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Re: Aristo DCC plug on Dash 9

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  • Jeff
    Thanks to Joel, I now have my Dash 9 set up the same way, except that I still need to pick up a relay for the ditch lights. Thanks Joel!! ... to ... up ... and
    Message 1 of 4 , Aug 2, 2006
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      Thanks to Joel, I now have my Dash 9 set up the same way, except
      that I still need to pick up a relay for the ditch lights. Thanks
      Joel!!


      --- In AirWire@yahoogroups.com, "Joel Waterman"
      <rushbury_valley@...> wrote:
      >
      > I am now finished the Dash 9.
      >
      > Wires to the 2 motor leads on the DCC plug worked fine, but wires
      to
      > the light control leads did nothing. There are negative from the
      > AirWire and there is no positive to drive the regulator. I ended
      up
      > supplying battery + to one track pin and battery - to the other
      and it
      > worked fine (I also disconnected the track pickup wires so there
      will
      > be no surprises with live track)
      >
      > I now have separate control of the normal lights (switch on the
      > engine), directional lights (F 0) and the ditch lights (with a
      relay
      > controlled by F 6)
      >
      > Joel
      >
      >
      > --- In AirWire@yahoogroups.com, "Robert Rose" <sandyr2@> wrote:
      > >
      > >
      > > >Joel,
      > > If it is like the Aristo Mikado the + voltage for the lights
      comes
      > > from a voltage regulator LM2940-5 mounted in the loco. If I
      > remember
      > > correctly it is the one which uses the lead weight as a heat
      sink
      > and
      > > is mounted on it. Aristo has the Micado schematic posted on
      their
      > > site which may be of some help. All the AirWire does is switch
      > ground
      > > to the front or rear headlamp.
      >
      > > Bob
      > >
      >
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