No announcement yet.

foul lights


Adsense Classic 1

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • foul lights

    Hey has anyone ever wired up the foul lights so that the machine will always go into a foul cycle with the flip of a switch? During practice all the bowlers foul intentionally to set up new racks, but get oil on shoes and everywhere else.
    I have seen One house wired that way, So I'm thinking of doing it here. I'm not an electrician but have followed wires and schematics...not sure how i need to approach the switch concept. let me know if you have ever done this I have a couple questions for ya.


  • #2
    Re: foul lights

    Maybe I am not correct but couldnt you just wire a toggle on the outside of the AMC box from the foul to ground and flip it during practice if you choose?



    • #3
      Re: foul lights

      I always thought that the machine needed the 12V signal from the foul light unit to the SS/MP Chassis for the machine to go into a foul cycle.

      When a foul occurs (up front) the relays energize and send out 12V to the appropriate pinsetter.

      Double check on your foul units with a multimeter and see what happens on the output terminal strip when the foul is registered.
      "Where are we going, and why are we in a hand basket?"



      • #4
        Re: foul lights

        yeah the foul lights send a 12v AC signal to amc box...then up to chassis. (thats what I traced anyways). I cant seem to find a 12v AC source that i can splice and use to send a signal to chassis continuously with a flip of a switch. I'm getting a headache reading schematics all day!


        • #5
          Re: foul lights

          You could catch the 1st ball light voltage.
          You could also stop the ball cycle memory from changing back to 1st ball if you have 5 board chassis.
          You could re-route the instructomat voltage(pc1-27) to the foul memory(pc1-13) and control it by the intructomat switch at the front desk. Yes, I would try that first.

          fun,fun,fun [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img]


          • #6
            Re: foul lights

            Put your computer on zero pin no tap!




            Look out with using the first ball voltage, some chassis give a little more(creative did burn all our our lightbulbs aka Lampies).
            So it goes.


            • #7
              Re: foul lights

              Quote:]Originally posted by Casey:
              I have seen One house wired that waythanks[/QUOTE]did the machines actually foul?? meaning the foul light came on, . .or the machines just continually set up full racks (always acted like on second ball?)


              • #8
                Re: foul lights

                The machines acted like they were on second ball, always setting a full rack.


                • #9
                  Re: foul lights

                  i think you may have seen a house with ultra 98 chassis, and the continuous full rack option turned on.

                  but i could be wrong.


                  • #10
                    Re: foul lights

                    What kind of bowler would not want to practice at spares?????? I thought that was the importance of bowling, I think that if I had bowlers tell me that they don't want to practice at various spares, I would tell them they were crazy... besides I think that I would have more important things to do than wiring a constant foul cycle to my machines... if they don't want to practice at pins they should shadow practice . and yes that is the Ultra 98 Chasis with this option...


                    Topic Starter RibbonScript


                    Adsense Classic 2

                    widgetinstance 666 (Related Topics) skipped due to lack of content & hide_module_if_empty option.

                    Well this is a first.

                    We all from time to time have one of those “wow I’ve never seen THAT before” moments. Well today was one of those for me when my night tech texts me to say lane 16 is out...

                    Ball return wheel guide roller removal.

                    Hey guys, i could just use a bit of advice trying to get this part out, first time I've had to do one of these. I got it to move a few turns but its come to a point where it has...

                    Even old mechanics find something new.

                    All my years working on these things I never had this happen…… until last week. ...

                    82-90XL Frontend Gearbox Parts - Rebuild Woes

                    We have 5 of the 088000365 replacement gear kits on the shelf, and I pulled two gearboxes off machines earlier this week, so I thought I'd try my hand at rebuilding them and save...

                    Prolane damage

                    Can this be repaired?

                    LED Ball Lights

                    Made an LED conversion for A2's and Frameworx masks. It can also be modded for the Harmony masks to accept 2 x 5mm led's and/or a 12v supply. Once I'm happy with the performance/design...