Pinscape Expansion Boards

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Pinscape Expansion Boards
Assembled boards. KL25Z not installed.


The expansion boards are designed to make it easier to connect the Kl25z adding additional outputs. They are separated into 3 different boards:

Mainboard[edit]

The Mainboard covers all inputs, different plunger solution inputs, and some outputs. It includes:

  • 24 dedicated button inputs
  • Plunger sensor connector and calibration button
  • 16 low-power PWM capable outputs usually used for Flipper Button RGB LEDs or other LEDs.
  • 16 mid-power PWM capable outputs usually used for Flasher LEDs.
  • A dedicated Knocker output with hardware timer protection which prevents the coil from burning as it cuts off the power after 2 seconds.
  • A Strobe output, not necessarily dedicated but labeled as such.
  • Two options for TV power up signal: TV ON relay and IR LEDs (remote control)

Powerboard[edit]

Features 32 high-power PWM capable outputs, with up to 4-5A continuous load per channel. Recommended for power hungry toys such as shaker motor, gear motor, (non-addressable) LED strips, and larger contactors. Not recommended for solenoids You can limit each output to cut off after a certain time, but these timers are all software based and in case of a failiure the coils can burn.

Chimeboard[edit]

Specially designed for time-critical applications where the used parts could overheat. Real pinball coils, such as flipper coils, knocker, chimes and such overheat after a certain amount of continuous activation. With the standard assembly instructions each of the 8 outputs cuts off after ~2 seconds of continuous activation. The built-in timer protection avoids overheating to a certain level.

Attention: If there's a fault in a table script the coils could nevertheless overheat if the trigger is activated over and over again. Always use fuses on outputs, especially on such critical ones.

External Links[edit]

  • MJR's Documentation: MJR's Website
  • Assembled Pinscape Expansion Board Sets and other Pinscape parts: