Hello, so I’ve been trying to understand these for a while and I feel like an idiot at this point.
Full disclosure but I feel like it should fit in well. I am working with an old Dixie-Narco 240M/138-6 Pepsi Machine, as well as a Rowe change machine.
I don’t understand how you figure out how to update these or which ones you update. I don’t understand any of it.
I have a USA15 and I found a few posts on the forum about them being used in pinball machines. Now the USA15 I have is pretty old, how on earth do I make sure it will accept modern bills?
In my Rowe machine I have an MEI Bill Validator and it was hooked up to a BC-25 board. All I want is for the machine to take new 1’s and 5’s.
For my USA15 in the soda machine, it doesn’t take the money at all. It buzzes but cannot pull the bill in. Probably something broke inside or the belts are bad. Who knows. I was told it’s cheaper to buy a new one.
The main thing is, if I want to get my arcade off the ground here and make some money, the change machine and soda machine have to work, but I am just clueless about these damn DBVs. Can someone give me the beginners course?
I’ve seen tons of posts on KLOV and other coin-op forums, but I don’t want to post there. Besides I figured that we use DBVs in pinball machines too, so this could help others who are probably confused as well.
Any wisdom is greatly appreciated!