We required a one pound coin acceptor for a timed heater at our club and originally purchased an electronic version, after three replacements however we changed to your mechanical version. Far superior product, would only consider using these in future projects.
The coin mech was purchased to replace a mechanical Coin Controls mech of a similar shape and size. and the new mechs shape ,size and look is obviously designed to mimic the Coin Controls design.
However the fixing holes of the new coin mech do not align exactly and two have to be drilled out to fit.
The most frustrating aspect is the new mech has the microswitch terminals stuck out at right angles to the side which does not fit within the standard case surround.
The original Coin Controls mech has the microswitch fitted underneath the mech with the terminals to the rear which is a far better design. I have been able to make the new mech fit but it requires additional work.
When people were saying you won't be able to upgrade a 1978 Bell Fruit pub machine. I ordered a 10p mechanism and then after that worked a 20p. Excellent service and easy to fit and wire up.
Absolutely a must have for your cabinet. Work so great and it is a robust piece. Ordered for 0,50€ coins. Work flawlessly. Thanks
as the headline.. couple of wires and its all go.. very slight adjustment to the coin ring collector on reject but nothing to really write about. Got this for a Defender desktop I made and works perfect.
Got the 20p version for my mame cab and works flawlessly would recommend.
The best thing about these mechs is really that there's no motors, no circuit boards or complex moving parts, and an all metal construction with a simple switch so there is less that can go wrong.
You can also alter the mech to take any coin that isn't magnetic.
The downside is actually not to do with these mechs but the state of our british coinage in which coins that used to be non magnetic are now magnetic (such as the 5p and 10p coins produced 2012 onwards. Further down the line I suspect all our coins will be mild steel and will not be suitable for these mechs. Also since mild steel is a lesser density the coin thickness changes which presents problems when your coins are a mix of old and new.
Get used to using tokens rather than real money coins would be my advice.