(Topic ID: 213896)

Foreign Coins slots and Collectability

By Grayman_EM

3 years ago



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  • Latest reply 3 years ago by ForceFlow
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#1 3 years ago

Wanted to get your advice about buying a EM with a foreign coin slot for what looks like a 5 FR on it. I am sure it's French but how do you like owning out of US pins? Can it be switched out to US coins? Is there a difference with repairs? Just some thoughts on this..thanks

#2 3 years ago

It doesn't really matter when it's on free play.

Although, generally I prefer US coin doors just because that's what looks "right" to me.

Depending on the style of coin door, sometimes you need to swap out the whole door, sometimes just the coin plates/slots.

US and foreign games are typically identical for the most part, other than how they're configured for the different voltage and coinage.

#3 3 years ago

I like the foreign just fine but don't care at all.

#4 3 years ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

US and foreign games are typically identical for the most part, other than how they're configured for the different voltage and coinage.

Little confused.

So I might have to rewire the whole EM pin for voltage difference? Foreign coinage isn't a problem if they have that coinage included in the pin. Thanks

#5 3 years ago

What game is it? My Little Chief is an export game. Has Franc coin inserts and marked Belgium on inside the bottom of the cabinet. It came with a quarter mech in it though and I'd be surprised if it actually spent time overseas. It has a 50hz motor and transformer. It plays just fine but runs a little faster than the 60hz counterpart. I thought about swapping the motor but decided I like the quicker cadence and bonus countdown.

Now if your prospective game is wired for 220v that is something that needs to be addressed.

#6 3 years ago

It's on the thread pictures. Big Valley

I was interested in another pin and I thought I had the seller holding it, but he stopped taking my calls. That was one I think out of England as it had a P amount along with what looked like two foreign coins in the picture. (couldn't make the coins out to far away) That one was on 220 I was told. On Beam

#7 3 years ago
Quoted from Grayman_EM:

So I might have to rewire the whole EM pin for voltage difference?

No, just the transformer. There are several lugs on the transformer for incoming voltage, and you may need to move the two wires for incoming voltage to the lugs that match what the incoming wall voltage actually is.

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