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     Gunner 
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    Thinking about finally adding some of this to my cabinet. I get migraines so the flashing lights never appealed to me but I’m thinking the solenoid feedback would add to the experience.

    I’ve read a bunch this am and I think what I need is 8 solenoids and something to activate/power them? The option I’m currently considering is the sainsmart 8-channel relay module and a 12v power supply or ATX power supply. And I think the Ford starter solenoids I’ve seen mentioned in a few threads. Looks to be the ones that Zeb includes with his kits?

    The other option as I see it would be a PacLed64 paired with Zeb’s PacLed64 Breakout Board. I’m not sure how this differs but I’m guessing it adds a lot more output for things I currently don’t want – lights/toys etc?

    My other question is are all the VPX tables programmed to run this DOF stuff already or is that something I need to do?

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

     

    • This topic was modified 2 months, 2 weeks ago by  Gunner.
    #78858
     Thalamus 
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    Not all vpx tables have DOF. But, those that don’t – often gets updated to support it. Just have a look at a typical JP release of bunch of Taito’ he has made. He releases. Then he does a fix or two to the table and then the Dutchman Belgian Arngrim comes along and asks if he could add some code :) There are a lot of tables from VP9 that already had DOf and the authors makes sure that these still support DOF as VPX. But, still – there might be a update or two. It’s VP, constantly improving – sometime it is DOf, sometime it is gameplay and sometime graphics improvements.

    VP itself is constantly getting improvements. Some tables gets left behind. But, if you want to – you can improved them yourself with the new stuff. Or, hope that the authors do it for you. It is for me – kind of a never ending project that I love to play with.

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 2 weeks ago by  Thalamus.
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    #78884
     Gunner 
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    Ok thanks that’s good to know.

    #78888
     Slydog43 
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    nice explaination

    #78917
     Jesperpark 
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    Arngrim has said 10 solenoids is the optimum setup, however you can use a 8 solenoid/contactor setup as well

    I can speak to the Zeb’s stuff, which i bought as I wanted something easy and straight forward.  Also I really like his plunger so figured why not.  It was fairly straight forward to install and after a few mistakes on my part, has been working good for the last 3 years.

    I like the solenoids over contactors as they have a faster response time, especially when it comes to flippers.  I was finding a second fast flip would be missed by a contactor, where the solenoids will pick up both.  The down side is you will get a clunk from the solenoid on the flip up and flip down, but I learned to ignore that quite quickly.

    As for the boards and which to buy or is best, I am not the best to ask.  But you are correct in saying Zebs stuff allows you to expand to all the bells and whistles.  Which is fine in the beginning, but personally I am removing them more and more as well.

    There are a few write ups around on the setups and different boards, power supplies etc. I think GTXJoe did one on vpforums but I can’t find it right now

    #78925
     Gunner 
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    Thanks I ordered the 8-channel sainsmart module off Amazon and I’m going to try powering everything with an ATX power supply. I have so many laying around.

    Just need the solenoids now. I’m thinking of heading over to Parts Source and seeing if they have those Ford starter ones in stock.

    Did you use those or something different?

    #78926
     Jesperpark 
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    I ordered mine from rockauto.com, can’t remember the model but they were maybe 4.00 each??  Way cheaper than local

     

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    #78927
     Gunner 
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    Thanks I’ll check that out. Never heard of them before.

     

    #78934
     Gunner 
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    Not so easy searching for something there but I came up with these for $12.84 each. They look what people have been using?

    https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=1005854&jsn=436

    #78962
     Zeb 
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    https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=4587918&jsn=548

    I know so little about everything that I could tell you all there is to know about nothing

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    #78974
     Gunner 
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    Perfect, thanks Zeb!

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