I recently purchased the following Coin Acceptor online: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00C16P03I/
Here's the manual:
And I started hooking it up to my Arduino (pictured below)
As you can see, so far I have the Black wire connected to the GND terminal (on my screw shield), and the White wire connected to the digital pin 2.
However, the two remaining wires Red and Grey are putting me off and I want to make sure that I don't end up frying the whole thing. I'd say this is my first intermediate project with the Arduino so I'm coming on here just to make sure I'm doing this correctly.
On the manual, it indicates that the working voltage is 12V, however from what I know, the Arduino's max is 5V. I did a bit of research and even asked on the seller's Amazon page and I got a "Yes it can run on the Arduino", also there is a whole Instructables tutorial on getting it to run with the Arduino but they seem to gloss over how to actually hook it up. Could someone please explain to me if it is possible and how?
Also, the Grey wire is suppose to be hooked up to "Counter", I'm not exactly sure what to do with that one because the Coin Counter is on the Coin Acceptor itself to my knowledge and that is what I have all the wires plugged into. I have a guess that it may have something to do with the following though:
The seller also included a separate board with a Coin Counter (pictured below) along with 4 USB cables, but did not provide instruction on how to connect that to the Coin Acceptor, here's a link to pics of the board: http://i.imgur.com/gkeDTiD.jpg http://i.imgur.com/8VamE10.jpg
The board also came with 2 cables, with wires having open ends. The smaller one is pictured plugged into the board (and has 2 wires) and the larger one is directly above the board in the picture (and has 3 wires).
Thanks in advance!