DANGER ELECTRICAL SHOCK
Pinball machines have high voltages which can cause DANGER TO LIFE AND LIMB. TURN POWER OFF and UNPLUG PINBALL MACHINE prior to installation. Pinball machines are high voltage and can cause electrical shock.
SAFETY GLASSES are also recommended while working with or installing pinball parts.
Please follow these safety instructions as well as all installation instructions. Failure to follow these instructions may result in damage to the pinball machine, accessory or other parts. Please see our Disclaimer for associated risks and responsibilities (Section 13 in our Terms of Service) prior to installation.
Images included in these instructions are of an installed prototype and may vary from your product slightly.
If you have questions or concerns regarding the proper installation of this part, please contact us for assistance.
When removing screws from the playfield, reinstall by first turning them counter-clockwise to match the original groove in order to respect the integrity of the playfield wood.
NOTE: WE RECOMMEND ATTACHING THE POWER SOURCE AND TESTING THE LED CHANNELS PRIOR TO ATTACHMENT TO YOUR GAME.
Here is an overview of how the parts connect for the Dual Color Kit. There are two parts to the installation:
- Dual Light board, power installation and testing
- Light installation and color configuration
We recommend that you install everything but the light strips so that you can properly test the strip functionality. Once the strips are functioning, you can follow the steps in Part two to complete the installation.
PART ONE: DUAL LIGHT BOARD POWER INSTALLATION AND TESTING
In part one, you are going to complete 1-5 shown in the photos below. DO NOT INSTALL THE LIGHT STRIPS UNTIL AFTER COMPLETING PART ONE.
Parts not shown for Step 4 are the RGB Wire clips. Each connection of these wires in step four has small clips that keep the connections from becoming loose.
Turn off the game.
- Remove the backglass and locate the node board in the bottom right corner of the backbox. Attach the Power Adapter (shown as 1 in first photo) and connect the 3 pin IDC connector to the CN6 connector.
- Attach the power adapter to the Dual Light Board
- Attach the three-way splitter (shown as 2 in photos above)
- Attach the wiring harness (marked as 3 in photos) to the Dual Board GI connection. Do not attach the GI bulb yet.
- Set all items inside backbox and feed GI wiring down through hole into cabinet. Close backbox.
- Remove glass and balls. Lift the playfield into the upright position. Find a General Illumination bulb on the lowest-most portion of the playfield (like the one shown here on Godzilla) and remove the socket.
- Use a 1/4" hex head driver to remove the GI bulb socket from under playfield. For more information on how to remove and replace a GI bulb, see this support article. Attach the wiring harness from the previous step the the replacement GI bulb.
Push down and twist to remove the factory bulb, then install the replacement bulb. Push the bulb head down so it is closer to the silver base (bulb socket) and more compact. Reattach the GI bulb socket to the playfield.
- Lower the playfield and reopen the backbox.
- Attach the RGB wiring to the RGB splitter (shown as 4 in photos above). Make sure the arrows are lined up on the two pieces.
- Attach the LED strips (shown as 5) to the RGB wiring.
- Power on your game to ensure that the LED strips come on once the GI lighting comes on. Install one shunt on each of the SIGNAL ON and OFF (see photo below) in order to test the lighting. Once the lighting powers on and is functional, turn the game off and disconnect the LED strips and RGB wiring for installation in part two.
PART TWO: LED STRIP INSTALLATION AND COLOR CONFIGURATION
- There are two ways to feed the wiring for the lighting system into the pinball cabinet. Option one is to loosen one of the vents or the speaker panel in the bottom of the cabinet and feed the wiring through into the cabinet. Option two is to run the wiring up the rear of the back of the cabinet, tilting the back box forward and feeding the connection inside the cabinet. Choose your preferred style of connection.
- Attach the LED channel underneath the cabinet near the outside edge of the cabinet. Attach each the RGB wiring on each of the strips and run the wiring as desired. Pull any remaining slack from the wires into the cabinet to avoid additional weight pulling on the LED strips (photo shows wiring through speaker in bottom of cabinet).
- Lift the playfield into an upright position and pull the RGB wiring harnesses to the rear of the cabinet. Lower the playfield on to the service rails and reach into the cabinet for the wiring harnesses. Pull them up to meet the RGB splitter and reconnect. Use the RGB wire clips to ensure the wires are securely fastened to the RGB splitter.
- Determine what colors you want displayed when your games General Illumination is ON and OFF. Place the shunts (small black pieces) on the pin headers for the colors of your choice in the "Signal ON" (GI on) and "Signal OFF" (GI off) sections. Ensure the shunt goes over both pins on each selection.
As an example,
A shunt on GREEN pins in the "Signal OFF" section will show GREEN when the GI is OFF. A shunt placed on RED pins in the "Signal ON" section will show RED when the GI is ON. Furthermore you can blend colors by placing a shunt on two colors in the SAME SECTION. (R+B=Purple, R+G=Yellow, B+G=Teal, R+G+B=White).
- If your game has multiple colors of GI (for example, Godzilla is white + red, and Munsters white + green), you can change the which color GI socket the Dual Light Board uses for its signal to influence the light display. Some games may blend the two color selections during play when the GI is dimmed, this mostly occurs on the colored GI signals but varies game to game. Consider this when making your color selections to take full advantage.
Share your recommended color combinations by game in the comments on this support article to help others learn what looks best on different games!