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Author Topic: Serial Cable & Power Supply for DigitizerII ud-1212-r  (Read 4410 times)
« on: November 04, 2007, 03:22:51 PM »

Just a quick query.
I'm looking at and see that they have two different pre-intuos serial cables.
There is no photo for the 6x8 serial cable.

My question is: is there a difference between the two cables that would mean they are not interchangeable. (ie use the 6x8 cable on a 12x12 tablet or visaversa)

There seems to be a few cheap smaller sized artpadII tables with stylus, serial cable & power adapters on ebay, I've read somewhere that the stylus is the same as the one that shipped with the ud-1212-r digitizerII's. I am really hoping that the serial and power cables with work aswell as this could work out to be a much cheaper alternative to going through coolgraphicstuff or the wacom website.

If anyone could shed some light on this for me I would be most grateful.

*edit* A bit of searching on the wacom website has turned up a list( with pictures) of what pens work with what tablets...someone may find this of use, I'm sure most people have seen this so I didn't think it would be worth a new thread in the useful links section

« Last Edit: November 06, 2007, 10:08:11 AM by bgghh » Logged
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2007, 11:59:15 AM »

I've found a post on the wacom europe forums that might give me the answer...
seems it should have been obvious :\

the artpadII has a serial cable that is fixed to the tablet at one end rather than being a separate cable.
Bearing in mind I have never used a soldering iron or stripped a wire in my life, I imagine it would be a bit of a difficult and messy dodge job to cut the tablet cable and then splice the end of an old serial cable to it. Although it might be worth a shot.

Can someone with a more of a clue about electronics/techy stuff than myself please tell me if I am on the right track here.
If I remove the serial cable from the tablet could I use a method as simple as a battery and an small light bulb to determine which cable is fixed to which pin/hole on the female end.
Then, using a male connector (see link below) or an old serial cable attach a new male plug to the other end following the pinout below and the info on this website
Does this sound feasible or am I asking for trouble and a large electrical fire in my rather small apartment?

Still if I can grab an old artpadII on ebay for a song it might work out cheaper (by about $20-$30) than buying a up-803e pen and wacom power supply individually.

1. Is stj-a094 (ud-0608-R) cable pinout the same as stj-a096 (ud-1212-r) ?
2. Can you write mac udb cable pinout (from ud-1212-r)?



13459 Posts    Posted - 13/01/2004 :  09:34:15  Show Profile  Email Poster  Visit WACOM's Homepage  Reply with Quote I am not sure, what you need: the STJ-A094 is internally connected within the tablet, the STJ-A096 is an external cable. So both have different wiring. Of course, pins for connecting to PC are the same.

The STJ-A096 is wired as follows:

WACOM Cable for PC - UD series tablets

Tablet Male DB9 Host Computer

1 1
2 ------------------- 2
3 ------------------- 3
4 ------------------- 8
5 ------------------- 7
6 ------------------- 4
--7 ------------------- 5
| 8 ------------------------------ + DC-IN PowerSupply Connector
| 9 ------------------- 6 / -
| /

My apologies...I just found a post that I missed before addressing pretty much the same issue.
« Last Edit: November 06, 2007, 12:09:15 PM by bgghh » Logged
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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2007, 07:55:19 PM »

Hooray.  But cables are available I'm sure If you're not sure about the soldering stuff.

Mind you soldering is a useful skill to have and there are plant of good tutorials out there on't web.

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