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Surf club fuse holder best replacement

By Gamblinman

10 months ago



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#1 10 months ago

Hello,
New to the EM pinball bingo restoration game! I was cleaning and troubleshooting my 1954 Surf Club bingo and snapped the fuse holder prong on the 50 volt fuse and need to replace it....Any recommendations on the specific part to buy and where? I would like to use a holder that is solderless because of the location of the current holder will make soldering a real pain. Any suggestions on an updated fuse holder and source?
I have lots of questions but until I get this resolved I cannot trouble shoot other functions.
Thanks, Gamblinman

#2 10 months ago

I do one of:

1] replace the clips individually - which requires finding the rivet-on clips and then the best thing is unplug/remove the transformer and fuse block so you can replace the clips out of the game since you have to drill out the old ones.

2]use something like littlefuse omni-bloks.

omni-bloks are ganged fuse blocks that you snap to length like these:
https://www.greatplainselectronics.com/proddetail.asp?prod=354805GY

if you just want to replace one fuse position, snap one off. Littlefuse makes them in length 1-12 (replace the 05 in the above part number with whatever length you want, but finding certain lengths can be harder, so if replacing the entire fuse block just get one that is too long and snap off the extras.

many pinball parts suppliers have snap-to-length blocks from various manufacturers.

both the above are solder solutions. On games like surf club, it's easier to unscrew the fuse block from the head so you can access the back lugs with the soldering iron. There's a couple screws behind the fuses.

I wouldn't use screw terminal fuse holders or crimp on spade connectors ... if you can get in there to use either of those, soldering should be just as easy.

oh, and test all your existing clips. If you can bend a clip leg away from the fuse easily, it needs replacing. You may find many of the clips are weak or cracked, and it's simplest to replace the whole thing.

#3 10 months ago

Thanks for the reply! Ordered an omni block

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