rmorris1953 Posted December 8, 2013 Share Posted December 8, 2013 I was talking to AZ the other day about what I had done with this vendor and he said I should share because there are people who have these vendors. I wanted to sell this vendor but was concerned about the keypad. No longer available.... Even tho this one worked fine I didn't want it to come back on me later. It will vend 20oz bottles and Gatorade single depth and is multiprice so that makes it worth putting a little into it. So I put my thinking cap on and found that the only thing polyvend on this vendor is the door and keypad. Everything else is Vendo. It is a uni vendor basic model 480 Looking at the wiring diagram I found that the key pad membrane was a wiring harness from the board to a membrane. I figured there are 11 wires 1 common and 10 for selections. There is several ways that this can be done but I chose to try and keep the original look. I went to Radio Shack and found some momentary low profile switches and a kit that had wires that had female connectors that would just push over the pins when the membrane was unplugged. Then I removed the plate that hold the BV and the buttons. Use masking tape to hold the buttons so they don't fall all over the floor. You don't want to loose any of them. After removing the panel I picked all the buttons up off the floor. Then I replaced the panel so I could see the membrane and have a center mark where the switch needed to be. I drilled a hole for each switch. Then removed the panel and took to the workbench and removed membrane and installed all eight switches Then I soldered one wire to each switch this will be my common. I connected all eight wires (8 Selections) to one of the wires with the female connector. Then I took one of the wires with the female connectors and soldered it to the #1 selection and did this on each of the other switches. After doing all the soldering I installed the panel and connected all the wires. Check to make sure all the buttons have play so they aren't pushing on the switches. You might want to shim with a small washers or losen screws. Completed button panel Gatorade in column #1 .......... I have ran several bottles and it is vending good. I have not field tested yet. I removed can shim on double columns Set back spacer to single depth Removed the gauge bar from the underneath. And removed the anti theft bar. Set the cam on motors to 1 vend. This vendor has a home after the first of the year. I will be monitoring it. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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