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leave machine on 24/7
« on: December 09, 2014, 06:42:42 AM »
just wondering if you leave your machines on all the time?  pros and cons. I prefer to shut them off when not in use.
« Last Edit: August 14, 2015, 01:08:54 PM by Ron (r273) »

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Re: leave machine on 24/7
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2014, 07:43:26 AM »
They are computers with peripherals.  Think about it in that light and make your decision accordingly.  For what it's worth,  I only turn mine on when I use them.
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Re: leave machine on 24/7
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2014, 10:40:44 AM »
If I turn mine on to use them I leave them on for the day and shut them off till next time. Might be a couple weeks between uses and leaving on would be a waste

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Re: leave machine on 24/7
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2014, 10:57:10 AM »
One of my friends had his 4 machines on for 24/7 . He had a problem and then turned them all off for 3 months and his elec bill dropped $150 PER month, so he says. He has a S+, PE+ , E1000, and a Mega Touch.

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Re: leave machine on 24/7
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2014, 11:45:08 AM »
I could see that if he lives in CA! Our electricity costs are crazy high...But they say an extra fridge runs about $20/month. If that's true, then I could maybe see an added $80-100 for machines (depending on location).


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Re: leave machine on 24/7
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2014, 12:06:03 PM »
This is a worthwhile endeavor just for the sake of documentation.  I'm going to run my P3 Meter on each machine to see the average consumption for about 1 hour with use.  I will note down the electrical draw on each machine I own and post the results here.  I will try and do it this weekend when I get a chance.  I figure the dual Lcd machines will take the most current draw.
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Re: leave machine on 24/7
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2014, 12:20:23 PM »
If the machine is off more than it is on doesn't that shorten the life of the battery?

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Re: leave machine on 24/7
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2014, 12:47:21 PM »
This is a worthwhile endeavor just for the sake of documentation.  I'm going to run my P3 Meter on each machine to see the average consumption for about 1 hour with use.  I will note down the electrical draw on each machine I own and post the results here.  I will try and do it this weekend when I get a chance.  I figure the dual Lcd machines will take the most current draw.

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Re: leave machine on 24/7
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2014, 12:47:23 PM »
Sure does, but  batteries are a lot cheaper than electricity and worn out equipment

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Re: leave machine on 24/7
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2014, 01:58:51 PM »
Hey Ford,
Rickhunter is going to spend his weekend seeing how much electricity his slot machines use ??????? :Scratch-Head:   We really need to find him a woman !!!!!! :drool04: :24:

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Re: leave machine on 24/7
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2014, 04:22:49 PM »
From what I understand doesn't the battery only hold the memory for the credits? So if your not going to turn it on for some time wouldn't clearing the credits make the battery last longer?  :Scratch-Head: Not that it would matter much cause batteries are cheep compared to electricity.

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Re: leave machine on 24/7
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2014, 04:35:17 PM »
And batteries are cheap compared to replacing light bulbs, and that glass that fades over time with the light shining through, especially the belly glass.  I am a believer of leaving them off.

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Re: leave machine on 24/7
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2014, 04:38:17 PM »
From what I understand doesn't the battery only hold the memory for the credits? So if your not going to turn it on for some time wouldn't clearing the credits make the battery last longer?  :Scratch-Head: Not that it would matter much cause batteries are cheep compared to electricity.


I can't see how clearing credits would save battery draw for RAM. Zero is still a number.
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Re: leave machine on 24/7
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2014, 08:11:27 PM »
Hey Ford,
Rickhunter is going to spend his weekend seeing how much electricity his slot machines use ??????? :Scratch-Head:   We really need to find him a woman !!!!!! :drool04: :24:

Married with child already.  I am not actually going to sit there and wait an hour.  My meter logs time and kwh used.  I will just let the thing sit there and record the logs.  But thanks for the offer, 20 years ago, I would have jumped into the offer.   :arrowthruhead: :arrowthruhead: :arrowthruhead:
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Re: leave machine on 24/7
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2014, 08:22:39 PM »
Guess I can stop looking. I was looking on Craigslist for a chick for you.

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Re: leave machine on 24/7
« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2014, 08:31:10 PM »
Try backpage.com, the money he saves on electricity will go to good use :rotfl:

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Re: leave machine on 24/7
« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2014, 11:21:44 AM »
Ok, I measured some of my machines last night.  I posted the results on the link below.

http://newlifegames.com/nlg/index.php?topic=4499.0
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Re: leave machine on 24/7
« Reply #17 on: December 11, 2014, 12:58:15 AM »
Here is a tip I use on Cherry Red or newer Alpha mechanical titles where the back lights are always on.... I mainly do this to save the LED lights...


On a NON WINNING SPIN or when the lights are not flashing:



In the GAME DIAGNOSTIC menu click on DEVICES...


Click on PROJECTOR LIGHTS and click TEST.


Exit the menu and return to the game..


This will turn off all the back lights to the reels and leave them off until the game uses the lights in a winning combination or bonus hit, ect.


If you spin a few times without a win and the lights don't come back on... don't panic. A win or a bonus symbol land will turn them all back on.
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Re: leave machine on 24/7
« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2015, 12:15:59 PM »
Would a 1989 Williams 550 machine have a battery? When I unplug my mine I loose all the credits.

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Re: leave machine on 24/7
« Reply #19 on: August 04, 2015, 12:42:40 PM »
All Slots have batteries.  Your machine should not loose credits during power off or unplugging.  The credits and accounting information is kept in a non-volatile memory.  Do you get errors when you power up?  Depending on what type of mpu board you have on your 550 (it could be a legacy 1.5, 1.5+, or a cpunxt board) will determine what kind of battery you need.
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