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Flashers

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coils:
coil_player:
lights:
light_player:
flasher_player:

MPF includes support for flashers, which are essentially just really bright lights that are controlled via high-power driver transistors instead of low-power lighting circuitry.

MPF’s flasher devices are only used in older machines (WPC, Stern SAM, System 11) since modern LED-based machines typically use regular LED devices (or combinations of them) as flashers. (So basically a “flasher” in MPF is any single-color light that’s connected to a driver output rather than a light output.

Starting with MPF 0.50 flashers and lights have been unified. Depending on your platform flashers might be lights: or coils:. In most cases they are configures as coil:

coils:
  flasher_coil_4:
    number: 4
    allow_enable: True

Then add them as light:

lights:
  flasher_4:
    number: flasher_coil_4
    platform: drivers

Now you can use them in flasher_player: (or also in light_player: if you want to enable the flasher permanently).

flasher_player:
  flash:
    flasher_01: 100ms
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