My Tech II is indeed pulse so maybe I should not use it as a
precaution. I believet that I will be wanting to go DCC anyway but
for now I need a simple pack and Jay Greer suggested the Lajos Theck
Snail Speed Controller which looks very good but may be more
suitable to very small layouts (???).
For DCC I know that Digitrax has some decoders suggested for Z. Is
their power system suitable, do you know?
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> --- "Terry J.N. Rowsell" <terryrowsell@...> a
> écrit :
> > Hi everyone,
> > Besides Marklin, are there recommended power packs
> > for Z?
> > I have a Tech II power pack I used to use for N. I
> > know that I can
> > only turn it up so high so I have used a voltmeter
> > and marked that
> > spot. Beyond that is the power pack safe? It seems
> > to run the trains
> > fine.
> Hi Terry, as far as I know, besides Marklin there
> isn't any powerpack that gives only 8 volts DC.
> So if you want to be sure not to exceed the
> recommanded voltage indeed it' s worth to use a
> BTW, average Z locos are pretty fast under 8 volts
> (except maybe the MTL F7). That means that if you
> wan't to operate your trains under a prototypical
> speed (especially on switching operations) you'll be
> far from the 8, 9 or 10 volts limit (depending on the
> model and manufacturer).
> That said, all I've heard and what myself I stick on,
> is that one has to avoid pulse power, that should lead
> to engine overheating with their tiny motors.
> So when choosing a power pack, you have to ensure with
> the dealer it's not pulse power technology.
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