I really don't like the idea of kicking the machine to turn it off. What is the easiest way to install an on/off sw.?
Just use a Switched Power Bar.
Unless you want to modify your game, install a later style Gottlieb switch under the cabinet. If done correctly the next buyer will most likely appreciate the upgrade to your pin.
I have never had anyone complain of adding a switch to my 50s-60s games. Dirtflipper guilted me into leaving a couple more collectible games alone. Maybe it will matter down the road, maybe not but that can be someone else's decision. I wish they would have used the kick-off like used on my Bowlette. That has a little button that pushes up through to activate the kick-off switch. So much more elegant that slapping or kicking the bottom panel.
Quoted from pinhead52:
I have keys in all my games... when Im done I open the door and lift the slam switch with a finger. Of course you dont want to do this in bare feet on slab
Hah, I've done that! No, not with bare feet on a slab!
Personally, I have no problem slapping or kicking the bottom of the cabinet to shut off the game. If the switch is properly adjusted and the rod moves freely in it's bushing, it doesn't take a huge amount of force to turn off the game this way. You can also adjust the weighted slam switch on the inside of the coin door just right so that a little rap with a knuckle on the door does the trick.
There are cute little on/off switches that plug into your outlet that you can plug your game into. Of course you have to reach down or maybe get under the machine to use it. I'd go with an outlet strip like the guys above said.
Quoted from currieddog:
Pretty cool, leckmeck, but even with free shipping it won't beat the power strip price.
I hope you're kidding. $29 bucks for push button on and off? I have remote on and off and it's awesome. You can buy one unit that your power strip plugs into... press one button and any games plugged in turn on instantly!
Quoted from jrpinball:
Personally, I have no problem slapping or kicking the bottom of the cabinet to shut off the game. If the switch is properly adjusted and the rod moves freely in it's bushing, it doesn't take a huge amount of force to turn off the game this way.
Some of those solid wood bottoms like the 60s Williams cabinets with the shelf can be a little hard on the hand or toe.
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