I ordered a couple LAI locks to check them out and ended up ordering the wrong kind. I ordered the B622F 600 series high security cam locks that can fit the cylinder locks that I also ordered. But with the high security locks you can not remove the key when the lock is unlocked, it has to be in the locked position to remove the key. This feature is really crappy because the Fragramatics vacuum has 3 locks on the door so I would need 3 keys to open the door, not cool. So I am going to have to purchase some 500 series cam locks, but the 500 series can turn right and left where the high security can only do one or the other, which is good. Wow what a pain.
I received my Van Lock replacements today! I decided to go with LAI because I really like how everything can be keyed alike. Even though it is not really true in my case and I need 2 keys.
I just realized that my credit card acceptor has not been working for around a week so I checked it out with a voltmeter. The meter was telling me that the credit card reader was dead. So I called Hamilton to help me troubleshoot the problem. First problem was they could not dial into my entry system (acw-5). So I tried to post a report by hitting F2, F2, Y on the handheld. That is why the handheld (first picture) had the “LAST POST **ERRORR**” message, this means that the entry unit can not dial out. The problem ended up being a punch down that broke (second picture).
Then I called Hamilton back again and they trouble shot the credit card acceptor again and declared it dead. It is still under warranty so Randy Nix at Eagle Car Wash fixed me up and they are going to send me a replacement. I really appreciate Randy; he is a great Hamilton Distributor and guy. He even calls back and handles problems for you!
To get the Hamilton credit card acceptor out of the unit there are 4 bolts that hold it into the acw-5. Unbolt them and the credit card acceptor comes right out. Then remove 2 screws and the acceptor comes off the holder. I then mounted the new acceptor and reversed the process, tested my credit card and everything worked great! Now I can accept credit cards with my acw-5.