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Electric Amuser info

Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:05 am
by widget2k4
I was just wondering if anyone had one of these machines and could shed some light onto wiring it up at all?
It's the first electric allwin I have had so not really sure what's meant to happen with it? There are two big knobs on the front which are not connected to anything - they are just bolted onto the door. Are these something to do with the electric?

Re: electric amuser info needed

Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:25 am
by glittering-prize67
Not too hot on these but I think it is supposed to give you an electric shock. Back in the day it was said to be stimulating and good for you, but electric shocks in my view are not good. So the two knobs should be connected so when you deposit a coin it gives you a shock. Just buy old German machines, they do the same. :shock:

Re: electric amuser info needed

Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 2:28 am
by moonriver
The electric shock element of the game was used to get around the gaming aspect.

Re: Electric Amuser info needed

Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:14 pm
by pennymachines
widget2k4 wrote:It's the first electric allwin I have had so not really sure what's meant to happen with it?
Oddly, there's some uncertainty as to what made and broke the electric circuit on these. My theory was that the knobs would become live as soon as a penny was inserted, but this would require something to break the circuit when the game finished. As there's no evidence of timers on these, it would have to be the ball opening a contact after it fell into the lose channel. Others have suggested the circuit was made upon a win (and presumably unmade by turning the payout knob). But if you have to win to get your electrical fix, that would undermine the ruse that it was primarily a service machine with the game as a bonus.
For similar reasons, it seems unlikely that the knobs were permanently live, allowing anyone to complete the circuit by putting their hands across them, without paying for the 'pleasure'.

See 13rebel's post here.

Re: Electric Amuser info needed

Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:08 pm
by widget2k4
So am I right in thinking that you never actually got an electric shock but it just lit a bulb up in the centre when you touched the two knobs?

Re: Electric Amuser info needed

Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:15 pm
by pennymachines
No. You got a shock. Usually there wasn't a bulb or any indicator, an exception being the Electra Amuser which had a pointer indicating the increasing voltage as you turned one of the knobs.

Most lack a working shocker because the punters didn't want it and the operators were only using it as a get-out against anti-gambling enforcement. In so far as the ruse worked, it probably did so whether the shocker functioned or not (the operator could always claim they just needed to replace the battery). Although the feature was probably promoted by the manufacturers as a device which made their games legal, as far as I know, it was never tested in court. After this, some machines had to carry notices assuring the public "No Electricity. No Shocks".

Re: Electric Amuser info needed

Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:33 pm
by widget2k4
Oh really :) I need to get this working to give her a shock lol. Mine has a bulb in the centre.

Re: Electric Amuser info needed

Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:42 pm
by pennymachines
Can we see the front?

Re: Electric Amuser info needed

Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 5:38 pm
by widget2k4
There you go :)

Re: Electric Amuser info needed

Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:31 am
by paulbohlmann
Hi there,

what you miss is the "Rühmkorffsche Induktionsspule" or "Funkeninduktor"
see: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Funkeninduktor

Indeed the electrical shock function was a trick to avoid the law in Germany,
so it was not a game of luck.


The electrical shock function is activated when a coin is dropped in the machine.
It will be deactivated when you release a ball or turn the knob for the electrical shock the full way...
(so this info is for the Jentzsch & Meerz version...)
elektrisier 1.jpg
Elektro B.jpg
elektro funktionen.jpg
Regards Marco