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#26 danic19

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 14:11

P.s I have 6 of them and all of them do this but on the odd occasion they do change instantly and cause no power disruptions.

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 08:54

P.s I have 6 of them and all of them do this but on the odd occasion they do change instantly and cause no power disruptions.
Dan


Is the frog still wired to the switch rails? I once spent a weekend fighting a layout that was fine (!) on DC but kept getting momentary shorts on DCC because the switch rails and additional microswitches were both doing the same thing but not necessarily at the same time.

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 20:31

Hi yeah the wires between the switch rails and frogs have been cut on all points.
Thanks for the help though

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 09:59

Hi yeah the wires between the switch rails and frogs have been cut on all points.
Thanks for the help though


Hi Dan,

Following on from that, are the switch rails wired to the stock rails (as in post 19) and the hinges clean...? If the contact isn't sufficiently reliable then the juicer won't detect a short and change polarity, and the loco stalls with all pickup wheels on rails of the same polarity.

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 16:32

Hi Dan,

Following on from that, are the switch rails wired to the stock rails (as in post 19) and the hinges clean...? If the contact isn't sufficiently reliable then the juicer won't detect a short and change polarity, and the loco stalls with all pickup wheels on rails of the same polarity.

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i have just been and checked everything, anything that needed cleaned has been cleaned and the problem is still there. I was wondering would the distance from the place where the power is taken from the track make a difference.



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Posted 12 August 2017 - 20:12

If you want people to help you resolve your difficulty you must give all the information regarding wiring etc.  Make a diagram of the track, show all insulated joiners and all feeds, plus how each DCC80 is connected to the track.


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Posted 12 August 2017 - 21:32

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i have just been and checked everything, anything that needed cleaned has been cleaned and the problem is still there. I was wondering would the distance from the place where the power is taken from the track make a difference.


If it's over a scale couple of miles, then yes. Otherwise I'd be bench testing a DCC80 on a spare but identical turnout with a short section of track on each end.
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Posted 12 August 2017 - 22:02

I have started using DCC80s and I wish I had found them ages ago. Brilliant piece of kit.

Can't help with any 'problems' people may have as I have yet to experience any. Sorry.

Phil









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