AC401 AC401-COIN

AC401 AC401-COIN
BATTERY-POWERED CHANGERS
AC401 AC401-COIN
OPERATION MANUAL
American Changer Corp.
1400 NW 65th Place
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
Parts & Service: (888)741-9840
Sales: (800)741-9840
Fax: (954)917-5204
Internet Address: www.americanchanger.com
Service Questions?: E-mail: service@americanchanger.com
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Initial Setup
Charging the Battery
Battery Specifications
Filling the Battery Hopper
Pushbutton
Using the Hopper Dump Feature
Payout Selection
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2-3
4
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5
5
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Functional Description
Error Codes
Bill Validator Configuration
Coin Acceptor Configuration
Bill Validator Maintenance
Coin Acceptor Maintenance
AC Power Harness Installation
Parts List
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6-7
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8-9
9
9
9-10
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SPECIFICATIONS
Operating Voltage:
Battery Type:
Power Consumption:
Battery Life:
Hopper Dispense Rate:
Operating Temperature:
12V DC
Sealed Lead-Acid
Operating Max.: 20 W
Standby: 20 mW
8-12 Weeks on full charge
Approx. 3 coins/sec.
0 - 140 degrees Fahrenheit
WARRANTY
The Battery Hopper is covered by a five (5) year Limited
Warranty, the Battery is covered by a one (1) year Limited
Warranty, the Bill Validator (AC401) is covered by a two
(2) year warranty, and the Coin Acceptor (AC401-COIN) is
covered by a one (1) year warranty. All warranty coverage
begins on the original date of purchase.
AC401
Rev. D – 12.18.08
COVERED:
Defects in workmanship or materials
NOT COVERED:
Damage caused by physical abuse
Misapplication
Vandalism
End user’s attempt to repair unit on their own
Lack of cleaning/maintenance
AC401-COIN
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INITIAL SETUP
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9.
Fully unpack all of the boxes that accompany this changer. This should include the one that the changer and this manual
are in, the one containing the battery, and any extra boxes that may contain the Bill Box, Battery Charger, or additional
spare batteries, etc.
Open the door to the changer. For the Cam Lock, use the keys that are inside the manila envelope along with this
manual. Insert the key, and then rotate it clockwise ¼ turn to unlock the door. For the T-handle, the lock is not installed
yet (refer to step 9 for lock installation). Turn the handle counter-clockwise, up to 10 times or more, until the screw
disengages from the lock bracket.
Visually inspect the changer’s interior for any obvious damage that may have occurred during shipping, including
dislodged components or detached connectors. NOTE: The white two-position battery connector will be detached,
because the battery is shipped in a separate box.
If no damage is found, install the battery in the cabinet. The battery should be placed on top of the metal platform located
in the top left corner of the cabinet, above the Battery Hopper.
Before permanent installation of your AC401 changer, perform a functional test to further verify there is no hidden
shipping damage. To ready the changer for use, coins must first be added to the hopper. You will need at least enough
coins to cover the two metal plates at the bottom of the Coin Bin, or approximately 100-150 coins. The Battery Hopper
must also be powered-up. Connect the white two-position battery connector, which is secured to the left side of the
cabinet, to the mating white connector attached to the top of the battery (refer to Figure 1 below). When this connection
is made, the hopper’s red LED should light up for approximately two seconds. When the LED turns off, the changer is
ready for testing.
AC401: Insert the Bill Box inside the changer. It should slide in to the right of the hopper, with its bottom resting on the
two studs protruding from the right interior wall. The part on the top of the Bill Box that sticks out toward the left should
be covering the hopper’s Coin Bin to block accepted bills from falling into it.
AC401-COIN: Insert the Coin Box inside the changer. It should fit into the space on the bottom of the cabinet to the
right of the hopper, and underneath the coin acceptor. When the changer’s front door is closed, all accepted coins should
fall down directly into the Coin Box.
Close the front door, and insert a few bills or coins to ensure the machine pays out correctly. To change the payout, refer
to “Payout Selection” section of this manual, located on page 5.
Once the changer has been tested and is working properly, please completely charge the battery before installing the
changer in its permanent location.
Installing the T-handle lock: The lock and keys will be inside the manila envelope along with this manual. To install the
lock, insert the cylinder into the round hole in the middle of the T-handle, pushing it all the way in until it stops. Then,
rotate the cylinder until you hear it ‘snap’ into place. Turn the key counter-clockwise ¼ turn, and remove the keys.
FUSE
CONNECT
To Battery Hopper
Figure 1 – Battery [top view]
CHARGING THE BATTERY
When your AC401 arrives from the factory, the 12 Volt Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) battery supplied with the unit may not be
fully charged. In order to get the most use out of your changer, charge the battery fully before using the AC401 for the first
time. You can use either the Standard Battery Charger, the Optional Battery Charger, or another of your choice, as long as it
complies with the charging specifications detailed in the “Battery Specifications” section of this manual, located on page 4.
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Refer to the following procedure to charge the battery if using the supplied Standard or Optional Battery Chargers. If a
different charger is to be used, read the directions written for removing and reinstalling the battery, and consult your
charger’s manual for specific charging instructions.
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2.
Disconnect the battery from the Main Harness at the white two-position connector located on top of the battery.
Lift the battery up off of the platform above the Battery Hopper, and slide it sideways, toward the right. Once it is free of
the platform and the lock bracket assembly, remove it from the cabinet.
NOTE: The battery should be charged in a well-ventilated area. Dot not charge the battery in an enclosed space.
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4.
5.
6.
7.
With the battery charger unplugged, connect its white connector to the white two-position connector that is attached to
the battery terminals. NOTE: If your charger has alligator clips, attach the black one to the negative (-) battery
terminal, and the red one to the positive (+) terminal. In order for current to flow, the clips must make contact with the
battery’s metal terminals, so loosen, but do not remove, the connectors if necessary.
Once the charger is properly connected to the battery, plug it in to an AC outlet to begin charging. NOTE: The Standard
Charger can only accept 120V (± 15V), but the Optional Charger can accept any AC voltage in the range 90V – 264V.
For the Standard Charger, the RED “Charging” LED will be ON solid during charging. Continue charging until the
GREEN “Charged” LED turns ON solid, at which time charging is complete (refer to Figure 2). There is only one
indicator LED on the Optional Charger, but it operates the same way – RED means “Charging”, and GREEN means
“Charged” (refer to Figure 3). Charging times depend on the extent that the battery has been discharged, and may take
up to 24 hours or more for a 100% discharged battery.
Both the Standard and Optional Battery Chargers may remain plugged-in while connected to the battery for any length of
time without harming the battery. Once charging is complete, the chargers enter a “Float” charging mode in order to
maintain the battery in a completely charged state, but without overcharging it.
When charging is complete, unplug the charger from the wall, and detach its white connector from the battery.
Carefully lift the battery up, and slide it back into place on the platform in the top left corner of the cabinet.
Reconnect the battery to the Main Harness at the white two-position connector located on top of the battery.
To prolong the service life, and obtain maximum performance from the battery, please follow these guidelines:
• Recharge the battery after it has been in use for 8-12 weeks. If the changer is installed in a colder and/or busier location,
recharge it closer to the 8th week; if it is installed in a warmer and/or slower location, charging can wait until closer to the
12th week. NOTE: It is recommended that the battery be recharged, or swapped with a fresh one, whenever the machine
is refilled or serviced.
• Never store a discharged battery for any length of time; always fully recharge it immediately after use.
• Batteries not in use should be recharged after a maximum of 9 months of storage, and should always be recharged fully
before being put into service.
Figure 2 – Standard Battery
Charger (120V only)
Figure 3 – Optional Battery
Charger w/ Universal Input
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BATTERY SPECIFICATIONS
NOTE: Both of the chargers supplied by American Changer fully conform to these specifications. They are both two-step
constant voltage chargers that automatically switch to a “float” voltage when the battery reaches a full charge.
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Operating Temperature Range: 0 °F (-18 °C) to 140 °F (60 °C)
Charging Temperature Range: 0 °F (-18 °C) to 122 °F (50 °C)
Cycle Charging: Limit current to 2.4A. Charge until battery voltage (under charge) reaches 14.4 – 15.0 volts at 68 °F
(20 °C). Hold at 14.4 – 15.0 volts until the current drops to under 120mA. Battery is fully charged under these
conditions, and charger should either be disconnected or switched to “float” voltage.
“Float” or “Stand-By” Charging: Hold battery across constant voltage source of 13.5 – 13.8 volts continuously. When
held at this voltage, the battery will seek its own current level and maintain itself in a fully charged condition,
indefinitely.
FILLING THE BATTERY HOPPER
The AC401 will not operate if the hopper is empty. There must be at least enough coins in the hopper to cover the two goldcolored metal plates at the bottom of the Coin Bin for the changer to function (refer to Figure 4). The hopper can be filled
while it is inside the changer, but filling may be made easier by removing the hopper from the cabinet first.
Hopper Coin/Token Sizes:
The American Changer Battery Hopper will accommodate coins
ranging in size from 21 – 30 mm in diameter, and from 1.25 –
3.3 mm in thickness. There are options available to dispense
larger coins, up to 31.5 mm, and smaller coins, down to 16.25
mm, in diameter. Please contact American Changer’s Service
Department, toll free at 1-888-741-9840, for more information.
Hopper Coin Bin
(Pour the coins
into this opening)
For reference, a Dime is 17.9 mm, a Nickel is 21.2 mm, a
Quarter is 24.3 mm, and both Susan B. Anthony and
Sacagawea Dollar coins are 26.5 mm in diameter.
Pushbutton
LED Indicator
Hopper Removal, Filling, and Replacement:
1. Before removing the hopper from the cabinet, turn off the
power by disconnecting the white two-position connector
located on top of the battery (refer to Figure 1).
2. Remove the Battery Hopper from the cabinet by sliding it
forward slowly, while applying gentle upward pressure,
until it releases.
3. Fill the hopper with coins; it can be filled all the way to the
top. The hopper capacity in quarters is 1600 coins (± 10%
due to the random way the coins settle inside the bin).
NOTE: When filling the hopper, do not allow any bent coins or
foreign objects to enter the Coin Bin. These may cause the
hopper to jam, rendering the changer inoperable.
4.
5.
Coin Counting
Optical Sensor
12-pin Connector
(Connector is shown
on reverse side of
actual for detail)
123456
Bill/Coin Meter
Next, reinstall the hopper. NOTE: The hopper will be quite
heavy when it is full, so take additional care when installing
it back inside the AC401 cabinet. The hopper has mounting
Mounting
grooves on its underside that match up with the keyed
Grooves
pattern cut along the sides of the green hopper plate.
Position the hopper on top of the plate, and maneuver it
until it drops down. Then, slide it backwards until it stops,
Figure 4 – Battery Hopper
and the hopper plate’s connector inserts into the hopper’s
12-pin connector.
Finally, reconnect the main harness’ white two-position connector to the mating connector located on top of the battery.
The changer will power up, and be ready to use.
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PUSHBUTTON
The Pushbutton on the Battery Hopper is used for several purposes. Primarily, it is used to control the hopper “Dump”
feature, but it is also used when configuring the Bill Validator or Coin Acceptor, and for clearing some error codes. For
configuration instructions, please refer to page 7 for the Bill Validator, or pages 8-9 for the Coin Acceptor. Error Codes can
be found on pages 6-7, or continue reading below for coin “Dump” instructions.
USING THE HOPPER DUMP FEATURE
A coin “Dump” is a way to empty all of the coins/tokens out of the hopper without having to remove the hopper from the
machine. During a “Dump”, the hopper’s motor is turned on, and coins are allowed to dispense continuously until it is either
manually stopped, or the hopper empties completely.
NOTE: Please be aware of the state-of-charge of the battery when performing a coin dump, and use caution. During a coin
dump, the hopper motor is run continuously, which discharges the battery at a much faster rate than normal operation of the
changer. Do not perform a coin dump using a battery that is already low, as over-discharging may damage it, shortening its
service life.
Dump Procedure:
1. Before you begin the coin Dump, open the changer door to give access to the front of the hopper.
2. Place a suitable container in front of the hopper to catch the dispensed coins.
3. Locate the Pushbutton in the top right corner of the hopper. Press and hold the Pushbutton for approximately 4 seconds,
until the hopper motor begins to run, and then release it. NOTE: The red LED should turn ON while the Pushbutton is
being held down, and then turn OFF when the dumping starts.
4. To stop the Dump at any time, press the Pushbutton once. The motor will stop running immediately, and the Battery
Hopper will return to the normal operating mode.
PAYOUT SELECTION
Unless otherwise specified at the time of ordering, the changer will be configured to
dispense four coins per dollar from the hopper. These can be either US quarters, or
tokens valued at $0.25, as long as they are within the specified size limits detailed in
the “Hopper Coin/Token Sizes” section on page 4.
Figure 5 – Side
Connector
The Battery Hopper can also be configured to dispense one coin per dollar. These, also,
can be either US $1 coins, or tokens valued at $1.00, as long as they are within the
specified size limits detailed in the “Hopper Coin/Token Sizes” section on page 4. To
change the payout, locate the connector on the right side of the hopper through the
vertical slot cut out of the plastic sidewall. Reposition the shunt, or jumper, onto the
bottom two pins of the connector, as seen in Figure 5 to the right.
Standard Electronics
Shunt/Jumper
Shunt/Jumper with
Handle
NOTE: If there is no shunt installed on the hopper’s side connector, the payout will
default to four coins per dollar.
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4 Coins per
Dollar
1 Coin per
Dollar
FUNCTIONAL DESCRIPTION
There are three primary parts inside of the AC401. These are the Bill Validator or Coin Acceptor, the Battery Hopper, and the
Battery. The battery is a 12-Volt Sealed Lead-Acid (SLA) kind, and it powers the changer’s complete operation. The Battery
Hopper holds the coins, and dispenses them during a transaction. The Circuit Board that controls the entire machine is also
located inside the hopper. The Bill Validator scans the incoming bills to determine if they are real, and to identify their
denominations. It can accept $1, $5, $10, and $20 bills, but will only accept $1’s and $5’s by default; the rest are “disabled”.
Please refer to the “Bill Validator Configuration” section on page 7 to change the bill acceptance. The Coin Acceptor works
the same way by examining the incoming coins for both authenticity and value. To change the coins that are accepted, please
refer to the “Coin Acceptor Configuration” section on pages 8-9.
AC401: A typical changing operation begins with a bill being inserted into the Bill Validator. As the bill enters the
validator’s front bezel, a sensor detects it, and the system is powered up. Approximately one second later, after the validator
has finished its internal powering-up procedure, the bill will be drawn into the acceptor to be examined for authenticity. The
power-up procedure is fast enough that a bill should be able to enter the front bezel, trigger the sensor, and continue
uninterrupted straight into the validator for processing.
Once the bill has been “validated”, or deemed genuine, the validator sends the proper number of electronic pulses, for the
denomination accepted, to the Battery Hopper. The hopper reads the pulses, increments the Bill Meter, and then turns on the
motor to begin dispensing coins. As they exit, the coins pass an optical sensor, and are counted. When the correct number of
coins have been dispensed from the hopper, according to the current payout selection, the motor is turned off. Shortly
afterward, if the sensor in the validator’s front bezel has detected no further bills, the validator will be powered down in order
to prolong battery life.
AC401-COIN: A typical changing operation begins with the Coin Door being lifted. A sensor detects when this occurs, and
the system is powered up. A coin is then inserted into the slot on the front of the machine to the right of the Coin Door. The
coin is directed into the Coin Acceptor, where it is examined for authenticity and value. If it is deemed genuine, it will be
allowed to fall straight down through the acceptor into the metal Coin Box. If it is either a coin not accepted by the machine,
or any other “slug” or foreign object, the Coin Acceptor will divert it through its reject chute to the external Coin Cup for
return to the customer. The power-up procedure is fast enough that a coin inserted immediately after the door is lifted should
be able to be processed properly by the Coin Acceptor.
Once a valid coin has been accepted, the Coin Acceptor sends the proper number of electronic pulses, according to its
denomination, to the Battery Hopper. The hopper reads the pulses, increments the Bill Meter, and then turns on the motor to
begin dispensing coins. As they exit, the coins pass an optical sensor, and are counted. When the correct number of coins
have been dispensed from the hopper, according to the current payout selection, the motor is turned off. Shortly afterward, if
the Coin Door has been allowed to reclose, the Coin Acceptor will be powered down in order to prolong battery life.
ERROR CODES
The red LED located at the top of the front side of the Battery Hopper indicates the changer’s status through the use of flash
codes. While the machine is working properly, the LED Indicator will deliver a single “heartbeat” flash every 7.5 seconds.
When the machine is out-of-service, the LED will flash a specific number of times in order to indicate the error that occurred.
Error Codes are signaled at a rate of 2 flashes per second, and are repeated continually, with a 1.5 second break between
repetitions, until cleared. Please refer to Table 1 for descriptions of all of the LED’s error codes.
Most Error Codes will be cleared automatically, and the machine returned to normal operation, once the error condition is
removed. For Example: Refilling the hopper while the LOW COINS (2 Flashes) error is indicated. However, some Error
Codes are “latched” by the hopper. To clear these codes, a single press of the Pushbutton located to the right of the LED is
required, in addition to the removal of the error condition. In Table 1, asterisks (*) denote the Error Codes that require a
Pushbutton press for clearing.
Service Information:
• To return a part or unit for repair, to order a part, or for further Technical Information, please contact the American
Changer Service Department, toll-free at: 1-888-741-9840.
• A Return Material Authorization number (RMA#) must be obtained before returning a unit for repair. A copy of invoices
must accompany any and all warranty work.
• It is the End User’s responsibility to clean & maintain all their parts. Any unit coming in for repair requiring only a
cleaning will be charged a flat rate of $75.00 plus shipping and handling.
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Table 1 – Hopper Error Codes
Red LED
OFF
“Heartbeat”
1 Flash
2 Flashes
3 Flashes
4 Flashes*
5 Flashes
6 Flashes
7 Flashes*
8 Flashes*
9 Flashes
Description
NO POWER – The Battery Hopper is not receiving any power, and is not operational. Please make sure
the hopper is pushed in all the way, and check the battery voltage, and all of the harness connections.
NORMAL OPERATION – If the hopper’s LED Indicator is flashing once every 7.5 seconds, the
machine is working properly, and is ready for use.
LOW VOLTAGE – The battery voltage is too low. Please recharge the battery.
LOW COINS – There aren’t enough coins in the hopper to cover the two metal plates at the bottom of
the hopper’s coin bin. Please add coins to the hopper.
BLOCKED EXIT SENSOR – The optical sensor located at the hopper’s coin exit is being blocked.
Please inspect the area and remove the blockage.
TIME-OUT – An error occurred that prevented coins from being dispensed from the hopper. Please
inspect the hopper for a mechanical problem such as a jammed belt, or for a completely empty hopper
or “bridged” coins in the Coin Bin.
INCIDENT LIGHT: EXIT SENSOR – Incident light has been detected shining on the hopper’s coin
exit sensor. Please inspect the area and remove any external light source.
INCIDENT LIGHT: BILL SENSOR – Incident light has been detected shining on the bill sensor
mounted inside the validator’s front bezel. Please inspect the area and remove any external light source.
MOTOR OVER-CURRENT – The motor is drawing excess current. Please inspect the hopper for a
jammed belt, or for a damaged motor, wire, or circuit board.
MOTOR UNDER-CURRENT – The motor is drawing insufficient current. Please inspect the hopper
for a disconnected motor, or for a damaged motor, wire, or circuit board.
BILL SENSOR OBSTRUCTED – The bill sensor mounted inside the validator’s front bezel has been
continually obstructed for over 1 minute. Please inspect the bill entrance and remove any obstruction.
* This error must be cleared by pressing the Pushbutton
BILL VALIDATOR CONFIGURATION
Detailed instructions for configuring the Bill Validator can be found in the Bill Validator’s Operation Manual, which was
included with the machine in the manila envelope along with this manual. An Operation Manual may also be downloaded
from the Pyramid Technologies, Inc. website at www.pyramidacceptors.com/support.html and printed. Please read the
validator’s Operation Manual carefully before attempting to reconfigure the validator. Presented here are only instructions for
filling out the Configuration Card, and what must be done to the Battery Hopper before performing the procedure.
Before Performing The Configuration Procedure:
In order to keep the Bill Validator’s power on during the entire configuration procedure, please perform the following:
1. Partially insert the filled-out Configuration Card, a dollar bill, or any other piece of paper into the Bill Validator. Insert it
only enough so the sensor in the front bezel detects it and turns the power on, but not enough that it gets drawn into the
validator.
2. Verify that the validator power is on, as indicated by the flashing green lights on the front, and then remove the paper.
3. Press the hopper’s Pushbutton, located in the top right corner of the front side, once. The hopper’s red Indicator LED
should begin blinking at a rate of once per second.
Once this is done, the configuration procedure can be completed. NOTE: The hopper will remain in the “Power ON” state
for only 1 minute, so perform the configuration immediately after entering this mode. If the validator power turns off in the
middle of configuration, it will be unsuccessful, and must be retried from the beginning. To take the hopper out of the “Power
ON” state before the minute is up, press the Pushbutton once again.
Configuration Card Settings:
Both the Trilogy and APEX/XLC cards are laid out the same, so make the following selections when filling out either:
Section 1 – “Pulse” (Trilogy) or “Pulse/Serial” (APEX/XLC)
Section 2 – “1”
Section 3 – “Fast” and “Flashing”
Section 4 – Fill in the ovals for only the bills you want to be enabled; the rest will be disabled (Bill/Note 1 = $1.00, Bill/Note
2 = $5.00, Bill/Note 3 = $10.00, and Bill/Note 4 = $20.00).
Section 5 – “Low” and “All 4 Ways”
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COIN ACCEPTOR CONFIGURATION
This section provides the procedure for performing the only three configuration changes that may be required for the Coin
Acceptor. A Technical Manual with additional details may be downloaded from the Money Controls website and printed.
The pertinent manuals are the “Condor Plus Technical Manual” (TSP018) and the “Condor Plus/Premier MechTool Manual”
(TSP020), which can both be found at www.moneycontrols.com/support/technical_manuals.asp.
Before Performing Any Configuration Procedures:
In order to keep the Coin Acceptor’s power on during the entire configuration procedure, please perform the following:
1. Lift up the Coin Door on the front door of the AC401-COIN to turn the acceptor’s power on, and then allow it to reclose.
2. Verify that the Coin Acceptor power is on, as indicated by a lit green LED on its side.
3. Press the hopper’s Pushbutton, located in the top right corner of the front side, once. The hopper’s red Indicator LED
should begin blinking at a rate of once per second.
Once this is done, configuration of the acceptor may proceed. NOTE: The hopper will remain in the “Power ON” state for
only 1 minute, so perform the configuration immediately after entering this mode. If the Coin Acceptor power turns off in the
middle of configuration, it will be unsuccessful, and must be retried from the beginning. To take the hopper out of the “Power
ON” state before the minute is up, press the Pushbutton once again.
To Erase All Currently Programmed Coins/Tokens:
1. Turn the Rotary Switch to position 0, and make sure the
LED is solid green before proceeding.
2. Press and hold the Program Button until the LED begins
to flash yellow, and then release it.
3. With the LED still flashing yellow, turn the Rotary
Switch to position 9.
4. Press the Program Button two times, the second time
within 0.5 seconds of the first. The LED should turn red
for 1 second, and then return to flashing yellow.
5. Return the Rotary Switch to position 0.
6. Press and hold the Program Button until the LED returns
to solid green, and then release it.
To Program A Coin/Token For Acceptance:
Only ONE coin can be programmed into each
“window” of the Coin Acceptor. Use Table 2 to
identify the proper “window” to program the coin into,
based on the desired payout. NOTE: Do not program
the same coin into multiple positions. This will result in
the coin being rejected.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Table 2 – Condor Plus/Premier Coin
Window Selection
Rotary Switch
Position (“Window”)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
A
B
C
Payout A
(1 Coin/Dollar)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Payout B
(4 Coins/Dollar)
4
8
12
16
20
24
28
32
36
40
44
48
Make sure the acceptor’s LED is solid green before
proceeding.
Turn the Rotary Switch to the proper position for
the desired payout (refer to Table 2). Examples:
For £1 = 5 x 20p, use position 5, with the hopper
payout set to 1 coin per dollar (refer to Figure 5).
For €1 = 2 x 50c, use position 2, with the hopper
payout set to 1 coin per dollar (refer to Figure 5).
For £2 = 20 x 10p, use position 5, with the hopper
payout set to 4 coins per dollar (refer to Figure 5).
Press the Program Button once; the LED should
turn solid red.
Pass the required number of coins (typically 8)
through the acceptor. For best results, use as many sample coins as possible, rather than just one. When enough coins
have been passed, the LED will begin flashing green. NOTE: If the LED has not begun flashing green by the time 20
coins have been passed through, the procedure has failed. Press the Program Button once (the LED will return to solid
green), recheck the sample coins, and restart the procedure.
Press the Program Button once; the LED should return to solid green.
Turn the Rotary Switch to position 0.
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To Change The ENABLE Setting To “Low-Enable”:
This procedure is usually performed at the American Changer factory, so, under most circumstances, it will not be required.
However, if you are using a Condor Plus/Premier purchased separately (outside of an AC401 machine), and it is: (A)
powering on correctly, (B) programming correctly, and (C) rejects all coins, then this procedure may be attempted. NOTE: It
only needs to be performed once to be effective.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Turn the Rotary Switch to position 0, and make sure the LED is solid green before proceeding.
Press and hold the Program Button until the LED begins to flash yellow, and then release it.
With the LED still flashing yellow, turn the Rotary Switch to position 5.
Press the Program Button once; the LED should begin flashing between yellow and green.
Turn the Rotary Switch to position C.
Press the Program Button once; the LED should return to flashing yellow only.
Return the Rotary Switch to position 0.
Press and hold the Program Button until the LED returns to solid green, and then release it.
BILL VALIDATOR MAINTENANCE
Both the Trilogy and APEX/XLC Bill Validators are designed to be maintenance free. To keep the validator in its best
possible working order, though, it will require an occasional cleaning. Detailed instructions for cleaning the Bill Validator
can be found in the Bill Validator’s Operation Manual, which was included with the machine in the manila envelope along
with this manual. An Operation Manual may also be downloaded from the Pyramid Technologies, Inc. website at
www.pyramidacceptors.com/support.html and printed. Please read the validator’s Operation Manual carefully before
attempting to clean the validator.
Figure 6 – Condor Plus
COIN ACCEPTOR MAINTENANCE
Coin Path
To ensure proper operation of the Condor Plus, the Coin Path area should be cleaned
regularly – every 100,000 coins or 3 months, whichever occurs sooner. Dirt, dust, or
any other grimy buildup can impair the Coin Acceptor’s sensors, causing inaccurate
discrimination and low acceptance of coins and/or tokens. To access the Coin Path
area, pull down on the top of the debris flap to swing it open by hand (refer to Figure
6). Use ONLY a cloth dampened with water for cleaning.
Under NO circumstances should any solvent or foam-type cleaner be used!
Debris Flap
AC POWER HARNESS INSTALLATION
If an “AC Power Harness” was ordered with your AC401
changer, it will be located inside the manila envelope
shipped inside the cabinet, along with the keys and this
manual. This harness, American Changer Part Number
AC400.16-H, allows the AC401 to be plugged into an AC
electrical outlet, using the supplied Battery Charger
(Standard or Optional), for maintaining the battery at a full
charge at all times. NOTE: DO NOT remove the battery
from the changer! The AC401 can not be powered using the
charger alone. Please use the following instructions to
properly install the harness in the changer.
Panel-Mount Conn.
Female Conn.
Male Conn.
Figure 7 – AC400.16-H (“AC Power
Harness”)
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6.
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9.
Unlock and open the front door of your AC401 or AC401-COIN battery-powered changer.
Disconnect the battery from the Main Harness at the white two-position connector located on top of the battery. The
Main Harness runs up the left side of the cabinet to the battery at the top.
Remove the Battery Hopper from the cabinet by sliding it forward slowly, while applying gentle upward pressure, until it
releases.
Take the battery down off of the bracket in the top left corner, and relocate it in the open area to the right of the hopper.
Install it on the bottom of the cabinet, and push it all the way to the back.
Locate the AC Power Harness. Insert the Panel-Mount connector
(refer to Figures 7 & 8) into the hole in the rear of the cabinet
Notch
from the inside. Make sure that the connector’s Notch is facing
upward as it is inserted through the hole. Gently push it until it
‘snaps’ into place, with its two barbs “grabbing” the outside rear
of the panel. Wiggle it a little bit to ensure that it is locked in
place.
Reroute the Main Harness’ white, 2-position battery connector
(disconnected in step 2) underneath the green metal plate that the
hopper sits on, toward the battery on the right.
Connect this battery connector to the Female connector of the AC
Power Harness (refer to Figure 7).
Next, reinstall the Hopper. The hopper has mounting grooves on
Figure 8 – Panel-Mount Conn.
its underside that match up with the keyed pattern cut along the
sides of the green hopper plate. Position the hopper on top of the
plate, and maneuver it until it drops down. Then, slide it
backwards until it stops, and the hopper plate’s connector inserts
into the hopper’s 12-pin connector.
Finally, connect the Male connector of the AC Power Harness
(refer to Figure 7) to the white two-position connector located on
top of the battery. This will power-up the system.
NOTES:
• After performing this procedure, either of the supplied battery
chargers can be plugged directly into the rear of the changer
(refer to Figure 9) to maintain the battery while the machine is
operating normally.
• DO NOT connect a discharged battery this way in order to
recharge it while inside the cabinet. Always fully recharge a
discharged battery BEFORE installing it inside the AC401.
Figure 9 – Applying AC Power
PARTS LIST
AC4041
AC9024
AC9024-STKR
AC9028
AC2066.3
AC2066.3ST
AC400.4
AC401-OPTCH
AC401-BHH
AC401-APH
AC401-CPH
AC401.9-H
AC401.11-H
AC401.3-H
AC400.16-H
Main Parts:
ACC Battery Hopper
Trilogy Bill Validator, Stackerless
XLC Bill Validator, Stacker, $1 & $5 only
APEX Bill Validator, Stacker, $1 – $20
Condor Plus Coin Acceptor, Std./Euro
Condor Plus Coin Acceptor, GB
Std. Battery Charger, 120V Only
Optional Battery Charger, Universal Input
Harnesses:
Battery Hopper rev. 1 Trilogy Harness
Battery Hopper rev. 1 APEX/XLC Harness
Battery Hopper rev. 1 Condor Plus Harness
AC401 Std. Battery Charger Harness
AC401 Battery Terminal Harness with Fuse
AC401 Coin Door Sensor with Harness
AC Power Harness
AC4082
AC1013-M
AC3080
AC5080
AC1093
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Cabinet Parts:
Lexan Front Door Decal
Coin Cup
Cam Lock & Keys
Screw-In T-Handle
Lock & Keys (for T-Handle)
Lock Bracket Assy. & Other Cabinet Parts
Coin Box
Bill Box
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