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      Coil model number confusion

      Hi pinball experts! I just noticed that one of the coils on my jet bumpers (Revenge From Mars) is a different model to what's listed in the manual - and one of the power lugs just fell/snapped/rusted off it

      The model of the coils is supposed to be AE1-26-1200 (according to the manual), but this coil with the broken lug is a AE-27-1200. What's the difference between these two, aside from $5 at PSPA? Is there anywhere that references what this might be? Can anyone explain the model numbers to me?

      Anyone got any suggestions to fix this temporarily until a new unit arrives? I was just gonna attempt to solder it back together temporarily..

      Thanks champs
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      Quote Originally Posted by thesav View Post
      Hi pinball experts! I just noticed that one of the coils on my jet bumpers (Revenge From Mars) is a different model to what's listed in the manual - and one of the power lugs just fell/snapped/rusted off it

      The model of the coils is supposed to be AE1-26-1200 (according to the manual), but this coil with the broken lug is a AE-27-1200. What's the difference between these two, aside from $5 at PSPA? Is there anywhere that references what this might be? Can anyone explain the model numbers to me?

      Anyone got any suggestions to fix this temporarily until a new unit arrives? I was just gonna attempt to solder it back together temporarily..

      Thanks champs
      -Tristan
      The first number is the "guage" of the wire( the thickness)
      26 gauge.
      The second number is the number of turns or windings. 1200
      Not a great deal of difference you have I would think.
      One will be slightly stronger than the other.

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      I would cut that spade off and solder the wire directly to the remainder of the coil lug.

      Those types of spade connectors are more trouble than they are worth, creating intermittent problems, falling off the lug and snapping them as you have found.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Homepin View Post
      I would cut that spade off and solder the wire directly to the remainder of the coil lug.

      Those types of spade connectors are more trouble than they are worth, creating intermittent problems, falling off the lug and snapping them as you have found.
      90% of the connectors in this machine are those.... Hehe

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      The coil may still be good do a continuity check on it

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      Quote Originally Posted by toads View Post
      The first number is the "guage" of the wire( the thickness)
      26 gauge.
      The second number is the number of turns or windings. 1200
      Not a great deal of difference you have I would think.
      One will be slightly stronger than the other.
      I've always wondered... Is it better to match the gauge and winding as close as possible or match the resistance rating of the old coil?

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      Quote Originally Posted by ocyen View Post
      I've always wondered... Is it better to match the gauge and winding as close as possible or match the resistance rating of the old coil?
      In the OP case I would do as Homepin said and solder it and wouldn't think twice about it.
      Always better to match the gauge and turns

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      Quote Originally Posted by thesav View Post
      ...AE1..AE.. Can anyone explain the model numbers to me?
      the 1 for interest is the push tab ( the bigger connectors) and AE1 is an AE with the big tabs. same coil.. the rest has already been explained

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