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Coin circuit common problems
« on: January 01, 2015, 05:45:19 pm »
What are the most common problems with the coin circuit and coin mech system?
can you please list the most common problems?

The Coin circuit outputs a +5 volts pulse waveform?

if the pulse waveform output is higher then +5 volts it will damage the coin circuit?

when you insert a coin it triggers the coin circuit

Some Coin mech systems are +5 volts, others are +10volts and +12 volts
What is the difference between them?

Why would I want to put in a +12 volts coin mech system compared to a +5 volts coin mech system?

 


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Re: Coin circuit common problems
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2015, 05:54:15 pm »
What are the most common problems with the coin circuit and coin mech system?

Sometimes a token/coin gets stuck, and kids keep jamming more tokens in, making the jam worse.

Sometimes, someone stick a slug or nickel in and it messes stuff up.

Hope that helps!!!  :cheers:
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Re: Coin circuit common problems
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2015, 06:03:37 pm »
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Sometimes a token/coin gets stuck, and kids keep jamming more tokens in, making the jam worse.

Sometimes, someone stick a slug or nickel in and it messes stuff up.

What does the arcade technician have to do to the coin mech. system to fix these types of problems?

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Re: Coin circuit common problems
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2015, 06:29:51 pm »
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Sometimes a token/coin gets stuck, and kids keep jamming more tokens in, making the jam worse.

Sometimes, someone stick a slug or nickel in and it messes stuff up.

What does the arcade technician have to do to the coin mech. system to fix these types of problems?

Do you not have the ability to look at the problem and figure this ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- out on your own?

I was an arcade last night looking at a game my 5yr really wanted to play. Noticed all the coins were jammed in a cluster ---fudgesicle--- at the opening. Slipped the token card in, and squirreled one token out and had two drop into the coin return. I spent more timing fishing the token card out of my pocket than I did getting the jammed tokens out.

There are too many variables to list to give you a satisfactory answer. If you can't work even the most basic problems out you need to rethink your hobbies, job or whatever the hell you do asking questions like this.

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Re: Coin circuit common problems
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2015, 01:18:53 am »
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Sometimes a token/coin gets stuck, and kids keep jamming more tokens in, making the jam worse.

Sometimes, someone stick a slug or nickel in and it messes stuff up.

What does the arcade technician have to do to the coin mech. system to fix these types of problems?

open the door and take out the offending coins.

I place them in my pocket. You may or maynot be able to. If I get enough, I go for lunch. if not, I tough it out till the end of the day and wash off the old war wagon at the local car wash...I did this today... as I only got 2 bucks.  :-\

also, it's -20...my doors may be frozen shut now...i may be late for work tomorrow whilst I pry them open. I'll be damned if i'm getting up early.

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Re: Coin circuit common problems
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2015, 06:24:11 pm »
Another common problem is an improperly adjusted coin switch.

Why would someone want to use 12 volts for the credit circuit?
Before that's what they wanted to do.