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enginear joe

installed meters in the power mag!

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Looks good Joe :)  I'm someone that has to see what the actual operating voltage and amps are and it's the final touch for that nice unit.

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The BW 25TDR has them and I got used to knowing what's going on. With the brick, you can't really know anything until a breaker pops or fuse blows. I think watching the amp draw, could help show when an engine has something going wrong like binding or such.

 I like that the MTH engines and upgrades, can show what voltage they're seeing at the track. Also looking at the signal strength, helps show where the layout has any weaknesses.

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Although EBay is probably less expensive, a good source for meters is Digikey (www.digikey.com) - they have almost 400 different volt meters available there.

 

http://www.digikey.com/product-search/en?pv183=7018&FV=fff4002d%2Cfff80344&k=Meter&mnonly=0&newproducts=0&ColumnSort=0&page=1&quantity=0&ptm=0&fid=0&pageSize=25

 

will take you to a page where they have their voltmeters, you can sort by LED or LCD, number of digits, size etc...

 

Meters are always a good idea!

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The same as I have done in my power lines.

Volt and amp for train power, and just volt for my 5V and 12V for light and acesories.

 

Ivar

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