Easy CoinUp - The Easiest, Most Intuitive Solution for Arcade & Pinball Coin-Operated Machines!
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It Just Makes Sense!
Oh, you've seen them before... A switch dangling on a wire hanging out of a coin door slot. As arcade and pinball enthusiasts, we know what it's for. You push it, and it adds a credit, as though you've just inserted a coin. Or maybe someone's drilled a permanent hole into the coin door or cabinet itself to credit it up... Well, most people don't understand this. They just want to play.
And many games have a Free Play option, and that's great. But sometimes the game's Free Play mode sucks.
As in, all it does is just sit there, stating "Press 1 or 2 player." No attract mode, no game noises, nothing to draw a person in. Passers-by have no idea what the game looks like, or how it plays.
Easy CoinUp is the perfect solution for situations like this! Easy CoinUp eliminates the confusion of a nondescript switch. It's a pushbutton switch that's also visually a quarter. It's obvious what it does! It adds a quarter to the game! And it's very simple to install, with no permanent damage to the game, save the fact that some adhesive will be added to the metal coin door.
Installation Instructions (Quick N' Easy Version)
Peel off backing liner & apply the E.C.U. in whichever location you desire. Wrap the "tail" around the coin door, pressing down as you go to make the adhesive stick. (BTW, this is super-industrial 3M 300LSE grade adhesive - be careful, once it's stuck, it's stuck!)
Then peel backing liner off and apply the "Quarter" overlay onto the front of the switch. Then solder* 2 wires from the soldering points of the tail to the machine's coin switch. The E.C.U. is a simple membrane SPST switch. Your machine needs to only be seeking a single circuit to close for it to function properly. (Most arcade and pinball machines are wired this way.)
After soldering it all up, wrap a piece of electrical tape around the connection to the pins of the E.C.U. so that they do not touch any grounded metal surfaces, or another circuit.
Tips N' Tricks
* This should be done by a person that is quite familiar with electronics. If you do not feel comfortable soldering, or wiring this to your coin door, you should hold off until you find help.