(Topic ID: 115940)

pinball wire gauge and molex crimps


5 years ago

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#1 5 years ago

Can anyone tell me the wire gauge for the backglass GI lighting wire in my space shuttle ? I need to replace the molex connector and need to get the correct crimps . I assume the crimps are .156? I figure the wire is either 18 or 22 awg ?

#2 5 years ago

Pretty sure .156 is what you want.

#3 5 years ago

Both my Williams 7 and 11 series use 22 and 18 awg along with the Molex KK396 (0.156") or Molex 0.093" pin and socket connectors, I'd say it is safe to assume even their System 9's used the same.

#4 5 years ago

Yes, all the way from Sys3 - Sys11 I don't think there's a single 0.100 header in any game, all 0.156 (except for ribbon cables, but we won't count those.)

#5 5 years ago

Thanks guys !

#6 5 years ago

Another quick question, im thinking of adding a single led underneath the aprons of my f14 and space shuttle. Both machines are fully led. Can i just connect directly to any of the other GI sockets or is there more to it than that ? Also, i only have 16 awg wire at the moment, would that be ok to use or should i stick with 18 awg.

#7 5 years ago

My vote is for it would be fine since 16awg is a bigger size than the 18 or 22awg.
I added more led's to my Black Knight's GI circuit, worked out fine. I went a little more OCD and bought the same color and gauge.

#8 5 years ago
Quoted from Pepse25:

I added more led's to my Black Knight's GI circuit, worked out fine.

So you just wired directly to another GI socket correct ? Any diode needed ?

#9 5 years ago

No diodes needed for GI hook ups.

#10 5 years ago

Great, thanks.

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