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Old 25-01-2018, 08:21 PM   #11
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Use AC. While they do throw on DC, keep to the AC at 15-18 volts. With 12v DC, it is a bit below the required voltage. Points can stick so sometimes need the extra power to throw them. (One reason why some of us buy a capacitor discharge unit (CDU) to give the solenoids a good thwack of current.
You only need one CDU for your layout.
ok thank you. Will one CDU be ok with 14 point motors?
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You will only need one CDU for the whole layout.
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ok thank you. Will one CDU be ok with 14 point motors?
A smaller CDU will work fine. 14 points is not a lot and they dont take long to recharge. I had around 45 or 46 points on my last layout and my CDU was of average size.
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Thank you both. I intend to install a separate bus just for the points, is that right.
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Yes. All points wiring should be kept separate.
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Old 25-01-2018, 09:26 PM   #16
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Yes. All points wiring should be kept separate.
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