Changing Fuse Type From
8AG to 3AG

The 8AG, 3/16 Amp fuse located on the Bally AS-2518-22 or AS-2518-16 Solenoid/Regulator Module is real hard to find, if not impossible. On the other hand, standard 3AG fuses in the same amperage are available from several vendors. Every solenoid driver board I come across now gets modified to use the standard size fuse. It's real easy to do, and has absolutely no effect on the way the module behaves. I just remove the top clip, bend one of the solder lugs out flat, the replace the existing tab in the upper hole. I then put some epoxy on the lug I bent out to glue it to the circuit board, for extra strength.

Here's how I do it:

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Created 6/21/03 - Last Modified 1/20/07 - Steve Kulpa Mail Icon Nolensville, TN
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