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Date: 02/12/19 02:21
Yea or Nay follow up & 1 more Q
Author: calsubd

Thanks for the great responses, decided not to put the meters on the DCC,  New Q is  "Are there any precautions when running DC on a Digitrax DCS51 layout using address 00", again thank you !,  P.S. will isolate power when not in use.

Ed Stewart
Jacksonville, FL



Date: 02/12/19 09:03
Re: Yea or Nay follow up & 1 more Q
Author: atsf121

I have to remember to only have one set of DC engines on the layout at a time, that’s been my only precaution. I still have a long ways to go in converting my fleet over to DCC, so I still will put one of my DC units out.  The hum is a little annoying, but for now that’s just what I have to live with until I get caught up on projects.  

Nathan



Date: 02/12/19 14:20
Re: Yea or Nay follow up & 1 more Q
Author: calsubd

I only put 1 DC unit on at a time and remove it when done or isolate it !

Ed Stewart
Jacksonville, FL



Date: 02/12/19 19:32
Re: Yea or Nay follow up & 1 more Q
Author: dh1205

It is not good for the motor to run them on 00 on dcc. Most motors can handle doing it once and a while for short periods of times. Howerver, never run an engine equipped with coreless motors such as Kato P42s or Rapido RDCs on dcc without a decoder. Running coreless motors on 00 will ruin the motors in a very short period of time. 



Date: 02/13/19 01:23
Re: Yea or Nay follow up & 1 more Q
Author: calsubd

Thank you

Ed Stewart
Jacksonville, FL



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