LIONEL KW transformer manual ??

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LIONEL KW transformer manual ??
Posted by njalb1 on Sunday, April 23, 2006 8:37 PM
I just picked up one at York. Any place on the net to get a free copy of the manual on how to connect? Need help on hooking up to fast track with newer train.
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Posted by 1688torpedo on Sunday, April 23, 2006 8:51 PM
Hello Njal! Chief Eagles over on the pot of Coffee post should be able to e-mail a manual to you. Give him a try. Take Care.
Keith Woodworth........Seat Belts save lives,Please drive safely.
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Posted by phillyreading on Monday, April 24, 2006 10:34 AM
Did not know that Lionel made a separate manual for the KW, there are some older instruction manuals that have close to every transformer Lionel used to make and they used to come with O gauge sets. Look at the output posts area on the KW and it lists the voltage outputs right on the back of the KW.
Unless you need to protect a newer locomotive just wire the transformer straight to the track, can hook-up TMCC to the output side of the transformer before the track.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 6:38 PM
I have a manual and can e-mail you any answers to the diagram questions you may have. It's pretty straight forward with the A and U posts on 1 side(throttle ) for 1 track and the B and U posts on the other side for the other throttle. U is the ground.
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Posted by dougdagrump on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 6:47 PM
I didn't check but is it available as a download from the Lionel site ?

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Posted by njalb1 on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 7:32 PM
Thanks to all!! [:D] You were all a help [:)]
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Posted by BillP1 on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 9:28 AM
Is there an actual schematic of the KW available?

Since I've never taken mine apart, I've been wondering if the A and B train controls each have their own winding with a sliding tap to control the track voltage or if they share the same winding and use dropping rheostats to control the track voltages.

If the former, what would be the design maximum operating current for each train winding?

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Posted by lionelsoni on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 4:35 PM
Both outputs use the same secondary winding. The voltage is controlled by tapping that winding at varying points with carbon rollers--no rheostats. The maximum is the same for either output, 15 amperes.

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Posted by martinden on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 5:10 PM
10 amps on a KW, not 15.
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Posted by lionelsoni on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 8:20 PM
Whoops. I was looking at KW and thinking ZW.

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Posted by Chris F on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 8:32 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by BillP1

Is there an actual schematic of the KW available?
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Posted by BillP1 on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 8:54 PM
Thanks to all for the info and the link to the schematic.

------------------------- Bill

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