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Coin Acceptor - Programmable 4 Coin Type

SKU: ADA787

$76.95 AUD, inc GST
$69.95 AUD, exc GST
Coin Acceptor - Programmable 4 Coin Type
76.95 AUD

SKU: ADA787

$76.95 AUD, inc GST
$69.95 AUD, exc GST
1 reviews 0 5 5
In stock, with a short lead time. 23 units dispatch in 4 to 7 days (in addition to the shipping method you choose). Our timing and stock is accurate. Delivery to you by Wed, 4th of Oct with Express Post within Australia.
Your project may be free-as-in-speech, but that doesn't mean it has to be free-as-in-beer. This handy coin validator/acceptor module is just like the ones you've seen in arcades. This model has the cool ability to accept up to 4 different coins! For example, you can program it for 4 different US coins, or European, or Japanese OR you can have it accept 4 coins from different countries - say a Chinese Yuan, Japanese Yen, American Quarter and European Euro. First you'll have to program it with what coins you want it to accept. Any coin from 15mm to 29mm in diameter can be used. Each coin is assigned a number of pulses, so for example, a nickel should be 1 pulse, a dime, 2 pulses, a quarter 5 pulses and a half dollar 10 pulses. When a valid coin is inserted, the output line will pulse for 20-60ms (configurable). The acceptor looks for diameter, thickness, dropping speed, etc to determine if a coin is valid.

Comes with the acceptor itself, mounting hardware, and a cable for power/signal. The coin falls through, you choose how and where to store them.

To program the validator, go through the instruction sheet - you'll need about 20 of each coin to help program the acceptor. After programming, connect a 10K (1K to 100K is fine) pullup resistor from the white wire to your microcontroller's VCC line (for Arduino, this is a +5V). Insert different coins, and verify that the coin line pulses high for about 40 milliseconds the right number of times.



You can download the Electronic Piggy Bank project code from github.

Technical Details

  • Power requirements: 12VDC (+- 20%)
  • Quiescent current: ~25mA
  • Peak current (for solenoid): 400mA
  • Accepts coins from 15mm to 29mm in diameter, 1.2mm to 3.8mm thick
  • Programmable for up to four different coins
  • Does not work with coins that have 'holes' in the center! Also may not work with NZ $1 coins (one report)
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  1. Review by Philip - Great gadget for any coin enabled project verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Great gadget. Programming is straight forward and the pulse output makes interfacing easy. Shame it didn't work with 50cent pieces they got jammed in the coin return slot. All I need now is one that can handle all 6 Aussie coins, especially the 50c. (Posted on 7/02/2014)

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