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Mr. C

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« on: April 22, 2016, 08:44:50 AM »

I am running DCC command with a 5 amp power booster and when I check my track voltage it is only approx 9 volts. Why not 12?
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bapguy

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« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2016, 08:58:57 AM »

What system? Some have settings for N,HO, and O scales which will put out different voltages.  Joe
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jonathan


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« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2016, 09:34:19 AM »

Agreed.

We have this problem, all the time, at the club.  Somehow our boosters get switched to "N" by accident from time-to-time.  The 12 volt output is just enough so no one notices until multiple trains are running.  The "HO" output should run from 14-16 volts.  Which should be plenty for multiple trains.

Regards,

Jonathan
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Mr. C

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« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2016, 04:22:08 PM »

This is the 5amp power booster sold by Bachmann. Their is only a switch for 12 0r 18 volts.
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RAM

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« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2016, 10:20:32 PM »

Well put it on 18v.
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« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2016, 10:41:58 AM »

All other things being as they should be --  around 7 volts indicates there is no DCC signal from the E-Z Command Control Center. Remember DCC is a high frequency AC square waveform.
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