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Date: 03/29/21 16:47
Is this an indication of a short?
Author: TEEKAY

The MRC Prodigy just buzzes when I turn it on, the lights flash between Link & Pilot, and the screen either says "oVLd" or "Svda"

I was using plastor the other day and it was wet...so wonder if it leaked onto the tracks...




Date: 03/29/21 17:07
Re: Is this an indication of a short?
Author: ChrisCampi

Disconnect one of the track leads to separate the base unit from the track. That will tell you which side has a problem.



Date: 03/29/21 17:11
Re: Is this an indication of a short?
Author: TEEKAY

ChrisCampi Wrote:
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> Disconnect one of the track leads to separate the
> base unit from the track. That will tell you which
> side has a problem.

When I disconnected the red, the green was fine. When I disconnected the green, the red was fine.



Date: 03/29/21 17:12
Re: Is this an indication of a short?
Author: audiom

that's what i use its a short.



Date: 03/29/21 17:15
Re: Is this an indication of a short?
Author: TEEKAY

audiom Wrote:
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> that's what i use its a short.

SMH. Well I guess off to YouTube to figure out what to do



Date: 03/29/21 17:18
Re: Is this an indication of a short?
Author: ChrisCampi

Doesn't matter which wire you disconnect, you've broken the circuit either way. You've got a short in your track somewhere, our you've got to many loco's/equipment  drawing power. You may be right with the plaster not having dried completely yet.



Date: 03/29/21 17:22
Re: Is this an indication of a short?
Author: ChrisCampi

TEEKAY Wrote:
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> audiom Wrote:
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> -----
> > that's what i use its a short.
>
> SMH. Well I guess off to YouTube to figure out
> what to do

This isn't a utube thing, this is an inspect your track throughly thing. Give it a day or two for the plaster to cure. You'll be ok.

Edit to say this is a good time to consider a circuit breaker.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/29/21 17:25 by ChrisCampi.



Date: 03/29/21 17:30
Re: Is this an indication of a short?
Author: TEEKAY

ChrisCampi Wrote:
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> TEEKAY Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > audiom Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > that's what i use its a short.
> >
> > SMH. Well I guess off to YouTube to figure out
> > what to do
>
> This isn't a utube thing, this is an inspect your
> track throughly thing. Give it a day or two for
> the plaster to cure. You'll be ok.
>
> Edit to say this is a good time to consider a
> circuit breaker.

That makes me feel a bit better. Thanks. I'll keep my eye on it



Date: 03/30/21 08:12
Re: Is this an indication of a short?
Author: funnelfan

Use a multimeter to see if there is a short. Should be seeing resistance of at least 1000 ohms.

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Ted Curphey
Cheney, WA



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