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Power Controllers

Frank writes:

“I need more Amps to run all my HO trains. I use a computer power pack puts out 6 amps 18 volts, run through a transformer with power unit removed. Is there a better way to achieve 16 volts max and 10 amps? Any ideas would be appreciated.”

3 Responses to Power Controllers

  • Nigelsays:

    The Digitrax PS2012E can cope with 16V 20A. I have no personal experience of it so maybe another respondent can put more meat on the bone so to speak.

  • Frank Bsays:

    You need to give us some more information to address this question:
    Are you using DC or DCC ? How many locos do you want to run at one time ?

    Normal HO locos will take a maximum of of 12 volts and less than 1/2 amp.
    So are you actually running 20 locos at one time ?

    What do you mean by a “transformer with the power unit removed” ? (A transformer is a power unit.)

  • Drew Danielssays:

    10 amps at 16 volts is 160 watts. 6 amps at 18 volts is 108 watts.
    You don’t have enough power.

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