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Title: EZ Track Swithch
Post by: Zug on January 08, 2018, 12:40:44 PM
I have an EZ Track switch that a couple of days ago started shorting out my system when an engine runs over it. It's OK in the turning position, but shorts out in the straight position.  I need some ideas as to what is causing this. Nothing has changed on the layout.


Title: Re: EZ Track Swithch
Post by: Tom_C on January 08, 2018, 03:24:37 PM
Is the switch manual, remote or DCC?

Do you have a multimeter?


Title: Re: EZ Track Swithch
Post by: Zug on January 08, 2018, 07:15:28 PM
Thanks, Tom.
The switch is remote. Very strange that it just acted up after three years.
Roy


Title: Re: EZ Track Swithch
Post by: Jhanecker2 on January 08, 2018, 07:51:35 PM
To Zug :  How much electrical skill do you have ?   You may have a loose and / or a broken wire in the base of the switch . You can test for this with a Multi-meter .  John2 .


Title: Re: EZ Track Swithch
Post by: Zug on January 09, 2018, 10:20:48 AM
I checked with my multimeter and find there is no power in the frog when the switch is in the straight position. There is power in the curved position. Unfortunately the switch is a crossover that is going to be a pain to take out.