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Installation for Deluxe 5.25" SPIKE 2 Speaker Light Kits (Type 13)

IMPORTANT! The Deluxe SPIKE 2 Speaker Light Kits use +5VDC, high current light strips. These kits are not compatible and do not share any electronics with other types of Speaker Light Kits. They are not compatible with after market accessory power supplies and are not meant to hook into a game's circuit boards. The Deluxe SPIKE 2 Speaker Light Kit includes its own power supply, which automatically switches on and off with the game's power.

 
           

This is a high power mod that uses 100VAC - 240VAC. Please follow the install instructions and be sure to UNPLUG YOUR GAME before doing anything else.


THE POWER CONNECTION FOR THIS TYPE OF LIGHT KIT IS IN THE BACKBOX. IT IS NOT INSIDE THE CABINET OF THE GAME. THERE IS NO REASON TO LIFT THE PLAYFIELD OR EVEN OPEN THE COIN DOOR WHEN INSTALLING THIS TYPE OF LIGHT KIT.


On the Deluxe SPIKE 2 Speaker Light Kits, the power connections are different from one another depending on if you have a North America game or an Internationsl game. The International games do not include a high power Bill Validator connection like the North America games, so they have to get their power directly from the game's power switch. You will only receive on AC power cable with each Deluxe SPIKE 2 Speaker Light Kit purchased. Orders placed from the US and Canada will receive the North America power cable and all other countries will receive the International power cable. If you need a power cable from a different regios than where you are ordering from, please contact me at my support e-mail before placing your order to explain the situation. In both cases, the Speaker Light Kit is still automatically switched on and off when the game switch is turned on or off. You can find the...

NORTH AMERICA POWER CONNECTION INSTRUCTIONS HERE.

and the

INTERNATIONAL POWER CONNECTION INSTRUCTIONS HERE.

Then come back here for a description of the light ring mounting and the rest of the electronic connections.


The physical mounting of the light rings in this kit is very simple. With the game already turned off, unplugged, the translite / backglass removed and the speaker panel folded down...




You will need a 5/16 nut driver to remove the nuts holding the speaker on.




Take off the nuts and remove the speaker.





 Now remove the 4 nylon spacers and the speaker gasket. If you are removing, adding or switching a speaker surround...now is the time to do that. Keep in mind, a speaker surround does not need to be used at all and I have found that ones that do allow light to shine through them look best with the light kits.





Now it is time to put the light ring in place. The ring should be placed with the open, light strip channel down (toward the speaker panel) with the speaker mounting nubs, at the mounting holes, facing up. 

As for how the rings should be positioned on the mounting posts, I recommend that the opening, where the light strip is going into the ring, be placed up (toward the top of the speaker panel when it is closed). You will also notice that one of the light rings has a mounting nub that is colored black. I suggest this to be the ring for the right side and that black nub be the one toward the top of the speaker panel (as pictured).

Keep in mind, these are just suggestions and mounting the ring with the light strip opening in another position or the rings on different sides are fine. I recommend them to be placed this way as it has the light strips going into the rings in a natural position and also has the light rings displaying a symmetrical light show with each other.

Carefully slide the light ring onto all 4 threaded mounting posts evenly and make sure it is down all the way.





Now it is time to put the speaker back on. Secure it with the nuts and do not overtighten them.


When you have both of the light rings mounted and the speakers back in place...it is now time to move on to the other electronic connections on the light kit.




The rest of the connection are pretty straight forward and clearly shown and described in the picture above. I will add a suggestion, to place the included power supply on the floor of the backbox with it slid as far forward toward the back of the LCD screen as it can go. This should make it so if the head is folded down, the power supply doesn't have any room to shift forward. Then if the game is being wrapped / strapped and stood up to move, the power supply is back to sitting on the backbox floor in its natural position. There is also enough cable length to put the power supply in the bottom of the cabinet if one would choose to, but I like the idea of keeping everything in the back box so there are fewer cables running between the backbox and cabinet.

Other simple things to mention are the connections to the Y-Splitter are made so they can only be plugged in the right way. When you give them a look you can see how they snap together. There are notches on the top of the light frame connections and you can see the slots they slide into in the Y-Splitter connections. The same type of connector is used on the RGB controller going into the Y-Splitter. The power supply is non polarized so it does not matter how the AC power cable is plugged into it.

Then put the translite / backglass back in place, close and lock the speaker panel, plug the game back in and turn it on. The Speaker Light Kit should come on right away. When using the remote, be sure to remove the clear battery saving tab that is slid in the battery hatch on the bottom of it. Enjoy.

If you have any questions or issues, feel free to contact me at my support e-mail.




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