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Should I swap fuses

By shakeit

9 months ago

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#1 9 months ago

Should I swap fuses.
Hello I have a space station pinball which has worked fine for 2 years. I have been checking the fuses and found that some of the installed fuses are the incorrect ones. Should I swap the fuses to correct ones. The pinball will occasionally blow a 2A 3AG SB fuse which I replace and the pinball will work fine for a few months then blow the fuse again and I replace and it works OK again. I think the issue with the fuse blowing is due to a switch on the pop bumper so I have plans to re-build the pop bumper to see of the fuse blowing issue disappears. Can anyone advise on whether I should change the fuses to the correct ones?

#2 9 months ago

Yes, definitely change to correct fuses.

Check for correct adjustment on the pop bumper switch and the coil diode.

#3 9 months ago

Look in your manual and install the correct fuses. Overfusing a table puts additional load where it doesn’t belong when there is a problem and can cause a fire.

This chart is from the manual at IPDB.

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#4 9 months ago

By the way, you can install a fuse with a higher voltage rating, but do NOT use a higher amperage rating.

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