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  • Running separate grounds

    After my post in stop of the month, a thought just hit me (ouch) ...

    It wouldn't seem to be a whole lot of trouble to run an 8 conductor cable to the back for each bank of machines, to provide each machine with a separate ground for it's manager's line, and eliminate the infamous "bank 8" shorts, as well as stray voltages like I had screwing up my scorer on 15/16.

    Anyone tried or done this already, and what were the results?? All thoughts appreciated:

    Kevin

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    Re: Running separate grounds

    That's sort of how our machines are connected.

    We have an 80 conductor cable (20 lanes) running from the front counter to the back. Each machine has 4 wires running to it (only uses 3) for managers switch and counter. I've never had bank 8's here, and from what I've heard I wouldn't want them. The wires are 16 ga I think. The wires are color coded to make connecting easier. If you wanted, I suppose you could use the 4th wire for a separate common for the frame counter and the switch, but I've had no need to.

    Hope this is what you're talking about..

    Adam D.
    <span style="font-style: italic">Sometimes it is best to use good advice from many individuals to achieve the ultimate result.</span>

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