I have had a few folk asking me for advice regarding purchasing this model – this is my must have machine but it is very difficult to buy a good one if you do not know what to look out for. I decided that I would look out the bits and pieces of my four – 2 are older models with upgraded chips that allow access to a computer and 2 are the latest serial numbers that are all singing and dancing. Three of my E6000’s have the autocolour attachment and I am lucky in that I own motors for most of my electronic machines and even for my non-electronic machines. With respect the Passap E6000 I own both the 4000 and the 4600 motors with a spare motor for my 4600 that was sold to me by a specialist at that time who did not have the consul attachment or the interface that operated it.
On top of that I have a number of Duomatic 80’s and again I have a couple of the old Electra motors. I will leave the Duo’s out of this as its complex enough.
Electra Motor 4600
The 4600 motor for the Passap has a number of unusual features however it does need to be operated with the consul which has to be altered to accommodate an extra interface board than comes with the 4600 motor when purchased and for machines up to 6 999 999 – the 2 rom chips have to be upgraded. If your machine is serial number 7 000 000 then you do not have to upgraded the chips but you still require the VM Circuit board sold with the 4600 motor so buyer beware if you see this motor for sale without the above.
The spare 4600 motor I was sold is fine for a spare for me as I already bought a machine that operated the 4600 motor and it had been upgraded accordingly.The most useful motor is the 4000 as it does not require any consul upgrade but it does require a 4-colour changer.
So to summarise, for the E6000, Electra 4000 and 4600 you require either a colour 600 or an Autocolour 600.