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Changing The Output Voltage of The Lenz LZV100

Posted by on Mar 23, 2018 in Tony's Tips |

This entails changing the value of CV7 in the programming software which resides in the LZV100. Use the LH100 Keypad Dispatcher’s Throttle. Use Programming on the Main [POM] just as though you are programming a loco decoder, but you don’t need to specify an address. Press <F7> to get to POM mode. Program CV7 and set CV 7=50. The red LED on the front of LZV100 begins to flash. While the LED is flashing, set CV7=30 This will set the output voltage to 15V. This must be...

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DCC Specialties Wabbits and CMOS Route Display

Posted by on Mar 14, 2018 in Tony's Tips |

 I have a number of Wabbits w/ feedback installed on my layout and they are working great.  I would like to use the feedback opto-isolators to interface with a 4000 series CMOS logic circuit for route display with LEDs. I would assume having a resistor between the + of my 9V power supply to pin 1 of J5 or J6 and pin 2 connected to the – (ground) of the supply would give the proper input to the logic circuit, from pin 1 and 2?  Likewise for pin 3 and 4 for the Throw...

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PSX & PSX-AR Wiring Configurations

Posted by on Mar 14, 2018 in Tony's Tips |

When you have two wires close together in parallel, the magnetic fields due to current flow in each wire couple into the other wire. If you make those currents equal and opposite (such as a main DCC bus), then the magnetic fields will cancel. Since inductance is caused by energy stored in the magnetic field of a wire, if you have the magnetic fields cancel, you have also cancelled the inductance. While this is true for any length of wire, for practical purposes with DCC,...

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DCC Specialties RRampMeter Voltage Reading

Posted by on Mar 14, 2018 in Tony's Tips |

The lowest DC voltage that the basic RRampMeter can read is about 9.5 volts. This is because it takes about this much voltage to power the RRampMeter from the input voltage. However, the Version III can operate selectively from either the input voltage or a 9V battery. The Version III, when operating on the battery, can measure DC, DCC, or AC down to 0 volts. Note that in this configuration, the v.III may not read 0 with no input connected. However, a short across the input...

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Reset NCE Power Cab

Posted by on Mar 7, 2018 in Tony's Tips |

To reset the command station section of the Power Cab Press <Prog/Esc> five times. The cab will display “SET CMD STATION” Press <enter> 12 times. The cab will display “Reset System?” Press <6> for Yes Press <1> to confirm The system will blink off for a few seconds then come back up. ================================= You must also reset the cab portion of the Power Cab as below. Unplug the cable from the bottom of the Power Cab. Hold down...

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Signaling NCE Light-It DCC Lighting Decoder

Posted by on Dec 21, 2017 in News, Tony's Tips |

Product Evaluation by Dana Brown Light-It Manual Illuminator Manual 5240161 Light It-3: Three pack of the Light-It Decoder 5240162 Light It-6: Six pack of the Light-It Decoder 5240163 Light It-15: Fifteen pack of the Light-It Decoder 5240164 Illuminator: Single Scenic Lighting Decoder 5240165 Illuminator-5: Five pack Scenic Lighting Decoder Someone asked me about a simple method of running block signals on a railroad. With block detectors connected to each block and a NCE...

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