Technical support - what type of 230 V supply for elder fencing boxes?

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  1. Pavel M.

    Pavel M. Rookie

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    Dears,
    i very need technical help with refurbishing old types of fencing scoring machines, which i got recently.

    Has anyone any information re these machines (photos 1-3). I do not know, what supplies should be for them - i mean Volts and Ampers characteristic. I do not have any supplies for them, the Visti machine had one, but seller did not sent me the supply - he said "i lost it somewhere".

    I am almost sure, all boxes and fully OK, but need to know, what supply i can purchase - i do not want to fry them with bad V/A.

    Any detailed information, photos or some catalogue list would be highly appreciated.

    Thank you very much for any response.

    Pavel
     

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  2. Mac A. Bee

    Mac A. Bee is a Verified Fencing ExpertMac A. Bee Podium

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    [​IMG]Wow! Blast from the past!!
     
  3. Mergs

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    No kidding!!!

    I don't know if the standard was true for when the first one shown was built, but it should run on 12VDC, so your converter should go from 230VAC to 12VDC.
     
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    And given that it probably has incandescent bulbs its maximum current draw could exceed two amps - might want to use a four or five amp power supply with a good fuse at first (or even a 12-volt battery until you can get a better idea how much current it draws when the lights are all on).

    As to the epee-only machine - no idea. That one could easily predate the FIE's 12-volt standard.
     

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