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    Question
    ·  What does the PachiSTAT Battle Counter do?
    ·  How does the PachiSTAT Battle Counter work?
    ·  How do I know if the PachiSTAT Battle Counter will work for my machine?
    ·  Can I Harm my Pachislo if I hook the PachiSTAT up wrong?
    ·  What does the PachiSTAT keep track of?
    ·  If I power off my PachiSTAT does it loose it's memory?
    ·  What happens if I power off during a Big Bonus Game?
    ·  What does the PachiSTAT come with?
    ·  Is there a list of machines that the PachiSTAT should work with
    ·  Are there any machines that are known to not work with the PachiSTAT?
    ·  How do I get the PachiSTAT cable into my Pachislo?
    ·  Can I reset the Token counters?
    ·  Why doesn't my PachiSTAT reset the Tokens in since Regular Bonus Count during a Big Bonus Game?
    ·  What if my machine doesn't have a Regular Bonus?
    ·  I inserted 50 tokens into my pachislo but the counters never changed.
    ·  At the end of Big Bonus Round the PachiSTAT and my Pachislo counts are different

    Answer
    ·  What does the PachiSTAT Battle Counter do?

    The PachiSTAT Battle Counter changes the way you play you Pachislo. Well, not really but now you will know that it is really holding back on you (and laughing at you behind your back). The PachiSTAT is an external device that has been designed to sit on top of your Pachislo machine. It connects to your Pachislo Slot Machine and keeps statistics of how your Pachislo is paying out.

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    ·  How does the PachiSTAT Battle Counter work?

    The PachiSTAT Battle Counter connect to your pachislo slot machine the same way that the Parlors in Japan do. Almost every newer pachislo machine has a stop board. The stop board will look simular to this:


    or this



    Each time a token is played or paid your pachislo machine sends a signal through the stop board. The PachiSTAT Battle Counter sees this signal and keeps track of the tokens in or the tokens out.

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    ·  How do I know if the PachiSTAT Battle Counter will work for my machine?

    There are many reason that a Pachislo machine is released from a parlor in japan. The main reasons are lack of popularity and a machine being older than two years as Japaneese law states that a machine may not be in service for longer than two years. One of the other reason is that there is something wrong with the machine. If there is something wrong with the machine you may never see the problem or it might require a reset every now and then which is fine for home use, but might cost a parlor money to keep having to service the machine. The something wrong with the machine may be that it is not talking to the parlor's computer system but otherwise it works flawlessly, this is the one that the PachiSTAT cares about. There is no easy way to check to see if your pachislo will talk to the PachiSTAT. If after purchasing a PachiSTAT you find that it will not talk to your Pachislo then return the PachiSTAT in same condition it was received in for a full refund (minus any charges for shipping). We want you to be happy with your PachiSTAT purchase.

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    ·  Can I Harm my Pachislo if I hook the PachiSTAT up wrong?

    As long as you connect the Pachislo to the Stop board there is no way you can harm your Pachislo. Connecting the wiring harness backwards or off one pin will not hurt your pachislo. The only thing that will happen is that the PachiSTAT will not work properly.

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    ·  What does the PachiSTAT keep track of?

    The PachiSTAT keeps track of the following Items:

    • Tokens In/Out



    • Tokens in since last Regular/Big Bonus



    • Last(or current)/Largest Big Bonus Payout



    • Current Payout Percentage




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    ·  If I power off my PachiSTAT does it loose it's memory?

    No, The PachiSTAT will automatically save it's counters after 18 seconds of idle time. Idle time is determined by no tokens being inserted or paid out as well as none of the front panel buttons being pressed. The PachiSTAT will let you know that it has saved it counts by display "Autosaving..." on the LCD Display. This message will be displayed until either a token has been played or the 'NEXT' button is pressed.

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    ·  What happens if I power off during a Big Bonus Game?

    The Pachistat does not keep track of the state of a Big Bonus Game. If you power off your PachiSlo machine during a Big Bonus Game and resume the Big Bonus Game at a later time the PachiSTAT will treat this as two different bonus games.

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    ·  What does the PachiSTAT come with?

    The PachiSTAT comes with the following:

    • one PachiSTAT unit
    • DC Power transformer
    • 3ft PachiSTAT interface cable
    • A detailed owners/installation manual

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    ·  Is there a list of machines that the PachiSTAT should work with

    The PachiSTAT has been tested on almost 30 machines in house. The machines were from the following manufacturers:

    • Aruze/Eleco
    • Daido
    • Heiwa/Olympia
    • Luster
    • Sammy/Rodeo
    • Yamasa
    • IGT
    • NET
    • FUJI


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    ·  Are there any machines that are known to not work with the PachiSTAT?

    There are currently no known machines that do not work with the PachiSTAT. Please see our forum for any oddities that have been encountered.

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    ·  How do I get the PachiSTAT cable into my Pachislo?

    On the back of your Pachislo there are holes that are designed for the Pachislo Parlor operators to pass the cable for connection to their system. See the pictures for more information.

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    ·  Can I reset the Token counters?

    Yes, the counters are catagorized in one of two catagories; Token Count and Bonus counts. Token counts consist of token in/out, and tokens in since last Reg/Big Bonus. Bonus Count consists of Last/Largest Big Bonus Payout.

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    ·  Why doesn't my PachiSTAT reset the Tokens in since Regular Bonus Count during a Big Bonus Game?

    While it is true that a Big Bonus Game consists of 2-3 Regular Bonus games the PachiSTAT will treat these different during a Big Bonus Game. The only way to reset the 'Tokens since last RB' is to actually hit a Regular Bonus.

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    ·  What if my machine doesn't have a Regular Bonus?

    If your machine does not award a stand alone Regular Bonus (like Azteca Legend, which is a Type-B machine) then it is possible to turn off the displaying of the 'Tokens since last RB' counter utilizing the configuration menu.

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    ·  I inserted 50 tokens into my pachislo but the counters never changed.

    A pachislo machine only sends data when a token is played or paid. You must start the reels spinning in order for the token counts to change.

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    ·  At the end of Big Bonus Round the PachiSTAT and my Pachislo counts are different

    Different Pachislo machines turn on the Big Bonus signal at different times. Sometimes it is before the initial payout of 15, sometimes after and sometimes in the middle. In order to combat this we set the payout to 15 and wait until the first spin to start counting a Big Bonus payout. The good news is that some machines will not allow you to start your first spin until after all the initial 15 tokens have been accounted for, the bad news is that some machines will allow you to start your first BB round spin while it is still sending the token out signal to the PachiSTAT. If you start your first spin before the signals for the 15 tokens have been sent then the Big Bonus Counter will be off.
    There are two solutions to this problem. One is to wait 2-3 seconds after the 15 tokens have been either added to your credits or spit out to your token tray. The other is to use the either the Token In/Out or Payout Percentage screens of the PachiSTAT to determine when the 15 token payout is complete.

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