12th Jul 2022, 11:36 AM
Recommendations for a decent power pack that won't fry my decoders?
I've been doing my DC testing for ever with a solid, dependable but old power pack that my dad bought in the 70's. Turns out that despite saying it only goes up to 14 volts, it actually seems to be putting out 18 volts under load at full throttle. Cue two DCC duel mode engines that only tolerate 15-16 volts and have realistic speed curves, and the result is two fried decoders.
Obviously I need a replacement. I'm looking for something decent medium-medium-upper range that definitely won't put out more than 14 volts (preferably 12), but otherwise doesn't need any fancy features. (Does that mean filtered?)
Recommendations? No idea myself.
12th Jul 2022, 02:20 PM