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

 

Greg

Visit my site: http://www.elmassian.com - lots of tips on locos, rolling stock and more.

 Click here for Greg's web site

 

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