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Replacing Line Cords, Plugs & Wall Sockets- Vid's Guide

By vid1900

4 years ago

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    #201 4 months ago
    Quoted from slgerber:

    Wow, 4 meter power cord, seems long but ok.

    In the States, code is nowadays 2 meters between outlets, but I've been in plenty of older basements and bars where they are much farther apart than that.

    I like to be able to pull a game out from the row for service, and still have it plugged in.

    That's why high end fridges have long cords & water lines, you can pull them out from the alcove to clean behind them - without going through any acrobatics re-plugging them

    #202 4 months ago
    Quoted from vid1900:

    You can add one, but they did not come standard on Williams games until latter.

    So Vid, I am going with whatever you say. Should I add one or is it not necessary? I am going with a 5 amp fuse but will the thermistor lesson shock on startup? If it will provide some benefit, any at all, it's worth the $2.50 while I have it open to install it.

    Quoted from vid1900:

    The heavier gauge of the cord, the better made it is (better plug, better jacket).

    I got a medical grade cord. It's well made and since I have no idea where this machine will end up, I didn't want anyone to even consider an extension cord.

    Thanks in advance.


    #203 4 months ago
    Quoted from RichWolfson:

    I got a medical grade cord.

    Those are nice!

    Quoted from RichWolfson:

    Should I add one or is it not necessary?

    I don't add them, so it's hard to tell someone else they should.

    #204 4 months ago
    Quoted from vid1900:

    Those are nice!

    I don't add them, so it's hard to tell someone else they should.

    Perfect. And I appreciate the candidness.

    I can button up the machine tonight now that I don't have to try to source the thermistor.

    And for the record, I learned a LOT from this thread. Things you don't think about as I do what I can to keep the Pin•Bot humming.


    Added 127 days ago:

    After a week it's still working fine which was not unexpected. I replaced the 8 amp fuse with a 3 amp fuse and it's been great for a week. I have a Save-A-Watt attached and it never went above 2.25 amps. But I have a 4 amp fuse ready to go just in case.. ///Rich

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