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    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.

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          • #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...


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