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Absolutely no experience of SSD so apologies if this is a dumb question.

- Is it possible to lock the flippers in an SSD pit entry/exit in either direction?

- If so how easy is it to swap directions? I don't need to do it often so manual swapping is O.K.

Thanks for any help.
 

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A piece of tape on the flipper should do the trick.
That might not be what you're asking, though. Can you tell us what the end goal is for this "locking" so that we might be able to offer up other solutions?
 

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Reads like you could be thinking along similar lines to me. Short track/long track, similar idea to Brands Hatch????

I asked a similar question here a while ago, and got the following reply........

QUOTE (dJomp @ 18 Jun 2011, 22:00) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>You could disconnect the electronic gubbins and move the flipper manually if you wanted.

Or potentially you could rewire the electronic gubbins to a switch to change the flipper...? Not sure how but I imagine it would be possible.
 

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QUOTE (StuBeeDoo @ 26 Jul 2011, 20:02) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Reads like you could be thinking along similar lines to me. Short track/long track, similar idea to Brands Hatch????

I asked a similar question here a while ago, and got the following reply........

You've got it - long flowing track with twisty rally loop. I want to be able to run a long open track but occasionally add a rally style extension with tight turns, elevation and surface changes. The long track stays down full time and the rally track gets laid out whenever. I suppose I could just break into the main track but the SSD pit entry/exit pieces seem to offer a more elegant solution.

I had thought of wiring up the flipper mechanism to a simple supply and just use a normally open/closed arrangement for loop or no loop. Are the actuators simple solenoids and what voltage do they work at?

MrFlippant's idea of tape seems like a good starting point though, might give that a try before I get too carried away.

Thanks for the answers so far.
 

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The solenoids are designed for momentary power, if you power it from a separate supply and leave it on it will glow hot, melt your track and possibly cause a fire. The magnet idea sounds a good option.
 
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