(Topic ID: 204457)

Power Usage Of 90's Bally/William Pins


By CUJO

2 years ago



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    #1 2 years ago

    How much electricity does a pin like Popeye or ST:TNG use just sitting on in attract mode?
    Is it like 1400Watts, like running a hair dryer?
    My electric bill KILOWATT usage has been going up and other than the A/C, I'm at a loss
    to explain why my power usage is so much higher than my neighbors.
    I do have an older R-22 unit with like a 7.9 Seer but it works ok so far.
    I sometimes will leave 4-5 pins on for an hour not being played.
    My stove, water heater & furnace are all gas.
    Dryer is electric but only do 2 loads a week.

    #2 2 years ago

    There are several threads where people have one of those watt meters and the draw is not that much. For a rough idea turn machines off and go look at the meter spinning and then go turn them on and look again? I'm sure someone who knows will chime in.

    #3 2 years ago

    I seem to recall measuring about 300W with incandescent bulbs and 150W with LED's in a couple of my games using one of those Kilowatt meters.

    #4 2 years ago

    with LED's its much reduced,

    but if there is one of you and 5 machines - why do you need them all on at the same time?

    Neil.

    #5 2 years ago
    Quoted from NeilMcRae:

    with LED's its much reduced,
    but if there is one of you and 5 machines - why do you need them all on at the same time?
    Neil.

    Party lighting. That's what we do anyway.

    #6 2 years ago
    Quoted from NeilMcRae:

    with LED's its much reduced,
    but if there is one of you and 5 machines - why do you need them all on at the same time?
    Neil.

    Travish said it all. To impress! Also as we jump from pin to pin we typically leave them on till we are done playing all of them.

    I just put RED/PURPLE/GREEN/YELLOW/BLUE LED's to replace the RED Condom #555's on the (5) Left Kicker Ramp on my Popeye to make it more
    Christmas-y!

    Surprised there hasn't been A Christmas Story pinball yet...

    #7 2 years ago

    Just remember... No more than 1800W into a power strip that goes into a single plug.

    #8 2 years ago

    ok so I have smart plugs on my pins, had Monster Bash running on attract mode for 2hours 15 minutes and its used .21KWh. I have all LED's and colordmd on it.

    Cheers,
    Neil.

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