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61473Re: Amperage Draw

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  • Glen Chenier
    May 2 5:15 PM
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      --- In z_scale@yahoogroups.com, "Don A" <zbarr474@...> wrote:

      > I still would like to know if a near zero reading is normal for a Z Scale DCC engine merely sitting on the tracks. IOW "idling", but set to go if you call up it's decoder number.
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      > ...don


      Yes, this is normal. Have not used the meter you describe, but the only current draw from an idle locomotive is that drawn by the headlight if it is turned on, and a tiny current draw to power the decoder. If the motor is not being powered it will not draw curent.
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