(Topic ID: 263856)

CC Sky Rider - 30V vs 33V


By JudeRussell

78 days ago



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    #1 78 days ago

    I'm working with a Chicago Coin #sky-rider at the moment. No huge issues: aligned the flippers to my satisfaction, hacked around with the Williams chimes to get them as good as I was able (digging around for a replacement CC chime), playing a bunch of games to check out function and reliability.

    I noticed this game has an easily accessible 33V tap (Jones Plug) and I figured, what the heck (my Gottliebs do not, that I know of). Really surprised how much of a difference it made - the pop bumpers are a lot crisper and the flippers can actually get the ball back to the top of the playfield more than once in a blue moon. Any wisdom in terms of staying with 33V vs 30V in terms of reliability, etc?

    I also noticed that the bonus stepper is really kind of chonky - can feel it when incrementing - and wondering if that's normal for these CC games - my other games (Gottliebs) seem to make a lot less noise / vibration.

    Also, this is an AAB game - no special, hitting the 4 targets lights Extra Ball and sets the spinner to 1000 pts (vs 100 pts). Assuming it will score a replay when I hit the points (have not poked around there yet, so no idea if the plug strip has any relationship to the installed replay card). Also, despite playing quote a bit, no match yet. I need to pay attention; it way be matching but not knocking. Or perhaps set up for Free Play the replay (points or match) is disabled.

    #2 78 days ago

    Gottliebs (and others) have it too. It's just harder to access. You have to move a wire over on the transformer on other manufacturers pins. It's called high tap. It was originally designed for locations with low line voltage. Now a lot of people use it to give EM's a little more power.

    #3 78 days ago
    Quoted from edednedy:

    Gottliebs (and others) have it too. It's just harder to access. You have to move a wire over on the transformer on other manufacturers pins. It's called high tap. It was originally designed for locations with low line voltage. Now a lot of people use it to give EM's a little more power.

    Thanks. Duotron is taking a bit of a rest while I work on the new machine, and I've got some Orange Dot flipper coils on order, but high tap might be an option as well. Yellow Dot coils were a bit too much for my taste, so looking for something in between for the flippers.

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