A new TIU/WIFI combined unit to become available in the future?

Since I use DCS PASSIVE mode exclusively I do not need a TIU with 4 input channels and the extra circuits to control output voltage.  Any chance a revised new TIU/WIFI combined unit could be produced that excludes these input channels and therefore would cost less to build?

 

 

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It's been discussed and my opinion is that it will be a future device as the app becomes the predominant way to run MTH engines.

However, I don't see a 1-channel device except for the recently announced DCS Explorer which, over time, may evolve and become more capable.

Barry

 

DCS Ambassador & author of "The DCS Companion 3rd Edition"

Train-Ca-Teers - All For O and O For All!

 

I run DCS using DC power supplies for my two rail layout. I wish that two of the four TIU channels would also accept DC in addition to AC.

Your wish has been granted! Both fixed channels accept AC or DC power.

Barry

 

DCS Ambassador & author of "The DCS Companion 3rd Edition"

Train-Ca-Teers - All For O and O For All!

 

pro hobby posted:

Since I use DCS PASSIVE mode exclusively I do not need a TIU with 4 input channels and the extra circuits to control output voltage.  Any chance a revised new TIU/WIFI combined unit could be produced that excludes these input channels and therefore would cost less to build?

 

 

No disrespect to you and you can setup your layout on how you want but if there's an emergency and you need to kill power to the track.  How do you do it with the DCS remote/APP in hand with the TIU in passive mode?  The answer is you can't.

It's the reason why I have a TPC300 in line with power running through the TIU as in case I need to kill power to the track I can kill it with no matter what remote/APP I have in hand. 

Sorry for the hijack, I now return you to your regularly schedule thread.

superwarp1 posted:

No disrespect to you and you can setup your layout on how you want but if there's an emergency and you need to kill power to the track.  How do you do it with the DCS remote/APP in hand with the TIU in passive mode?  The answer is you can't.

The TIU has an internal relay which breaks the power connection from Input-to-Output when Emergency button is pressed.  Perhaps obvious but this also breaks the connection from Output-to-Input.  The basic idea is to monitor the voltage at the TIU INPUT terminals of a passively-powered TIU.  When the internal relay opens in response to the DCS Remote Emergency button the voltage at the TIU INPUT vanishes; an external relay powered by the TIU INPUT then drops out and disables whatever is powering the track.  This has been described in previous threads.

I think it's a fair question to ask if/how any new TIU product handles the Emergency Stop button and/or the removal of track power in passive mode.

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