Piano, Organ, and Keyboard/Chime interface to Rodgers 110

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Can you tell me where to find the keyboard connections to connect a chime system to the Rodgers 110 organ keyboard?

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Hello Larry,  The answer depends on the type of chimes you have and how your instrument was set up to accept chimes (assuming it has been).  A lot of earlier instruments had an extra set of heavy current contacts mounted beneath the keyboards that allows you to connect the chimes directly, doorbell fashion.  I will assume we are talking about tubular chimes. Some instruments offer a data line output to connect appropriate driver boards to run pipes, percussions, etc.  Lastly, some organs provided a MIDI output which can connect to an AC chime driver as well.  The organ, having been built in 1969, suggests you may have the under-the-keyboard contacts to wire to.  You could call Rodgers directly, ask for technical help and inquire about your 110.  Having a serial number might be helpful as well (503 648 4181).

If you have tubular chimes and your instrument has the separate heavy duty chime contacts installed, you should be good.  However, if not, you will need to have a relay interface (either mechanical or solid state) to key first, then in turn key the heavy chime solenoids.  Chimes typically use heavy current AC to operate.  The typical relatively delicate key contacts the organ uses would quickly burn and break.
  

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