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    Posted: 31 Aug 2019 at 10:32am
there's some previous threads on this Coin calibrator but I searched and searched and can't find them

I have a Stuart Smith Electronics coin mech calibrator, originally bought brand new by my dad back in the day

not used it for years but I now have a few Mars mechs to calibrate, after a couple of storage unit/workshop moves I seem to have lost the lead which goes from the emulator to the middle of the coin mech, also lost any new chips that I had for it, 

from memory I know that you can reuse an old chip by bending out one of the last legs and turning it around, 

I have the manual and some notes done by my father but I'm struggling to find the missing lead

does anyone have one of these? I think I remember Alpha mentioning he has one? anyone else?

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Edited by jengineer - 31 Aug 2019 at 10:32am
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anyone?

I need this lead below










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ooooooooooooooh that could do it
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you should be able to make one ………… ( if you had bought my entire workshop for £10K  you would have had one now.!!! )

 I am sure you have noticed in my workshop I have one of these ( in fact 2 but only one lead) as we did thousands for small 10p ………….. I still have hundreds of chips new and used as pin 15 can be bent away or clipped off and use the second channel ( but only once) I just need a reader really to see which are still new and which are used but some of the tubes the chips are all same type same way round so assume never been out of the tubes...……. I just need reminding 'how to use it' now I do calibrate our sentinels 30/35 but not 220b as I also have a calibrator for those...  the only thing I use the ss mars unit for is to test if a mech accepts and credits ok as it links and indicates on the lights. 

I did not do the conversions myself as we had a guy with us who took on the task and worked late each night to do all the north wales arcades around us... couldn't move for stacks of mechs sometimes.
Now due to the lesser numbers and varied types of mechs its just as easy have maggi do them. tho my mate at Knightlys funfair does them also but only when he has his rig set up

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the one @funhouse is NOT the  one that is socket to socket by look of it you need the one from socket to dil Ic chip size idc pin end  ……….. that one I think is too narrow to plug in the mech 

BUT !  on the plus side I MIGHT JUST HAVE a spare IDC chip size pin plug if you buy the ribbon cable just change the end plug ??? ……………………….. 




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yea just been looking at the male plug and it's not the same size, 

I'm just searching on ebay now

no immediate rush, I had Maggi do some mech's for me last week, they should be able to reprogram the old mars too
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Originally posted by jengineer jengineer wrote:

there's some previous threads on this Coin calibrator but I searched and searched and can't find them

I have a Stuart Smith Electronics coin mech calibrator, originally bought brand new by my dad back in the day

not used it for years but I now have a few Mars mechs to calibrate, after a couple of storage unit/workshop moves I seem to have lost the lead which goes from the emulator to the middle of the coin mech, also lost any new chips that I had for it, 

from memory I know that you can reuse an old chip by bending out one of the last legs and turning it around, 

I have the manual and some notes done by my father but I'm struggling to find the missing lead

does anyone have one of these? I think I remember Alpha mentioning he has one? anyone else?

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You couldn't scan and upload those documents by any chance it may help me with a small project I'm working on.

Anything to do with coin mech programmers would be handy

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yes I'll take pictures of the manual etc and post them on this thread, then anyone searching for this calibrator will come across it
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Originally posted by jengineer jengineer wrote:

yes I'll take pictures of the manual etc and post them on this thread, then anyone searching for this calibrator will come across it


thanks for that Cool
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