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Weird LocoNet Thingy

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Posted by SpaceMouse on Sunday, April 15, 2018 2:37 PM

rrinker
 Just don't wire them together like the Digitrax instruction say - it's not a great way.

I bought 10 male and 10 female 2.1mm plugs. My plan was to use a wall wart I have that is variable voltage. I plan to set it to 12-15V. The wires screw onto the plugs and I planned just to chain them together. Every UP5 will get both a negative and positive feed. 

Chip

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Posted by SpaceMouse on Saturday, April 21, 2018 9:50 PM

Follow-up: I got the 2.1mm plugs today and powered the UP5s with a wall wart. All three UP5s have a crisp 14.0 volts. 

Chip

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"Mining is the very foundation of a free America." --Stanley "Stone" Ridge

"Give me Apathy, or give me something else."--Carlton Ridge, aka "The Cat"

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