(Topic ID: 288281)

Moving with my US Terminator 2 to Germany

By Ttmaster

8 months ago



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#1 8 months ago

Hi - I am new to the forum and are looking for guidance what I have to do to operate my Terminator 2 pinball machine that is US spec in Germany.

Initially I thought a step down transformer from 230 to 110 V would do it but there is the potential frequency issue 60 vs 50 Hz. Does a US spec Terminator 2 would work on 110V and 50 hz that I would get from a stepdown transformer? If not what is the recommended way to operate it?

Thanks for your help in advance.

#2 8 months ago

Your transformer accepts 230v input. You will need to move two wires or possibly use a different jumper. The European plug is different, probably easiest just to change the cord.

Post a photo of the transformer and someone can tell you what wires to connect to what lug or visit this thread and ask: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/replacing-line-cords-plugs-wall-sockets-vids-guide

#3 8 months ago

No idea what used pin prices or availability look like in Germany but would it cost less to just sell it in US dollars and just buy a EU game there?

#4 8 months ago

You don’t need a stepdown.

Just change the varistor to a 220v one, and change the wiring loops at the transformer. (Shown in the manual)

And buy a new line cord to plug in the back.

A 30 minute job.

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