Arcade Made Lit Kit - Lighted Pinball Flippers Installation Instructions

7/25/21 - Thanks for your interest in the Arcade Made Lit Kit - Lighted Pinball Flippers. These specially designed and hand made flippers not only enhance the style but also the playability of your game by keeping the flippers in sharp peripheral vision while looking up the playfield and planning your next shot.

For durability, they feature wiring with 10 million to 100 million flex ratings and they are redundantly wired to help ensure longer life. Materials rated to a potential 4k+ PSI are also incorporated to bolster the strength of the flipper itself.

Installation for you is simple (building the flippers on the other hand one by one takes a lot of work as many steps that aren't apparent are involved).

The following describes installation in a Star Wars Data East pinball game, but the process should be similar for other games (currently in the testing/ evaluation process).

A two-flipper kit, like the one shown below for Star Wars Data East, typically contain:

-one left flipper bat (specifically designed for the left side)
-one right flipper bat (specifically designed for the right side)
-four wire management shims
-two general illumination (GI) adapter plug in lights

Step 1

Remove your existing flippers, and install the new Arcade Made Lit Kit - Lighted Pinball Flippers per your game's specifications. Make sure to align them properly and with proper clearance per a typical install.

Step 2

Unscrew the plastic lane guides next to the flipper and move them aside.

Step 3

Arrange the wire from the flipper as shown in a slight "S" shape pattern.

First position the wire above the first post hole, and then under the second post hole. Swap the existing bayonet light that is in your game and insert the provided adapter lights in their place. Connect the wire from the flipper to the adapter light as shown for proper spacing as needed.

Step 4

Reinstall the plastic lane guide and use the provided wire management shims to hold and conceal the wiring in place.

Step 5

Manually move the flipper back and forth to ensure the wire is moving smoothly and is not binding. Be sure the wire is placed in such a way so that it will be well concealed and provide for best operation to promote durability.

If properly installed, the wiring will be virtually invisible and the new flippers will become a fully integrated part of your game.

Enjoy!

 

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