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What is the difference between a Sit N Charge slot USB cable and a generic USB extension?
Our Sit N Charge slot cables are more than just a USB extension. We have developed the perfect solution for your slot machines (and other furniture).
- First, our cables have a better gauge wire inside the cable for faster charging.
- Second, our female USB is lit by an LED for customer convenience.
- Third, our USB cables have NO DATA wires inside them, and are compliant where gaming boards have issues with data control inside slots.
- Fourth, our data cables are encased in Metal casings that are exactly the size of the holes punched into slots for a Lock Barrel. Our cable will thread through an empty lock barrel.
Metal lock barrels are more secure and make a smaller hole to help eliminate tampering.
- Fifth, we put a patented chip inside our lock barrel USB extension that will allow all different kinds of phones and tablets to charge. If you plan to provide a USB charging socket at your slot, you don’t want customers to plug in a phone or tablet that will not work.
Our “Magic Adapter” as seen on our website, is a “universal” plug that we sell that lets users charge every type of phone. Inside that Magic Adapter is the chip that we had installed inside every Barrel Lock USB cable. A regular USB extension cable just doesn’t have this.
The average USB plug (generic) will be plastic, not metal, will not be lit, will not have the larger gauge wires inside, will not block data transfer, and will not have the patented chip inside to charge all types of phones.
As for the power units that provide power, if you have 110 or 120 Volt inside your slot, we offer our single USB charger that puts out 2.1 amp (large enough for any phone or tablet).
You can also plug our cable into any motherboard that has a USB power output of 5 volts DC. In some situations, gaming may not allow tapping into any socket inside the slot, so you have to run your cable through and through, and outside the slot, you can plug two machines into one of our dual chargers that have an output of 2.1 amp on each USB.
These chargers are special made, because most other dual chargers have 1A and 2.1A and are 3.1A total output. Our dual chargers are 4.2A output so that you get the maximum charging on both slots if both are in use, and someone plugs in a device that requires 2.1A.
When you provide charging power to a customer sitting at a slot, it is important that they get all the power they need, and that the charging system is compatible with their phone, and that they are assured that your charging system is not wired up for data transfer (no data wires). We meet all these requirements.
Power consumption and facts about Sit N Charge equipment
Sit N Charge provides 5v DC power to USB outlets for phone charging. Many of these devices are now mounted on Poker tables.
The transformer that converts 120 Volts AC to 5 Volts DC is a 35 watt total output system. The math behind this is that 7 amp output times 5 volts equals 35 watts. And, 35 watts is used only if there are enough cell phones and tablets drawing a full 7 amps at one time. Cell phones use 1 amp at 5 volts, or 5 watts of power per hour. We install two transformers per table so we can charge up to 10 tablets and phones at the same time. The max draw on a table with cell phones and tablets would be 70 watts of power an hour. That’s equivalent to a little more than one 60 watt light bulb as you can see).
So, if electricity is 11 cents per Kilowatt (as it is here) then 11 cents would power one poker table, 10 usb sockets with 70 watts for 14 hours on a two transformer system.
One poker table running at 24 hours, fully plugged in, running maximum, would pencil out to 18 cents in electricity.
One last measurement, is the total amps used in AC power. We said that the transformer puts out 7 amps of power at 5 volts DC. Well, the draw on the AC line in is 35 watts divided by the 120 volts, and we get .3 amps (that’s three tenths of an amp) per box. So, one poker table will draw .6 amps (six tenths of one amp). of AC power through the socket and to the circuit breaker.
Now your electrician can just add up the tables on one circuit, and multiply the tables by .6 amps to get total amps on that one circuit. So, by example, if you have ten poker tables all wired into the same circuit breaker, our 14 transformer boxes would collectively pull 6 amps AC This is the information that your in house electrician will need to know.
The cost then, of providing electricity to patrons, is $1.80 a day per 10 tables running all sockets all the time 24 hours.
I hope this has been of some value in your evaluations of Sit N Charge systems.
How Long do we warranty the products?
Sit N Charge, LLC warrants its product to be free of all defects in material and workmanship for 2 years from date of sale. Within the period of this warranty, Sit N Charge will replace, free of charge; any part proving defective in material or workmanship.
This warranty does not apply to any costs, repairs, or services for the following:
- Repairs necessitated by use other than normal use.
- Damage resulting from misuse, abuse, accidents, alterations, or improper installation by customer.
- Corrective work necessitated by installations made by anyone other than a Sit N Charge, LLC authorized installers.
In no event shall Sit N Charge, LLC be liable for consequential damages for breach of this warranty. Some States do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to the buyer. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. You have the right to bring any action at law or equity to resolve disputes concerning or to enforce the provisions of this warranty.
Do you have an Installation Manual?
Click below for the installation manual.
Do you have an installation video?
Yes, here is the link.