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This page is reference material which explains every setting and option for this section of an MPF yaml config file. See the instructions for config files for formatting and other details. See our guide to config file examples for more examples of real configs in action.

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Some devices offer one or multiple coil_overwrites: settings where you can overwrite coil settings.

Most commonly this is used in /config/autofire_coils and /config/autofire_coils.

Optional settings

The following sections are optional in the coil_overwrites: section of your config. (If you don't include them, the default will be used).


Single value, type: float(0,1).

Overwrite the hold_power of the coil for this device. See default_hold_power in /config/autofire_coils for details.


Single value, type: time string (ms) (Instructions for entering time strings).

Overwrite the pulse_ms of the coil for this device. See default_pulse_ms in /config/autofire_coils for details.


Single value, type: float(0,1).

Overwrite the pulse_power of the coil for this device. See default_pulse_power in /config/autofire_coils for details.


Single value, type: boolean (Yes/No or True/False).

Overwrite the recycle setting of the coil for this device. See recycle in /config/autofire_coils for details.

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