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FAST Cabinet I/O Board

Part Number: FP-I/O-0024

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The FAST Cabinet I/O Board is a special purpose I/O board designed for placement in the pinball cabinet itself. This board handles all cabinet buttons & switches, including flippers, start button, launch, tilt(s), coin switches, service buttons, bill validators, etc. It also includes 8 drivers—a standard high current one for a knocker, and 7 low current drivers to control LEDs in flashing buttons and the digital interfaces for card and bill readers.

Cabinet I/O board features

Since this Cabinet I/O Board is part of the "Gen 2" modern platform (for machines built with the FAST Neuron Controller), switch and driver pairs can be on different boards, so you can have your flipper buttons connected to this Cabinet I/O Board while the flipper coils and EOS switches are connected to a different I/O Board under the playfield.

The FAST Cabinet I/O Board has three switch headers (for the cabinet's left side switches & buttons, the right side ones, and coin door interfaces).

Note that this I/O Board only works with FAST Neuron Controllers. It is not compatible with the "Gen 1" controllers such as the Nano.

Features

  • 24 switch inputs, 8 driver outputs.
  • Specialized 13-pin headers for cabinet left, cabinet right, coin door, and bill/card/ticket interfaces, with the correct mixes of switch inputs, low current drivers, digital outputs, and 12V and 5V power outputs.
  • 1 standard high current driver for a knocker.
  • 6 low current drivers for lighting LEDs for lighted buttons, coin reject LEDs, etc.
  • 2 digital outputs (both active low and active high) for controlling the enable signals for for bill validators and card readers. (Note that some digital outputs and low current drivers are shared, there are 7 total available between the two types.)

Driver Outputs

The Cabinet I/O board has 8 drivers. These are distributed across the various four headers on the board. The drivers are:

  • L0 - L5 are normal drivers for LEDs or anything that requires a current-limited open drain. Returns can be 12V or 5V (both are provided on all four headers).
  • D6 is a digital driver, open drain, good for up to 200mA. This can drive the ground side of a 12V or 5V referenced signal. The digital driver outputs are typically used for bill validator or ticket enable control lines, though they could drive other logic circuits too.
  • D5 and D6 are TTL outputs. They must be referenced to 0 or 5V and can drive up to 20mA. Note that D5 and L5 share the same driver control line, so you can use one or the other.
  • D1 on header J2 for the knocker or other high current device is a standard high current driver just like any other driver on a standard FAST playfield I/O board.

Connectors Housings Needed

Qty Pins Size Description
4 13-pin 0.100" switches / low current drivers
1 3-pin 0.156" 12V power out
2 4-pin 0.156" power in / knocker

Mechanical Diagram

Dimensions are in mm

Mechanical Diagram

Status LEDs

Coming soon ...

MOSFET / driver mapping

Coming soon ...

Firmware Updates

FAST I/O Boards have microprocessors on them, which means they have firmware. Unlike playfield I/O boards, the cabinet I/O board is only compatible with Neuron Controllers and will not function with a Nano. Check our firmware page to see the latest versions and learn how to update your boards if needed.

Wiring Guides

Cabinet I/O Board Wiring Guide

Connector Pinouts

J1 PIN CABINET LEFT 1×13-Pin .100″
8 Switch 8 INPUT
9 Switch 9 INPUT
10 Switch 10 INPUT
11 Switch 11 INPUT
12 Switch 12 INPUT
13 Switch 13 INPUT
14 Switch 14 INPUT
15 Switch 15 INPUT
G Switch Return Ground OUTPUT
5V 5V always on OUTPUT
L2 Low current driver 2 OUTPUT
L3 Low current driver 3 OUTPUT
V+ 12V always on OUTPUT
J2 PIN KNOCKER 1x4-Pin 0.156"
D1 Driver 1 OUTPUT
K KEY N/A
TG Toxic Ground OUTPUT
H2 48V H2 circuit OUTPUT
J3 PIN TO FILTER BOARD 1x4-Pin 0.156"
12 12V INPUT
G 12V Ground INPUT
TG Toxic Ground INPUT
H2 48V H2 circuit INPUT
J4 PIN COIN DOOR 1×13-Pin .100″
0 Switch 0 INPUT
1 Switch 1 INPUT
2 Switch 2 INPUT
3 Switch 3 INPUT
4 Switch 4 INPUT
5 Switch 5 INPUT
6 Switch 6 INPUT
7 Switch 7 INPUT
G Switch Return Ground OUTPUT
5V 5V always on OUTPUT
L0 Low current driver 0 OUTPUT
L1 Low current driver 1 OUTPUT
V+ 12V always on OUTPUT

Coin Door switch labels may be misprinted

Some revisions of the Cabinet I/O board have a labeling error for the coin door header J4 where the switch inputs were labeled 0-7-6-5-4-2-1-0 instead of 7-6-5-4-3-2-1-0. If you have one of those boards, just ignore the labels as the pins and electronics are correct.

J6 WIRE NODE IN RJ45 – CAT5e/CAT6
1 COM ENABLE INPUT
2 GROUND GROUND
3 Fused 12v OUTPUT
4 COM- INPUT
5 COM+ INPUT
6 Fused 12v OUTPUT
7 GROUND GROUND
8 GROUND GROUND
J7 NODE OUT RJ45 – CAT5e/CAT6
1 COM ENABLE OUTPUT
2 GROUND GROUND
3 Fused 12v OUTPUT
4 COM- OUTPUT
5 COM+ OUTPUT
6 Fused 12v OUTPUT
7 GROUND GROUND
8 GROUND GROUND
J9 PIN CABINET RIGHT 1×13-Pin .100″
16 Switch 16 INPUT
17 Switch 17 INPUT
18 Switch 18 INPUT
19 Switch 19 INPUT
20 Switch 20 INPUT
21 Switch 21 INPUT
22 Switch 22 INPUT
23 Switch 23 INPUT
G Switch Return Ground OUTPUT
5V 5V always on OUTPUT
L4 Low current driver 4 OUTPUT
L5 Low current driver 5* OUTPUT
V+ 12V always on OUTPUT

* L5 (on J9) and D5 (J10) share the same driver control line, so you can use one or the other.

J10 PIN BILL/CARD/TICKET 1×13-Pin .100″
21 Switch 8 INPUT
22 Switch 9 INPUT
23 Switch 10 INPUT
D6 Digital Driver 6 INPUT
D5 TTL Driver 5 INPUT
D6 TTL Driver 6 INPUT
G Switch Return Ground OUTPUT
G Switch Return Ground OUTPUT
G Switch Return Ground OUTPUT
5V 5V always on OUTPUT
L3 Low current driver 2 OUTPUT
L5 Low current driver 3 OUTPUT
V+ 12V always on OUTPUT
J11 PIN SHAKER PWR 1×3-Pin .156″
K KEY N/A
+ 12V out OUTPUT
- Ground OUTPUT

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