32442Re: [Z_Scale] Marklin Z Track
- May 1, 2005Uwe:
> Here I have some of those tracks too which I believe to be originallyRemember, I'm the electrical "conservative" in the crowd. It just goes
> Märklin tracks, and they have 1N4001 diodes installed. The same is
> true for the return loop set 8993 from Märklin.
> How safe are those installations?
against my fabric to risk tearing into finished scenery at some future point to dig
out a wire, or component, that has failed. I can never, ever, get the
scenery to look right afterwards. Sort of like trying to patch a crack in the wall
of a house. You can always tell you've repaired it.
The 1N4001 is a 50 volt version, and I suspect it is in the range of
"acceptable" solutions. Its 1 amp current rating is probably just fine for Marklin
and MTL (MRC 1300) type packs. It you move up to a higher output power supply
(amps) I would be more concerned.
On this list, where heavens-know-what power packs a given person is using, I
default to the higher 3 amp recommendation and have the confidence that I
won't get a fire-and-brimstone email from someone in the future because the diode
The cost of the 1N4001, 1N4002 and 1N5401 are identical at most retailers.
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