Perkin Elmer Lambda 2 Cable
This document refers to PE Lambda 2 and similar models (10/12/14) with a serial connector which can be configured as printer or computer port. The wiring diagram below refers to the 25-pin male connector on some instruments. The cable can be user-wired or purchased from PerkinElmer (PN B0180242). FTG cannot guarantee its suitability for all Lambda revisions. Later instruments use a standard DB-9 female to DB-9 male serial cable.
This is NOT a standard 25 to 9 pin serial cable!
If the system does not work with FilmStar MEASURE/Scantraq it is likely the port is set to printer, not computer. This is easily changed in SuperUser mode:
Activating SuperUser Mode...SuperUser mode gives you access to all the branches in the instrument. You activate SuperUser mode as follows:
The SuperUser mode is now active. You then need to find the CONFIGURATION menu, scroll to RS-232 PORT CONFIG and select COMPUTER.
According to a user in Germany...
Press STOP twice to get to the top level of the menu; select CONFIGURATION menu and press PARAMETER twice (first time doesn't seem to be doing anything, but second press will get you to where you need to go); Change configuration to COMPUTER and press START to save.
Deactivating SuperUser Mode
The SuperUser mode is now deactivated. For accuracy, the numbered steps above were copied directly from PerkinElmer documentation.