I have received a number of suggestions as to how to fine tune accessory voltages on the electrical forum. Thanks to all. Will advise which methods I use. My current quandry is determining what use I can make of an Accessory voltage controller I bought
probable ten years ago and never used. I downloaded the owners manual from Lionel and have read it several times. I have found a number of questionable statements and important omissions in the manual as to how to install and operate this controller. I have e-mailed my questions to Lionel with no response to this point. No one on the electrical forum has mentioned any experience with this device. Am I the only sucker who ever paid over $100 for this paperweight? IF THERE IS ANYONE WHO SUBSCRIBES TO THIS FORUM WHO KNOWS HOW THIS THING WORKS, PLEASE CONTACT ME. Obviously this unit never gained much popularity since I have never seen one referenced in any post, and it seems to be the only TMCC accessory device which has not been the subject of a Utube video in Lionel's series. It was shown in an overview of TMCC control devices, but is the only device which was never made the subject of a video. Please help if you can.
Never did think this product was worth the money because of the obvious limitation. It only provides a single accessory voltage.
I use one of the older K-Line Accessory Transformers which can provide multiple voltages from from 5-18 volts at 120 Watts. Got it for $70 and it is well worth it. Justrains had them a few years ago for $50 but sold out quickly.
You might just do a search on E-Bay for one of these and forget the AVC or just use it to provide a single voltage for lighting.
The AVC lets you program multiple voltages, but only one at a time, since it has a single output. I agree that I could never see the utility. You can pick up the little 30-40 watt transformers for $5 many times, a bank of those would make more sense and you'd have multiple voltages continuously available. The old Lionel transformers like the type V or Z that have four variable outputs also work well.