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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 1:36 am 
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howdy folks... just wondering about a 'common/ground' thingo

do all the common/ground need to be in serial or do they need to end up at GND on the ipac. I notice there are two GND on the ipac, do they all need to go to one, or can half go to one and the other half go to the other one... if that makes any sense at all... i need to mount the credit and player buttons away from the rest of the buttons, so need to know if they all need to be in one serial circuit or not.

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 Post subject: Re: wiring query
PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:41 am 
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As long as everything is grounded it doesn't matter how you do it. For my upright I have one of the grounds going to P1 and the other to P2.

For you one ground to the coin mechs & player buttons and the other to everything else would be fine.

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 Post subject: Re: wiring query
PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:51 am 
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Common/ground can be connected any way you wish...as long as they are joined up together at some point.

You may see a lot of people connecting them in series 'aka daisychaining' and the reason for this is simply, it saves wire and makes it look neater. Instead of having a ground wire coming off each microswitch and back to one point in this case the ipac (so roughly 10 wires per player) they just go from switch to switch and then join up together at the end.

Connecting to the 'left' or the 'right' part of the ipac makes no difference as the ipac connects those 2 together for you anyway.


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 Post subject: Re: wiring query
PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 11:00 am 
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thanks champs!

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 Post subject: Re: wiring query
PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 6:29 pm 
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Depending on how much grounding is done, you could ground the chassis much like it's done in cars. If only the cab was metal though. Nevertheless, you can extend a terminal block or plate from the ground terminal to allow more grounding wires if required and lessen the bunching of wires into the actual ipac.

As mentioned, daisy chaining is probably the most effective way for all your cab needs though. Much less wiring needed, making it alot neater in the process.

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