(Topic ID: 57867)

Xenon Flipper Coil Overheats

By crashnt20

6 years ago

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#1 6 years ago

Hi, the coil on my left flipper over heats to the point that it actually melts the plastic sleeve inside the coil. I replaced the coil with a brand new one and it still melted. Could I have it wired backwards or something. Or is it something else. Thanks everyone.

#3 6 years ago

I installed a brand new EOS switch. It's a brand new flipper build kit. Is there a way to make sure that the wires are installed properly.

#6 6 years ago
Quoted from jitneystand1:

Sorry if I am dumbing it down too much, but when I first started repair I wished people would talk to me like I was a child (because I didn't understand what they were talking about). The flipper needs high power to perform a flip. To HOLD the flipper in the upright position requires much less power, so there is an end-of-stroke leaf switch that shuts down the high power. If this switch is not being activated or is not gapped quite enough then the high power stays on the whole time each and every flip and your coil gets super hot.
Again, sorry if I am stating the obvious here. But vid1900 is almost certainly on the right track. If the coil was wired backwards I'm pretty sure that would short components out on the board...

I like it dumbed down. I did not know that but now it makes sense why there is a different test for hold on my other machines

#8 6 years ago

Here is a picture of what my switch looks like. Tell me what you think

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#10 6 years ago

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha really. That is awful!!! I'm an idiot. Thank you so much for your help. I will swap it around. Thanks.

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