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One arm bandit fluorescent tube lighting

Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:46 pm
by new_kid_on_the_block
I am new to penny machines and recently acquired an Aristocrat Arcadian.

Mechanism works fine but did not have power lead. I have since purchased a power lead which works and is getting power to the light box however lights aren't fully working.

I bought the new tubes and starter from amazon, see below:

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Bulbs are flickering and sometimes only turn on when I touch them? Could this be wrong bulb or starter type? Any ideas?

Sorry have very little electrical/lighting experience!

Re: One arm bandit fluorescent tube lighting

Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:01 pm
by treefrog
You need series starters......the ones with FS on are no good, in fact as has been mentioned by one of our colleagues going to places like B&Q and maybe Amazon will not work unless you find the right type.

I buy St155 starters, not expensive rated from 4w to 22w

Welcome by the way

Re: One arm bandit fluorescent tube lighting

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:51 pm
by new_kid_on_the_block
Thank you so much, new series starters arrived today and looks great! !!YIPPEE!!

Re: One arm bandit fluorescent tube lighting

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:28 pm
by brigham
What a nice looking Arcadian.
This is what yooser27's belly glass probably said, before the Decimalizers got to it.
Is yours still on tanners?

Re: One arm bandit fluorescent tube lighting

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:50 pm
by new_kid_on_the_block
Takes old penny, but I am looking for a denominator as it’s missing. Any ideas where to get one?

Re: One arm bandit fluorescent tube lighting

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:12 pm
by brigham
It's on Old Penny, with a 5/- token.
That's a rare combination for British use. Perhaps it was popular in Australia?
I'm sure Powell's Automatics could find you a suitable badge; or you could make one up, just like the old Operators did.

Re: One arm bandit fluorescent tube lighting

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:15 pm
by new_kid_on_the_block
Oh cool, thanks, I have sent him an email.

Re: One arm bandit fluorescent tube lighting

Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:01 pm
by coppinpr
It will be your lucky day if Powells reply to you..good luck to you :lol:
Welcome to the site :cool: