(Topic ID: 209247)

Recommended Coils Question

By timab2000

2 years ago

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  • Latest reply 2 years ago by SUPERBEE
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    #1 2 years ago

    Hey....I am wondering if there are any risks of using coils that are not the same as the ones listed on the manual for the game.

    The reason I ask is, I see different coil numbers on my games than what the manual calls for, and am assuming that maybe the correct replacement was not available, so they used something else that was close???

    I have no idea what the numbering system for coils means or if it is just a part number. I kind of like to have things the way the manufacturer had it when it came off the line, so I am changing out the odd ones, just to be safe. But does it matter??

    Any thought on this, or what the numbering on coils mean would be appreciated. Thanks

    #3 2 years ago

    http://www.pbresource.com/coils.html if ones arent available, they list alternates sometimes

    #4 2 years ago
    Quoted from timab2000:

    I have no idea what the numbering system for coils means or if it is just a part number.

    For coils with the 2 numbers with a dash betwixt them, they refer to the gauge of the wire, and how many times it is wound around.
    23-800 = 23 gauge wire wrapped 800 times around.

    #5 2 years ago

    Ok thanks for all the links. I'll have to check them out.


    #6 2 years ago

    Sometimes the stock coil is too strong or weak for a location so I put in a new coil. Too strong and plastics break. Too weak and game plays slow or shots can’t be made.
    Upper flipper on meteor is an example of a coil that does not need to be powerful at all. Another is Batman forever had a flipper coil too weak to make the ramp once the coil warmed up. But often, it was just what the op had on hand imo.

    #7 2 years ago

    Keep in mind that there are also different types of coils in different pins. Parallel and series coils. Dont want to mix them up.

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