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#1 WibbleWobble

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Posted 04 August 2018 - 10:40 pm

Hi folks,

Does anybody know if there is a way to get the Money Control compact hopper to work with an IPac and Pac-Drive?

I've read all the info i cam find and it would appear to suggest that the system is looking for a hopper where the common or -ve is switched to activate coin ejection.

On the compact hopper it is the +ve which is switched to activate the motor.

Thanks in advance.

Pete

#2 Wizard

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 10:16 am

Hi Pete,

 

You can't drive it directly but it's pretty easy to knock up a driver using a PNP transistor like the one below:

 

Attached File  pnpswitch.jpg   88.81KB   1 downloads

 

Do a google search on PNP transistor switch or PNP high side driver. I would suggest something like a TIP 127 as the transistor and don't forget to add a diode across the load to prevent back emf


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#3 WibbleWobble

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 03:10 pm

Hi Wizard,

 

Many thanks for your reply, that is great, I will try building that circuit and see how I get on.

 

I have ordered one of these:

 

https://www.ebay.co....p-/111646566564

 

So will see if that works.

 

Looking forward to more parts arriving.

 

Pete



#4 Wizard

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 03:18 pm

Yes that should work fine also.


Edited by Wizard, 05 August 2018 - 03:19 pm.

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#5 eric

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Posted 02 September 2018 - 04:22 pm

Hi Pete,

your choice is good

Eric



#6 WibbleWobble

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Posted 17 September 2018 - 07:26 pm

Hi Folks,

 

Finally got some time to have a bit more of a go with the items that I have ordered and I have a strange issue.

 

I am testing things using the Hulk £25 DX on Scorpion 5 tech as a test bench. I can get the hopper to be recognised and it will pay out, however on multiplier 1 the relay just click and the motor runs for a fraction and then stops. on multiplier 2 I get 3 coins for every 2 that should be paid out. Anybody any idea what I might be doing wrong?

 

Pete



#7 WibbleWobble

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 03:30 pm

I suspect that I have rectified the issue with the hopper, as a good clean of the Optical sensor seems to have got this machine working, however MPU5 technology machines will activate the hopper but they do not seem to coin count and I am getting sporadic over payments.

 

Is there a setting anybody has seen that controls this count?

 

Pete



#8 eric

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 01:01 pm

Hi Wizard,

On the pac drive interface in the outputs when I select the multiplier at 5 on the hopper one and for the hopper two the multiplier at 1. only the multiplier 5 is taken into account for both hoppers is it possible to run the two tremors with two different multipliers ?

Eric



#9 eric

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 01:03 pm

Hi Wizard,

On the pac drive interface in the outputs, when I select the multiplier at 5 on the hopper one and for the hopper two the multiplier at 1, only the multiplier 5 is taken into account for both hoppers.

 Is it possible to run the two hoppers with two different multipliers ?

Eric






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