Monday, February 20, 2012

The Waiting Game

Oh yes, waiting is a bucket full of joy.

Waiting for the playfield.
Waiting for my thumb to heal.
Waiting for the snow to disappear.
Waiting for summer.
Waiting to play pinball!


  1. I have a question for ya. Looks like you have the same coin door I do, how many volts did you wire to the coin switch? my switches are 83137 types and says they need 250volts!! I dont want to wire 250V to the metal coin door right at the players crotch...

  2. I don't know if you got my last reply, but anyway -
    The switches can handle any current below their rated level. I.e a switch could be running say 0.01 V and still register hits properly. There's most definitely no need to have a 250 V switch voltage! :)

    I've hooked up 12 VDC to the coin validator mechanism (it has a small solenoid) but the rest is 5 VDC. The strongest voltage and current is the actual playfield solenoids which use up to 3 A @ 48 VDC. All switches and triggers are running on 3.3-5 VDC which is plenty!