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Title: AC accessories wired to DC
Post by: Alez on September 14, 2017, 12:46:01 PM
Newbie to wiring DC track.

Can you wire a AC light directly to a spur line if the power to the track is
only on when the track is in use. I'm trying to use the light as a reminder
to show if the tracks power is on or off.
If there is a better way please advise.

Thanks for your help


Title: Re: AC accessories wired to DC
Post by: RAM on September 14, 2017, 10:27:44 PM
Yes you can run a wire from each rail to a light. If there power to the rails the light will be on.


Title: Re: AC accessories wired to DC
Post by: RAM on September 17, 2017, 05:02:56 PM
Well it should last a long time.  you could add a small resistor that would cut the amount of light, but make it last longer.