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What the what?!!


By aahgo

8 months ago



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#1 8 months ago

Anyone know what these are? Found in a Bally Bongo.

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#2 8 months ago

Ha ha, they look like fuses made out of capacitors. Crazy. Get rid of them...... In My opinion. Add to the list of 1001 dumb things people have done to pinball machines. Thanks for sharing.

#3 8 months ago

or maybe a diode?

#4 8 months ago

I'm not sure if that's what they are, but I'm pretty sure I know the result. These two wires had almost all of the cloth insulation burned off. They were lucky they didn't burn their house down.

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#5 8 months ago

They are thermal fuses. Blow when temperature reached. Used in electric heaters or electric griddles.

#6 8 months ago
Quoted from BigWilly_Arcade:

They are thermal fuses. Blow when temperature reached. Used in electric heaters or electric griddles.

I read that as electric girdles. Which certainly would need fuses.

#7 8 months ago
Quoted from BigWilly_Arcade:

Blow when temperature reached

Those wires must have been red hot, maybe the thermal fuses actually saved the games after all.

#8 8 months ago
Quoted from RCA1:

I read that as electric girdles. Which certainly would need fuses.

Haha, must be the eyes, I did the same thing!!

#9 8 months ago

Wondering why they used these instead of fuses in the first place. Did you get this to work after replacing the fuses?

#10 8 months ago
Quoted from edednedy:

Wondering why they used these instead of fuses in the first place.

The answer 99% of the time as to why, is "they were idiots". (only half kidding)

Likely, they work in some industry/trade where what they used were commonplace there, so they figured let's use them here in some completely unrelated use.

#11 8 months ago
Quoted from edednedy:

Wondering why they used these instead of fuses in the first place. Did you get this to work after replacing the fuses?

Must have been out of bolts...

#12 8 months ago
Quoted from edednedy:

Did you get this to work after replacing the fuses?

Not yet, still trying to track down what caused the short in the first place. I just ordered a schematic. Difficult to trouble shoot without it.

Quoted from EMsInKC:

Must have been out of bolts...

or .22 shells

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