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  1. Automatic Products 7600 selections

    That is the factory default. For the snack shelves selections 1,3,5,7,&9 are connected to the motors for the wide columns, and these should be the only ones labelled on the shelf ie A1,A3,A5,A7,A9. AFAIK you can't 'hide' the other selections, they just don't work
  2. Vendo Machine questions

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  3. Vendo Machine questions

    Have a look at this manual, I'm pretty sure the circuit you are asking about is the one highlighted on p 29.
  4. Machine Route Advice

    I suspect they are the machines sold by http://canadianhealthyvending.com/ but I'm not knowledgeable enough to identify the base machine. Obviously it has a custom header with branding and video display, but as to the machine?
  5. I'd think keypad or keypad connector cable. I've had keys not respond and uplugging/ reconnecting the keypad cable has cured it. The fact that any key is interpreted as '1' isn't something I've had though. That sounds more like a short between some keys/tracks. Check the cable under the clip on the door to see if there is any exposed wires. The other thing might be if somehow water has found it's way into the keypad. If so the only way to fix will be replace the membrane ( the second photo) and possibly the pad (first photo) if it has allowed water through.
  6. starting business

    YES! Look, I understand their business model, but it is not a cost effective way to get into an industry you may not like going forward. Basically they are offering you a contact with a local bottler and phone locating for 10 bottler owned machines. If this goes badly you are out all the money you 'invested' and have no tangible assets. The locations are not guaranteed to be yours forever, and the machines are owned by that bottler. There will also be conditions on product purchasing (minimum cases per machine per week) which means you cannot buy the cheapest product and may have to buy more than you can sell. DIY with one or two cheaper machines is a better start, locate them yourself, and reinvest income into newer machines/better locations (generally the 2 go together) as you can. 1 or 2 machines won't make you rich, by the time you get to 8-10 machines you'll know the business and have assets you can sell (machines either by themself or on location) if you need to get out. Like everything else in business it's a numbers game, more machines should make a decent income, at which point start trying to lose your worst accounts and acquire better ones
  7. Depending on amount of ice required, would something like https://www.wayfair.ca/Whynter-49-lb.-Freestanding-Ice-Maker-EJH1107.html work for you? Otherwise try finding a local Restaurant Equipment warehouse to buy from. You can probably get a deal on buying 5 new as well, used will be probably harder to find 5 at one place. I'd also try to standardise so as to only have the one brand/model.
  8. National 497 combo

    Page 3 of The Manual
  9. That sounds to me like the drop sensor is disabled in the software, either by accident or deliberately because of misaligned sensors. Setup Mode 8 enables you to toggle the drop sensor enable/disable function. Make sure the drop sensor is enabled. If the machine starts to beep it is indicating a blocked or misaligned sensor. Your machine may have one or two sensors, they both need to be aligned. If they are the old style you need to do some manual guesstimation and then adjust slowly to center the sensor with the reflector, the newer one have an aiming beam built in. That is going to be due to the bottles being a different shape and/or size. The only way to correct this is by changing to a different shim that is appropriate to the new bottle. Unless you can find someone local to talk to that also has the same machines it is going to be tough to recommend an appropriate shim to match your bottle as they are (usually) different from the Australian or US sizes. If you can post a picture of the problem bottle, and the current shim I can have an attempt at working out the shim, but no guarantee.
  10. Machine on a good extension cord?

    I'm going to go against the general consensus and say extension cords will work IF you have a good match of power point, cord, and machine. I run several machines on an extension cord, so know it is not a problem, but i have a background in electronics, so understand the variables. The bottom line is that extension cords reduce power available to the machine due to cable resistance. The wire cross section, whether the wire is stranded or solid, what the wire composition is, and length of the cable all affect the ability of the cord to provide full power to the machine. For best results use a multi stranded, copper cored cable rated at the highest possible amperage, and keep the cord as short as possible. For the US I suspect that your best bet would be a 30Amp cable normally used for RV connections (30A @ 110V equals our 15A @ 230V) (You may need to change the connectors to be for a normal plug/socket). If you are running an Ambient Snack machine it won't need this, but any combo or refrigerated machine will draw a heavy current when the refer kicks on. Best to have the highest rated cord. Oh, and never leave an extension cord part rolled up, buy a shorter one. When power is drawn through the cord any power loss is achieved by conversion to heat (why the cord feels hot when under heavy load), and if the cord is coiled the electromagnetic field created by current flowing along the cord tries to induce a current in the adjacent cord facing the opposite way (on the other side of the coil), this is called back EMF, and will also add to the resistance and thus heat generated in the cord. The more heat, the more chance of the insulation melting, the more chance of causing a fire.
  11. New here, Hi, I have a question

    The coin mech is already mdb capable, so the machine itself determines if there is anyway for it to be updated to multiprice. Since it is using the single price Jones plug, i'd be relatively confident it is a single price machine. Best to provide the machine type, brand, and model number to get a definitive answer. Unless your temporary tape fix fails, it's probably not worthwhile. Finding another coin mech with a Jones plug isn't going to be easy/cheap although ebay has an 800 series listed that seems to be missing it's front cover. Coinco in Sydney can probably repair the existing mech, give them a ring (02) 9756 6628. If it is truly a single price machine, No. If you happen to have a machine with a control board/credit display, possibly. Depending on where in Qld you are there may be someone local you can get help/parts from
  12. When you disconnect the rail boards, are you disconnecting the tray or the controller side of the board? You need to be disconnecting the rail board from the interface board side (red arrow) otherwise any fault in a board still impacts any other wiring from the interface board
  13. Have you actually tried the suggestions already given, or just assumed that because it happens on all shelves it must be board level? I agree with Azvendor that it is probably an earth fault, I'd say it will be on your column 0 wire, which is pin 13 on J60 and pin 9 on the rail boards. To see if the fault is in the harness or in a particular tray, disconnect all but one of the rail boards (leaves only 1 tray wired in). Test. If fault is no longer present fault is in one of the now disconnected tray wiring harnesses. If fault still exists, first change still wired in shelf with another shelf. If fault disappears fault is in the just removed shelf wiring. If Fault is still present, fault is either in rail board or in harness between rail board and interface board. As an aside I'd guess that actually selecting A0, B0 etc seems to work correctly even if there is a permanent earth on the return cct.
  14. Newbie tax question

    No, you misunderstand VAT. If you are a reseller you can opt to buy VAT free (with a valid tax number) or pay the VAT and claim it back when you do your VAT return. It's just like you buying sales tax exempt or retail, then reselling it at a profit. The end price determines the amount of VAT/ Sales Tax due to the government in total. This means you may need to remit the total VAT if you bought VAT exempt, or it could mean you remit the difference between the VAT on the final price less the VAT that has already been paid on your buying price. Item cost $50, VAT 17.5% , selling price $100 buy $50 tax exempt --> sell $100 --> VAT due to govt by you $17.50 buy $58.75 includes 8.75 VAT paid by seller to Govt --> sell $100 --> VAT due due to govt by you $8.75