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(Topic ID: 275638)

Data East Simpsons Power input box contents

By ViriiGuy

70 days ago

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#1 70 days ago

Hey gang,

I can't seem to find on the schematics what all should be inside the power input box on a DE Simpsons.
This table was hit by lightning and the inline filter, the wires going to and from it, whatever capacitor was on it and the fuse holder are mostly disintegrated. Basically everything inside the metal box over the power switch. The Schematics just list the entire box and all as a part, with no mention of the parts that are in it. At least that I can find. Can anyone help me out please? Thank you.


#2 70 days ago

From what I see on the schematics are these components:

(1) Service Outlet

(1) Fuseholder, Panel Mount style for 3AG style fuses

(1) 130 volt Varistor

(1) Line Filter, 120/240 volts, 50/60 Hz

(1) D.P.D.T. Power Switch

(1) Stereo Volume Control, 10k, Audio Taper

Be sure to check out Data East Service Bulletin # 27. It details a shock hazard with certain power boxes on the Simpsons pinball machines by serial number.

#3 70 days ago

Thank you! I must be blind. I could not find that to save my life! The Varistor was quite literally obliterated. All that is left, are the legs.

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