RE: [z_scale] uhlenbrock?
Yes and no - don't forget that almost all DCC decoders use pulse power
to *simulate* the desired voltage. If you feed your rails 16 volts, then
you Z Scale loco is going to get 16 Volt pulses (albeit very quickly)
and that builds up heat awful fast.
I have had best results when I lower the entire DCC system's voltage to
10 volts. Most DCC systems still work fine, and I can lower the voltage
at the power supply level. It is a fairly easy solution.
From: ted_lamar@... [mailto:ted_lamar@...]
Sent: Monday, November 03, 2003 3:12 PM
Subject: Re: [z_scale] uhlenbrock?
>which will limit (or boost?) theIt would seem to me that you could just alter the "speed table" in the
>voltage to around 10 volts, perfect for Z-scale
decoder in order to limit the voltage. 16 volts on a Z dcc system
shouldn't be an issue, as the decoder gets the current, not the
The loco only gets juice delivered from the decoder.
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>Dont forget that almost all DCC decoders use pulse powerRight!! Thanks - I remember that now. I've never had to pay attention
>to *simulate* the desired voltage. If you feed your rails 16 volts, then
>you Z Scale loco is going to get 16 Volt pulses
with my HO gear. :)