(Topic ID: 316639)

Splitter for CN11 on cabinet board...?

By Meegis

68 days ago



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    #1 68 days ago

    Let me preface this post with my knowledge level of electrical being super not good.

    Ok, here goes.

    For all the stern games in my lineup, I add lit speaker buttons and lit flipper buttons etc. The flipper buttons use the cn11 connection on the board in the front left side of the cabinet. The lit speakers usually use a power connection in the backbox, so I have not run into any issues....... until now.

    I recently acquired a Beatles and the original owner had already added undercab lighting. I already had a set of lit flipper buttons waiting and ready to go, but to my surprise, the undercab lighting uses that same cn11 connection.

    I have looked online for splitters, but have not found anything proper.

    I am stuck now with a choice of flipper buttons OR undercab lighting.

    I found one thread with a response saying to use c9 and offset the connector, but it looks janky and I dont feel super comfortable with having it half on a connector and half not.

    Can anyone point me in the direction of a splitter available, or any other solutions more suitable to oem connection?

    Really appreciate the feedback.

    If anyone needs pictures of anything, please ask, I will happily oblige if it helps me solve this.

    #2 68 days ago

    Undercab lighting is a LOT of LEDs, so the biggest concern would be that you're not pulling more than 2A from CN11 if you add another thing (the flipper lights). I'd move the undercab lights to the CN6 12v connector on the power distribution board in the backbox, and use CN11 just for the flipper lights.

    #3 68 days ago
    Quoted from PinMonk:

    Undercab lighting is a LOT of LEDs, so the biggest concern would be that you're not pulling more than 2A from CN11 if you add another thing (the flipper lights). I'd move the undercab lights to the CN6 12v connector on the power distribution board in the backbox, and use CN11 just for the flipper lights.

    Will take a look there, but if I remember, isn't it a different connector there?

    #5 68 days ago
    Quoted from Meegis:

    Will take a look there, but if I remember, isn't it a different connector there?

    Yeah, it's a different type connector. You need to put a different end on it, but you can get one of the pressure fit ones, so you just push the wires on and it cuts into the wire's insulation to attach the connector. You could get just the connector from Mouser or Digikey, or buy Pinball life's adapter and pull off the connector to use.

    #6 68 days ago

    This is a different type of connector, but great to know it's available.

    #7 68 days ago
    Quoted from Meegis:

    This is a different type of connector, but great to know it's available.

    But the other end of it (the one that attaches to the power distribution board) is the type you need, then you can just press on the two wires for what you want to connect onto it.

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