Agfa Snapscan e50 voltage

  GrahamP 15:19 07 Jun 04

I've come by one of these without an adapter and can't get it to work with a variable output, unregulated adapter up to 12V.

I've seen €dstow's comment click here
but it may be the e50 needs a higher voltage or more output. The max output from my adapter is 300mA. I suspect it would be better also with a regulated adapter.

Can anyone who has an Agfa/e50 check their adapter and tell me it's voltage and maximum output?

I realise of course the scanner may be broken, but the error log descriptions vary including "line motor or sensor failure" and one about "gain" which make me think it's probably the power.

Any help appreciated.

  Totally-braindead 15:27 07 Jun 04

I've got an Agfa Snapscan E20 and I realise that the power supplies may be totally different but heres what it says on the power supply for this anyway.
Manufacturer Leader Electronics Inc, input 230/240vac, 50hz 150ma, Output 16vdc, 900ma. Class 2 transformer. Hope it may help.

  Stuartli 15:57 07 Jun 04

My Agfa SnapScan 1212u mains transformer is exactly the same as that of Totally-braindead - it's clearly the 16V output and 900 ma output that's the problem as it's beyond a standard adapter's capabilities.

This is Leader Electronics' website:

click here

But it could be you will have to contact either Agfa direct or a specialist electronics company retailer such as Maplins or CPC in Preston for a similar specification adapter.

CPC lists, amongst a large number, one that does 16V but only 700ma, but it's around £70...:-(

I only paid £32.33 for my SnapScan from and that included delivery.

To make it even more galling for you, I buy branded Lloydtronics and Euronics mains adapters (unregulated) at £1.99 each from the local B and M discount store - they are priced from around £5.99 in other outlets.

  Stuartli 16:43 07 Jun 04

The reason for the higher voltage and output required is almost certainly due to the demands of both the scanning mechanism and the lamp.

  GrahamP 19:27 07 Jun 04

Many thanks Stuartli and T-B-D.

You've confirmed my suspicions. If I can't get a cheap adapter that will do the biz, it's going to scanner heaven.

  Burnsy 11:01 09 Jun 04

I have an e50 scanner and confirm the rating on the power unit is 16 V DC output, 900 mA. it's Leader Electronics model no. 48160900UK (supplied new with the scanner).

  €dstowe 12:53 09 Jun 04


I've just had a look at my ancient Snapscan Touch (relegated to the cupboard under the stairs) and it is most definitely a 12V PSU. It is the correct Agfa unit as well.


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