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This is the WPC Power Fix Daughterboard I invented to help correct resets in WPC era pinball machines.
The 2018 edition of the Classic offers the same, simple functionality as the original design with the regulator updated for efficiency. This circuit creates a unique 5 volt power source for the MPU board. Resets happen on WPC pinball machines because the Driver Board's 5 volt power supply is minimally sized for the many functions it needs to drive and MPU Boards have a watchdog circuit that shuts down the board if the voltage on the 5 volt line drops below a cutoff voltage (around 4.7 volts). The WPC Power Fix eliminates watchdog resets by moving the MPU load off the 5 volt line to the 12 volt line. This reliably satisfies the watchdog circuit and therefore the MPU board is not reset.
The Pro daughterboard implements the same reset-preventing solution as the classic daughterboard but also includes additional circuitry to monitor your Power Driver Board. The 2018 edition monitors the driver board's 5v and 12v supplies, includes the additional monitoring introduced in the 2017 version, plus includes a button to release the latched indications! Simply inspect the LEDs to quickly determine PDB power supply functionality.
This is the Classic version of the daughterboard that needs final assembly. The kit includes the core daughterboard PCB with all surface mount components installed, the male header and the female header, and the keying peg for the female header. Kit assembly is straightforward with basic soldering skills. Simply solder the female header to the board such that the copyright in the silkscreen is still visible, solder the male header on the opposite surface of the PCB, key the female header by inserting the provided peg into the second connector hole (near the 'A' in KAHR.US Circuits) and trimming off the excess, and finally key the male connector by cutting off the second pin in the male header. The Kit PCB is red in color to differentiate customer-assembled daughterboards from KAHR.US Circuits assembled daughterboards.
The WPC MPU Power Fix circuit board is plug compatible with WPC, WPC-S and WPC95 MPU Boards. Simply unplug the 7-pin power connector from your MPU. Plug this connector into the WPC MPU Power Fix circuit and then plug the Power Fix circuit into the MPU board.
Other parts of your pinball machine still use the original 5 volt power supply so best maintenance practices such as replacing failed capacitors, burnt connector pins, and non-functioning rectifier diodes still must be performed. At long last, however, you no longer have to worry about every hundredth of a volt when conducting these repairs.
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