(Topic ID: 233603)

General Illumination Only

By sped372

11 days ago

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    #1 11 days ago

    Has anyone ever considered having either a second switch, or a three-way switch, so that it would be possible to energize the general illumination circuit separately from the entire game? It's nice having the "ambiance" of the lights on but I wonder about leaving the always-on relays energized for no good reason. I can hear them buzzing faintly and I just know I'm burning life. Seems like it wouldn't be too hard to rig something up that wouldn't even have to be an irreversible change.

    #2 11 days ago

    There's 6V and 24V coming out of the transformer. Lights are on 6V and everything else on 24V. Put a switch on the 24V and the lights on 6V should still mostly work (a few lights depend on relay switches on the 24V side).

    #3 11 days ago

    Yes, that's what I mean... just wondering if anyone has ever done anything like this or if it's just a waste of time (let those relays hum).

    #4 11 days ago

    I'd let them hum. Sometimes you can stop that by cleaning/adjusting/rebuilding the humming relay.

    #5 11 days ago

    I've just jumpered the contact that cuts the GI closed on a few of mine

    #6 10 days ago

    Are you me? I have been thinking about this as well. Sort of a display/nightlight mode.

    #7 10 days ago

    I don't think so?

    Quoted from lint:

    Sort of a display/nightlight mode.


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