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#1 TI998owner OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:14 PM

Hi Group,
I need a little help with a Hexbus Printer/ Plotter HX1000.
,
The unit did not come with a AC adapter or the Color or Black
PEN set.
,
Can someone that has a HX1000 printer /plotters, check the
Voltage and current listing on the ac adapter and tell me
If the correct adapter is a AC9203 with the voltage and current
Of 9 Volts and 700 MA. I found a listing on DataMath.ORC for
The HX1000, but want to make sure it is correct. The listing
They have for the CC-40 is not correct.
,
Also does anyone have a source for the ( 4 ) color Pen set
Or a place on the web they can be ordered from that is listed
In English and accepts Paypal.
,
Does anyone also know what other printer/ plotter from
Different company's PENs set were comparable with the
HX1000 pens set, and the model number and company ?
I would also be interested in buying a extra set from someone
Here in the group , if anyone would happen to have any .
,
Next , does anyone have a Schematic for the HX1000 ?
,
The rechargeable Battery's need replaced, anyone know
What the correct battery,s , I.e voltage and current
And a source for them as well ?
,
With the battery's disconnected and a bench supply
In there place , the HX1000 seems to function .
Just no printing because I don't have any Pens
Available to install.
,
Thanks in advance for any help or Info
Please email or PM me
Lee

#2 Schmitzi OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:19 PM

Hi,

 

I have this information, but maybe (?!) from the same source:

 

AC9203 Power-120V 60Hz AC/DC 15W 9V 700mA for HexBus Printer/Plotter

 

Maybe wait, I think owners will come up here with more info or can confirm.

 

 

Just for comparison, for the CC-40 I have this entry:

 

AC9201 Power-120V 60Hz 15W 6V 300 mA for CC-40, HexBus Modem & RS232



#3 Ksarul OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:23 PM

The printer mechanism was used in a lot of different plotter printers back in the 1983/1985 time period. I know Radio Shack used to supply compatible pens, and they were also available from several other sources. So far as I know, none of those sources still supply compatible pens. I've never seen schematics. On batteies, your best bet would be to look at the ones in the device, as they may tell you amperage and voltage output. On the AC adapter, the 9201 was standard for devices with a low power draw and the 9203 was the standard adapter for most high current draw HexBus devices.


Edited by Ksarul, Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:25 PM.


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Posted Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:55 PM

Try contacting BEST Electronics (Atari reseller) to see if they have a gear (almost everyone's were broken or will be shortly) and the pens.

 

http://www.best-elec...om/addendum.htm- you have to email them: bestelec@concentric.net

  • 1020 Small gear set (2) for the Platen and Head Motors CB101727 $15.00  Limit of 1 set (2 gears) per customer
  • Atari 1020 BX4204 Color Pen Set (4 pens per set) CO61420-01 $6.00   New Limit 10 sets per customer
  • Atari 1020 BX4206 Black Pen Set (4 pens per set) CO61420-03 $6.00

Also, make sure you rebuild the Ni-CD battery pack in that thing.  They tend to leak.  The ones that I rebuilt that Ksarul now have were ones that I rebuilt.



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Posted Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:58 PM

Hi Group,
Thanks Jon for the Info on Best elect@concentric net
,
I sent them a email and requested a order for
Color and black pen sets. Still waiting on
Reply back. Probably closed on weekends .
,
Thanks Jim for the reply on the heaver AC adapter
,
Still would like to confirm the printer listing
On the AC Adapter for voltage and current for
The real AC 9203 .
,
I probably have to build a exact copy of a AC 9203
If it is listed at 9 Volts 700 MA .
Could not find any on eBay for sale
,
About the Ni-cad battery pack, I am off work tommorow
So I will remove the leaking pack . check to see if there
Is any printing on the inside or plastic cover on each
Of the 5 battery's.
,
Anyone have a workable source for the battery's ?
,
Thanks
TI998owner Lee

#6 Ksarul OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:25 PM

If these are AA packs, here is a good source with tabbed batteries. I've bought a lot of rechargeable batteries from these folks. . .



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Posted Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:58 PM

That's the right Size for the Paper for the HX-1000 ?

 

Roll width: 114mm

Diameter:   50mm

 

Unfortunately, there are only in the Box with 50 Pieces available

 

https://www.bonrolle...-114-50-12.html



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Posted Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:13 PM

If these are AA packs, here is a good source with tabbed batteries. I've bought a lot of rechargeable batteries from these folks. . .


Yep, this is exactly what I did. Tabbed with NiCd batteries. Used some kind of tape to put them back in the same shape.

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Posted Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:17 PM

Hi Group,
Thanks Jon for the Info on Best elect@concentric net
,
I sent them a email and requested a order for
Color and black pen sets. Still waiting on
Reply back. Probably closed on weekends .
,
Thanks Jim for the reply on the heaver AC adapter
,
Still would like to confirm the printer listing
On the AC Adapter for voltage and current for
The real AC 9203 .
,
I probably have to build a exact copy of a AC 9203
If it is listed at 9 Volts 700 MA .
Could not find any on eBay for sale
,
About the Ni-cad battery pack, I am off work tommorow
So I will remove the leaking pack . check to see if there
Is any printing on the inside or plastic cover on each
Of the 5 battery's.
,
Anyone have a workable source for the battery's ?
,
Thanks
TI998owner Lee

You can use a larger mA one. Let me see if I have any 9V adapters more than 700ma and I will try to match the tip. Edit: got one. Just let me know what kind of tip you need.

Jim - Have a pic of the tip handy? Or what mm the ID or OD is?

Jon

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Posted Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:06 PM

You can use a larger mA one. Let me see if I have any 9V adapters more than 700ma and I will try to match the tip. Edit: got one. Just let me know what kind of tip you need.

Jim - Have a pic of the tip handy? Or what mm the ID or OD is?

Jon


Here are the sizes.  Swiped from here:  http://web.archive.o...s/pwrgde-2H.htm

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Posted Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:07 PM

Hi Jon,
Thanks for the interest In Helping to find a working
AC Adapter for the HX1000 printer/ Plotter.
The AC adapter tip is the same size as all of the
Other Hexbus add-on,s Rs232 , Modem, Hx1300 99/4a adapter
And wafer tape drive.
,
Placed a order for the PEN,s , plan on ordering replacement
Set of Battery's with tabs.
,
Let me know if you have any luck with a replacement AC adapter.
Thanks
TI998owner
Lee

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Posted Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:18 PM

Hi Jon,
Thanks for the interest In Helping to find a working
AC Adapter for the HX1000 printer/ Plotter.
The AC adapter tip is the same size as all of the
Other Hexbus add-on,s Rs232 , Modem, Hx1300 99/4a adapter
And wafer tape drive.
,
Placed a order for the PEN,s , plan on ordering replacement
Set of Battery's with tabs.
,
Let me know if you have any luck with a replacement AC adapter.
Thanks
TI998owner
Lee

 

Gotcha.  I'll fit a tip that's like the AC9201 that I have, then.  We just need to verify the tip polarity.  I'll match the AC9201 polarity for right now.  Should be no issue if I send it to you with the wrong polarity, you just pull the tip off and put it back the other way.  (See if Ksarul can verify his polarity for you, or maybe someone else on here who has one can verify it.)

 

PM me your address and I'll send you the adapter setup and ready to go.  (You just need to double check polarity.)  Should be able to send it first class mail - how does $15 total including postage sound?  You can pay me with check, money order, or Paypal (if Paypal, please consider sending an extra $1 for the fees).



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Posted Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:14 AM

This page shows an AC9203:  http://www.ti99.eu/?attachment_id=1994- So, once you verify the AC9203 is correct for the voltage, etc, you should be all set. I set the adapter to 9V, positive tip.   

 

Note that the AC9201, however, is a 6V negative tip adapter.  So don't plug it in to the unit or you may cause damage.



#14 Ksarul OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:14 AM

Here's one that looks like it may be a drop-in replacement for the AC 9203. Is this the right tip size, Acadiel? The polarity is right (positive tip).



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Posted Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:54 PM

Here's one that looks like it may be a drop-in replacement for the AC 9203. Is this the right tip size, Acadiel? The polarity is right (positive tip).


Yep, 5.5/2.1 is the tip I included with his Adaptaplug. I’m so-so with those cheap Chinese eBay adapters. I’ve had several of them go up in smoke and trip a breaker. I have an extra large supply of surplus Radio Shack adapters, which I know were good quality :-)

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Posted Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:50 PM

Hi Jon,
Thank you for the help with the Replacement AC 9203
, it works very well.
I received the Pen sets and the replacement
Rechargeable battery,s. So far I have tested
The HX1000 with the test program in the manual.
It does work in one color so far. The self test
Should print 4 small boxes in each color.
But my Job has taken me away all week ,
Since the parts and AC adapter arrived.
,
Next question , anyone have a American supplier
Or a web location in English that can supply
The paper rolls for the HX1000 ?
,
Thanks to everyone that has help getting this
Working
TI998owner Lee

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Posted Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:49 PM

Hi Jon,
Thank you for the help with the Replacement AC 9203
, it works very well.
I received the Pen sets and the replacement
Rechargeable battery,s. So far I have tested
The HX1000 with the test program in the manual.
It does work in one color so far. The self test
Should print 4 small boxes in each color.
But my Job has taken me away all week ,
Since the parts and AC adapter arrived.
,
Next question , anyone have a American supplier
Or a web location in English that can supply
The paper rolls for the HX1000 ?
,
Thanks to everyone that has help getting this
Working
TI998owner Lee

 

No problem!

 

If I recall, just regular calculator paper is what I used with a max of 30mm in diameter so that it doesn't drag when you put it on the spindle.






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