Re: Resistance for Battery Power
- Hello Mike...
I have no idea what the problem might be..... mechanical bind?? Loss of
power?? Dirty tracks or wheels??
I believe that ( unless the resistor is burned out and no longer conducting )
that using a higher wattge will not do any good.
First I would check for mechanical binds (to avoid 'frying' the motor), then go
after other possible causes.
Like maybe measuring the voltage on the track...
I am forwarding this to the Z List to see what kinds of answers might show up.
Lots of luck!!
----- Original Message -----
To: "Bim Bousman" <bim@...>
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2001 8:53 AM
Subject: Re: Resistance for Battery Power
> --- In z_scale@y..., "Bim Bousman" <bim@s...> wrote:
> > Hello again regarding battery power for Z equipment...
> > Today I experimented with a 9 volt battery and some resistors using
> a 8895 and a
> > 88051, both with 5 pole motors. I have some of the little 9 volt
> > holder-with-reversing switch 'controllers' that Marklin puts into
> their 81520
> > Start Set.
> Hi there. I'm new to Z. I just got the 81520 starter set. I saw your
> post and wanted to slow my train down too.
> > With 30 ohms in series, both ran at what looked to me like might be
> > acceptable speed.
> > The 10 ohm resistors that I used are all 1/4 watt, I believe, and
> none of them
> > got hot to the touch during testing.
> I'm using a 27 ohm 1/4 watt resistor in series with a fresh 9V
> The train goes once around the oval (at a sedate speed) and then
> jerks to a stop. The resistor doesn't feel hot, but could it be
> overloading? Should I try a 1/2 watt resistor? Anything else?
> Thanks in advance,
> Mike Nosal