(Topic ID: 254998)

EM - Manual ball lift gate coil protection

By slghokie

4 years ago



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#1 4 years ago

I have a Zig Zag EM with manual ball lift. So the gate opens to release the balls but will not close until a ball is lifted, shot, and scores on the playfield. Are there any easy ways to protect the coil for the gate if it were on location and someone started a game and walked away? Can you fuse it or resettable fuse it so you can stop it from doing damage?

#2 4 years ago

That type of coil which can potentially be left 'on' in normal operation like this is very heavy duty. The wrapping is usually burnt off because they can get very hot but I don't worry about them. Have yet to run across a game where a coil like that was burned out.

#3 4 years ago

Would like to fix this on my straight shooter as well...

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