MTH 45-1028 (ITAD) Question.

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MTH 45-1028 (ITAD) Question.
Posted by Black Diamond on Wednesday, June 07, 2017 9:31 AM

Hello All,

           I just recently purchased the MTH Itads. I want to use them on the old lionel Block Signals. (Red and Green Bulbs). My question is will the voltage in the bulbs be to much for the itad? Dont want to burn it up. I also planned on maybe using one for the banjo signal by lionel. That being said is the motor gonna require to much voltage along with the single red bulb?


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Posted by phillyreading on Friday, June 09, 2017 10:20 AM

The voltage may need to be higher in the light bulb. You can use a lower voltage unit in the MTH engine for engine control. The voltage can be different for the light bulb and the engine, but check the voltage out when first using the light bulbs and engine.


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