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short circuit tsunami 2
Posted by Davidarps on Sunday, April 14, 2019 7:15 PM

Please forgive me if this has been talked about before . 

I recently installed a new tsunami 2 sound decoder in an Atlas gp38

As soon as I cranked up the power cab it read “short circuit detected. I tried another locomotive and it worked fine so I’m thinking the track is fine. Then I put the decoder in another loco and got nothing. 

Im thinking I didn’t put electrical tape between the decoder and the motor. Hopefully Soundtrax will send another decoder without many problems. Anyone have any thoughts on this?

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Posted by richg1998 on Sunday, April 14, 2019 7:51 PM

I have to assume this a lightboard decoder board and not a shrink wrapped decoder.

My NCE Power Cab on the program track has protected me once.

Did you try a complete decoder reset?

I use double sided foam tape for mounting or a styrene board for the decoder board. Depends on the loco.

Electrical tape is too messy.

Kapton tape is thin and strong and comes from DCC companies.

Rich

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Sunday, April 14, 2019 8:40 PM

I installed a Soundtraxx decoder.  It didn't work, but they were happy to replace it.  I give Soundtraxx high marks for customer service.

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Posted by Renegade1c on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 5:36 PM

if you have a copy of the receipt where you bought it and its been less than a year Soundtraxx will replace it for cost of shipping it to them. make sure to get a RMA number from them before sending it in.  


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Posted by Davidarps on Thursday, April 18, 2019 9:09 PM

Thanks to everyone. I called Soundtraxx today. They sent a complaint form. If less than 90 days old then they will replace no problems. Very easy to work with.

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