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Lights with DCC

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Lights with DCC
Posted by New Haven I-5 on Saturday, March 15, 2008 6:43 PM
 i have a DCS-50. How can I add wires for lights to the DCS-50?

- Luke

Modeling the Southern Pacific in the 1960's-1980's

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Posted by jrbernier on Monday, March 17, 2008 10:28 AM

Luke,

  Your Zephyr has a 2.5 amp capacity.  I would not 'waste' that power on 'non train' stuff.  Use an old power pack or get a 12VDC 'Wall Wart' power supply to light the structures on your layout.  The DCC signal is about 14-15 volts and the lamp life of many of the available signals/lights  is only 12 volts.

Jim

 

Modeling BNSF  and Milwaukee Road in SW Wisconsin

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Posted by jeffrey-wimberly on Monday, March 17, 2008 11:53 AM
Get an old AT type computer power supply to power your structure lights. I'm using one to power about 50 light bulbs right now and it's not even starting to strain.

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