Hi Tommy, Good find, they have been out for awhile but most people do not use them (at least that I know of). most DCC systems will let you drop voltage output down to 11-12 volts. All decoders have a 1-1.5 voltage drop between track and motor. So end result is 9.5 to 10.5 v. that is my understanding at least. If I'm wrong please correct me but I've been running DCC for at 3-4 years without any problems.
Post by Greg Elmassian on Aug 8, 2017 17:19:44 GMT -5
The idea is to drop the output voltage of a booster that is too high for what you are running.
You can drop it by 4 or 6 volts (the box has a string of diodes inside)
So, if you have a system that was putting out 16 volts to the track, then you can reduce it to a "Z safe" 10 volts with this gadget.
Most DCC systems put out too much voltage for Z.
Of course you can make one of these cheaper and smaller. The one below drops 6 * 0.7 volts or 4.2 volts. add a few more in the "center" to increase voltage drop, 0.7 volts more drop for each diode added.
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