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Author Topic: Multiple EZ Track re-railers to 1 power source?  (Read 1381 times)
grampajoe

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« on: July 21, 2009, 07:01:37 PM »

I have 3 EZ-Track re-railers which are used to connect to the power pack.  Unfortunately, the re-railers have a "jack" which plugs into the power pack.
Since I only have 2 power packs, is it possible for me to splice 2 of the re-railer wires together into a single jack?
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pcctrolleyII

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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2009, 07:33:38 PM »

You can slice the two rerailers and have them run off one power pack. the other one would need its own unless its a small lay out then you might be able to get away with 3 on one power pack.
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glennk28

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« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2009, 08:46:54 PM »

just be sure to keep the wire/rail polarity correct.  If you have a short circuit--this is the first place to look.  gj
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« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2009, 09:39:32 PM »

If you do get a short when using multiple terminal/rerailer sections, unplug the wires from all of them except one.  This should clear the short.  Then plug back in, one at a time.  Check for shorts each time.  If the supply is shorted after plugging into a terminal/rerailer, unplug that one, turn the plug over, and reinsert it.  Continue until all the plugs are in place.

If you find one plug causes a short no matter which way you plug it in, you either have a short in the tracks or a return loop.

Jim
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grampajoe

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« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2009, 08:20:40 AM »

Thanks guys.   I'll give it a try...........
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