How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Martin Your Own Question

Martin
Martin, Engineer
Category: Consumer Electronics
Satisfied Customers: 4024
Experience:  16 years, include works in aluminium plant, industrial machinery, military weapons, programming
Type Your Consumer Electronics Question Here...
Martin is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Where can I obtain wiring scematics for a Vivitar 636AF Flash

Customer Question

Where can I obtain wiring scematics for a Vivitar 636AF Flash Unit. Any ideas will be appreciated very much.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Consumer Electronics
Expert:  1ohm replied 5 years ago.

HiCustomer Thank you for choosing JustAnswer.

 

There may not be any specific schematics in the wild but the flash should follow simple diagrams. If the flash is not responding, there may be a burnt out lamp, bad connection, or a leaking capacitor in the charge circuit. The neon indicator lamp is an important part of the circuit.

 

Here is a link to a typical flash schematic. The schematic should be similar to yours but there may be different batteries used and capacitor types used depending on their design:

http://www.instructables.com/file/F56RM2QF3R7AOV8/

 

If this information was helpful, choose accept. If further assistance is needed, we are here to help.

 

Customer: replied 5 years ago.

I am familiar with capacative discharge systems. What I am not acquianted with is the wiring from the missing hot shoe to the board. The 5 leads are color-coded, but there is no indication on the c board as to the termination point. My understanding is that the 636AF was used on several different makes of cameras and not all hot shoes used the same number of contacts, or were they wired in the same way.Obviously I need the correct schematic to fathom out what goes where. Any further would be appreciated. By the way, Vivitar no longer has this info. Thanks much so far,

 

fb47h

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I need the specific schematic, which is what I asked for. I have enough schematics to last me for a long time, but I don't have the specific one I need. Without the 636AF for a C. anon my only recourse is to play a time consuming game of "Guess What Lead Goes Where?" I don't play games. No schematic no go.
Expert:  Martin replied 5 years ago.
Closest thing i came close to what you are looking for is:

"#22456. Original Parts Booklet: Vivitar 636AF Electronic Flash, October, 1987 30pp, large format, illustrated. Exploded views, specs, circuit diagrams. Does not include repair instructions, but still valuable. $10.00"

http://www.craigcamera.com/lit_tuvw.htm

Hope it help you.
Expert:  Martin replied 5 years ago.
If that answer did help you, please click accept for 1ohm or me or we will not get paid.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Thanks for the great effort, but "circuit diagrams" does not tell me a whole lot. I specifically need a Schematic. If there is not an accurate schematic for the 636AF Canon module then it will be of no use to me. I have "circuit diagrams". in my file drawn by my Dad for his spark transmitters. I sure in hell couldn't build one from these, no values, no componet data, no info on homebrew coils, etc..

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I'm screaming your praises!! WOW! I plugged my TV in and bammo! The picture came on bright and beautiful. What a relief! YOU saved me some money and headache. VM United States
< Last | Next >
  • I'm screaming your praises!! WOW! I plugged my TV in and bammo! The picture came on bright and beautiful. What a relief! YOU saved me some money and headache. VM United States
  • I love this site! $9 instead of a repairman or new/used frig can't be beaten. This older woman will worry less now that she knows about this site. Bless you all. Windy USA
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex Los Angeles, CA
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP Hesperia, CA
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin Kernersville, NC
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther Woodstock, NY
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • John

    Engineer and electronic enthusiast for more than 12 years.

    Satisfied Customers:

    163
    I am here to help you!
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/CO/ComputEngineer/2012-2-6_20858_20111114201751jalogoold.200x200.64x64.jpg John's Avatar

    John

    Engineer and electronic enthusiast for more than 12 years.

    Satisfied Customers:

    163
    I am here to help you!
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/ST/Steve555/2013-6-14_144343_Depositphotos4247517S.64x64.jpg Steve G.'s Avatar

    Steve G.

    Engineer

    Satisfied Customers:

    2244
    VP of electronic repair company. Audio nut since 1974. Home Theater advisor. Vinyl holdout!
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/benimur/2009-03-29_003401_id_2.jpg Louie's Avatar

    Louie

    Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    3715
    25+ yrs. experience in the field and 3+ yrs. online, down to component level.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/OR/OriginalSeadog/2011-7-22_191917_ProfilePicture.64x64.jpg Rod's Avatar

    Rod

    Systems Engineer

    Satisfied Customers:

    1317
    FCC Commercial Licenses, BSCS, ASEET, 40+years Electronics & Communication Systems
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/SI/SiliconSavant/2012-6-27_192716_201264172651profile.64x64.jpg.64x64.png Daniel's Avatar

    Daniel

    Electrical Engineer

    Satisfied Customers:

    1177
    BSEE (Electrical Engineer), 10+ years electronic design experience ,chip, board, component expert
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/LI/littlerusty2005/2012-1-11_574_rusty2.64x64.jpg Rusty's Avatar

    Rusty

    Customer Service

    Satisfied Customers:

    1167
    Over 20 years electronics experience. How may I help you today?
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/greenowl/2008-12-31_012617_martinphoto.jpg Martin's Avatar

    Martin

    Engineer

    Satisfied Customers:

    1113
    16 years, include works in aluminium plant, industrial machinery, military weapons, programming