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Re: [z_scale] Short Circuits

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  • Daniel Baechtold
    Hi gang! ... This comes near to my opinion! ... Do there really exist power supplies without crowbar protection? My power supplies have all a crowbar
    Message 1 of 12 , Feb 1, 2001
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      Hi gang!

      > >A loco doesn't get damaged. It will only stop exactly above the polarity
      > >change, and wait there till you get the polarity in order. It might be
      > that the
      > >Motor will get a bit warm, ut this shouldn't really damage the loco.
      >
      >
      > Not so depending on the wiring of your loco. When you locomotive staddles
      > the insulated block and the power is applied on both sides but of opposite
      > polarities a dead short is created by the locomotive wiring which collect
      > power from both side of both tru

      This comes near to my opinion!

      > For those who do not have a crowbar protection circuit in your power
      > supplies

      Do there really exist power supplies without crowbar protection? My power
      supplies have all a crowbar protection, thank god.

      >there is simple solution. Purchase a lamp which requires half an amp
      > supply at 10 volts to light it and place it not across the power pack
      output
      > but in series in one lead of yo
      >

      That's a great iedea and simple to install! Bravo Garth!!!

      Regards Daniel

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      Daniel Baechtold
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      CH-4242 Laufen

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