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'81 Fathom Cabinet Flipper Switches

By Dakine747

5 months ago



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    #1 5 months ago

    The manual and parts catalog show ASW-A10-41 as the cabinet switch for the left AND right flipper buttons. The game however, has THREE flippers, one on the left and an upper and lower flipper on the right. Is the right flipper button switch simply TWO of these switches stacked, or is there a switch that's unique to the right side?? Can't find much clarity on this. Thanks!!

    #2 5 months ago

    Double on mine

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    #3 5 months ago

    Thanks TL. Yep, mine looks like that too. So, it’s just two of the same switch then?? Or is that a special type of two-flipper switch? I’d like to get these ordered tomorrow. There’s also the lane change function at that switch. Not sure if that matters.

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    #4 5 months ago

    Fathom right flipper switch should be a high-current for the flipper coil and a low current for the lane change. The left flipper should be a traditional single flipper switch. When there is an upper flipper a second activation switch is added to the flipper assembly EOS. It would be adjusted Break-Make with the EOS insuring no more than 2 flippers are power-flipping at a time.

    #5 5 months ago
    Quoted from BigAl56:

    Fathom right flipper switch should be a high-current for the flipper coil and a low current for the lane change. The left flipper should be a traditional single flipper switch. When there is an upper flipper a second activation switch is added to the flipper assembly EOS. It would be adjusted Break-Make with the EOS insuring no more than 2 flippers are power-flipping at a time.

    Thanks Al, yes, I’ve replaced the left cabinet switch, and rebuilt the right flipper with the appropriate switch combination. It’s that right cabinet flipper button switch I can’t get clarity on. It looks to be just a double-stack of the left side flipper button switch, no?

    #6 5 months ago

    Left flipper button switch is a single high-current switch. However there is an insulator between the button and the switch blade to prevent the switch from shorting to exposed metal. Should be exactly the same as the right switch sans the lane change low current switch.

    #7 5 months ago

    That doesn't look right, like somebody used another regular flipper switch instead of one for the lane change. Points don't look like low-volt gold plated ones and same spacers as the main flipper switch. Not in that pic anyway, maybe they are gold plated. Can't believe that second switch can even close in the first place with the spacing and the gap (?)

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