Capt. Fantastic Weird Transformer Wiring

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Capt. Fantastic Weird Transformer Wiring

By timab2000

3 months ago

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#1 3 months ago

Hey guys, I just got my first Em machine, CF, and had a question on the transformer wiring.

If you look at the pictures, it looks like someone wired a light cord wire, to the lug of the transformer, and ran that wire to the fuses for some weird reason. There is a white and blue wire that is there but is not hooked to anything. I do not have a wiring diagram, but have looked online at one but can't tell what color wires go where on the transformer.

So my question is... can someone provide me a picture of a properly wired transformer for this game, of tell me what color wire goes where. I know nothing about EM's, I am more of a solid state guy, but always wanted one of these, so I am trying to learn.


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#2 3 months ago

Looks like a replacement was done. Does it work ok?

#3 3 months ago
Quoted from currieddog:

Does it work ok?

Well the game lights up and the score reels will reset, but game will not start. And the scoring motor in the cabinet runs continually. I did find the other end of the white and blue or green wire and checked it with an ohm meter and it is fine so I am not sure why they replaced it.

#4 3 months ago

Just so happened to bring one into the shop two weeks ago.

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#5 3 months ago
Quoted from TreyBo69:

Just so happened to bring one into the shop two weeks ago

That's awesome just what I needed. Thanks for the picture!

The lamp cord is a hack so I am going to fix that. But good news I did get the game playing after doing some reading on Lots of good info there for newbies with Em's so at least it plays. Still has some issues, lots of cleaning to do, but good progress today.

#6 3 months ago

No problem. Can you share some pictures of your coin door wiring? I’m trying to figure out the last wire job

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#7 3 months ago
Quoted from TreyBo69:

Can you share some pictures of your coin door wiring

I'll get a couple of pics for ya in the morning

#8 3 months ago

Just picked one up myself today. Here's what mine looks like.

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