View Post
    I found this thread looking for this information - but, is that a "momentary on" or a "push on, push again off" footswitch I need?
    If you use Ilford Multigrade 500 system with control unit or Analyser 500 from RHDesigns you need "momentary on". Control unit switches the enlarger off automatically.



 

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