JAMMA to Taito Cabinet Adapter

Description

Allows you to use your JAMMA game in a cabinet wired according to the Taito classic pre-JAMMA pinout class.

As a general rule, Taito game cabinets in this conversion class, have a regular edge card connector (G) for audio / video and controls, as well as a large 12 pin header (H) for power. Some games may also have another card edge connector (T) for additional power delivery.

This adapter only requires that the H connector be plugged in. The T connector is not required and should be left unused.

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Pinout

This adapter follows the following cabinet pinout scheme:

Main (Cabinet Harness) Connector (G)
SOLDER SIDE PARTS SIDE
GND GND
VGND VRED
VBLUE VGREEN
NC VSYNC
SPK- SPK+
 POST  POST
RST NC
COIN2 COIN1
COUNT2 COUNT1
LOCK2 LOCK1
TILT SVC
P2START P1START
P2UP P1UP
P2DOWN P1DOWN
P2RIGHT P1RIGHT
P2LEFT P1LEFT
NC NC
NC NC
NC NC
NC NC
P2B1 P1B1
P2B2 P1B2

(PCB edge connector facing away, list is ordered right to left)

Power Connector (H)
PIN
FUNCTION
1 GND
2 GND
3 GND
4 GND
5 +5V
6 +5V
7 +5V
8 -5V
9 +12V
10 KEY
11 +12V
12 +12V

Compatible Games

This is the list of compatible game cabinets that can be used with this adapter:

Some games in the list above, like Arkanoid and Operation Wolf, have atypical controls and aren’t compatible with JAMMA controls. While the game will run and display fine, it can’t be played normally.

Button and Switch Layout:

In most circumstances this adapter will work as intended with your cabinet without any modifications. Problems may occur playing some JAMMA games in a modified cabinet with less than 2 buttons, or only one coin switch present.

If the button order is wrong you may need to swap the wires going to the buttons behind the control panel. If a button doesn’t register at all, say only JAMMA button 2 works, you may need to run a jumper from button 2 to button 1 at the cabinet wire harness edge connector.

If the game can’t be coined up, say in a case where only COIN2 switch is wired in the cabinet, and the game only supports the COIN1 switch, you may need to swap the coin wires on the harness or potentially jumper them together to get the game to coin up.

Revision History:

Rev 1.0: Initial Design. This is the current production version.

Specifications

Board Size: 50mm x 112mm
Current Carrying Capacity: 5V – 12A, 12V – 12A,