16v ac wind turbine

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16v ac wind turbine

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hi, thinking of getting a couple of these. as it is stated 12-16v ac power could i just connect to my bus wires from my 4 amp hornby select track connection. thanks for help in advance
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I would suggest not. Firstly I don't think the DCC output is 'proper' AC so the motor in the turbine may not like it. More importantly though, I think you risk messing up the DCC signals on the BUS.

Things like this should always have a seperate power supply. Controllers used have an auxiliary voltage output for things like this.
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No, DCC is not 50Hz mains (in the UK) frequency nor is is it really AC as a sine wave.

Use a 16V AC outlet from a train controller Auxiliary output or a dedicated 16v AC power supply, like the Gaugemaster GMC-WM1 :D
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ok. thanks for advice
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