Is the AVC similar to the TPC? The pictures on the website look similar, but the template for mounting in the manual looks like the ASC/BPC footprint with tabs on the side and a programming jumper sticking out.
I am in the midst of measuring the amount of load that various devices put on the serial data output, and I am expecting that the AVC has an optocoupler input like the TPC.
The TPC and AVC are the only Lionel devices that I think have optocoupler inputs, and the ZStuff Data Wire Driver also has an opto input. The ASC/BPC etc. types seem to have direct high-impedance inputs that draw microamps.
Thanks in advance for any help.