Help with Epson PX-8

From: Paul E Coad <>
Date: Mon Jul 7 13:34:58 1997

On Mon, 7 Jul 1997, Kai Kaltenbach wrote:

> Hi all,
> I just acquired an Epson PX-8, minus documentation of course, and I need
> some help.
Cool machine. I have 2.

> Questions:
> - What is the RS-232 DIN plug pinout? Or better yet, a PX8-to-PC wiring
> diagram?
> (Digi-Key appears to have the plug, part # CP-2080-ND for $1.22 -
> 800-344-4539)
I don't have this information with me. See below.

> - Can I connect a floppy drive to the 50-pin connector? If so, what
> specs does it expect?
No. The floppy drive connects the the serial DIN. The only drive of which
I am aware which works is the Epson PF-10. It is pretty rare.

> - I assume the SP OUT connector is for a speaker; what are the A/D IN
> and BRCD connectors for?

A/D = Analog to Digital
BRCD = Barcode reader

> - Anyone have a spare PX-8 keyboard protector shell they want to
> sell/trade?
> Any other info appreciated,
I have photocopies of two of the manuals. I am missing some pages which
are on their way to me. I plan to make a few sets of copies when the
pages arrive. Anyone who is interested in copies let me know.

A while back I did a dejanews search on px-8, Epson Geneva, it turned
up a good deal of information including pinouts for most if not all
of the ports.

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