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Cab wiring suggestions
« on: April 26, 2006, 02:46:39 pm »
So I'm going to be starting on the woodworking for my cabinet this weekend provided weather is good, and want to get a jump on the wiring for it, but I'm having trouble deciding on the best route to take with regard to the wiring.

For the most part this cab is going to be for mame and consoles.  However I do plan on being able to plug in arcade pcbs later down the road.

At first I thought I'd just hook my video/controls/etc up to individual rotary switches so that I could choose the different machines.  But this meant I needed a separate switch for player 1, player 2, video, and audio.  That's a lot of switching, even if it is relatively easy.

Then I thought, hey, I'll just wire it up for jamma.  With that I'd have to make jamma adapters for everything save real arcade boards, which is fine.  I saw that there are switches like multijamma available, but they are expensive as beans.  So I thought about just manually connecting/disconnecting the jamma connector.  But with that, I'd have to make sure that the power leads weren't used on the pc and ps2 adapters I make. 

So far I like the idea of having it wired for jamma but I'm thinking that there has to be a more elegant solution out there that doesn't cost a ton of cash.  Any ideas?

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Re: Cab wiring suggestions
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2006, 03:22:43 pm »
Check this out. I am not sure if this is what you are looking for. Ultimarc also has the JPac
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Re: Cab wiring suggestions
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2006, 10:19:57 pm »
Guy I know has everything Molex'ed.  from the CP it's then split out to three different boards.  I think he has a switch on the 12v from the power supply for each board.

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Re: Cab wiring suggestions
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2006, 05:00:57 pm »
Thanks for the replies so far.

I guess what I really should be asking is, what's the quickest way to switch input sources for audio, video, and controls at the same time?  A simple printer switch won't do the trick for this many connections.  I suppose there are scsi switches out there, but I'm sure they are expensive.

I suppose a jpac and a kvm switch would make things easy as far as connecting things goes, just wire cabinet for jamma, get jpac and ps2 adapters and be done with it.  Problem is, I like using my monitor at vga and standard res.  From what I've read, you have to tell the jpac which res you are using via jumpers (sorta defeats the purpose of a multisync monitor doesn't it?). 

Any other ideas?