(Topic ID: 231504)

Installing a Weaker Flipper Coil

By oldschoolbob

1 year ago

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  • Meteor Stern Electronics, 1979

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#1 1 year ago

My Stern Meteor has an upper flipper. It has a 4500 turn coil. Stern found this coil was breaking drop targets so they added a 1 ohm resistor to cut the power. I'd like to eliminate the resistor and install a weaker coil because the existing setup seems to pull a lot of current.

I seem to recall I can use a 5050 turn coil. Does that sound about right?



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#4 1 year ago

That's the rustiest plunger I could find. I guess I could let it set outside all winter but I'd like to get it fixed before spring. Seriously, the photo was taken before the rebuild - New plunger, new EOS, new coil sleeve, new spring, etc. The photo was to show the resistor.

Something is causing this game to reset (usually when using the right flipper). I was thinking something was causing a current drain and making it reset. I've replaced the lower coil and the diodes.

If the 5050 coil isn't weak enough, what would you suggest?



#7 1 year ago

Thanks guys. I'll try opening the gap. If that don't fix it I'll look for a 26-600.



#10 1 year ago

I just replaced the right flipper diodes. The connectors were all replaced about a year ago. It had a Rottendog driver board (that would reset also). I am now using a Bally driver board with rebuilt 5 volt section.

The problem is it don't reset all the time - twice in the last month. Hopefully the new flipper diodes fix the problem. If they don't I'm out of ideas.



#12 1 year ago

I replaced the coil (with diodes) on the lower flipper . I replaced just the diodes on the upper flipper.

I adjusted the EOS switch on the upper flipper. The flipper barely moves when the switch opens now. But the upper flipper is almost useless now. I got to readjust my readjust.

And people wonder why I hate flippers.


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