Battery power

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Battery power
Posted by RICKY HICKS on Sunday, April 23, 2017 3:48 PM

I am new to G scale railroading and have been researching battery power.   On YouTube there are a couple of videos that show a trailing battery car with a lithium ion power tool battery that is powering 1 or 2 g scale locomotives.  It would seem to be a simple connection.   My questions are  "what is the maximum voltage? "  and "do I need to install a fuse ?"

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Posted by Greg Elmassian on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 4:58 PM

You do have a simple question, but the situation is more complicated.

The simple answer is that in G scale, most locos can take up to 24 volts.

Yes a fuse is a good idea.

But you need a way to control the speed and direction, or are you just going to leave it running 200 scale miles per hour at max voltage? Stick out tongue



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