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Which Circuit to use for Legacy base

I have a new 38x27 layout that I am just adding Legacy to.   I have heard that I should not plug in the Legacy base to the same power strip as the Lionel 180 bricks I am using for power.  (True?)

I have two circuits in my train room.  One 20 Amp circuit just for the layout that the 180 bricks are plugged in to and the other is a whole room 15 amp that powers the lights, exhaust fan and wall outlets which surround the layout.   

So my question is if it is better to plug the 990 Legacy base into the same 20 amp circuit as the power bricks or plug it in to the 15 amp circuit that powers the lights above and the wall outlets that surround the layout.   Thinking the latter because the ground surrounds the room but is that an issue if the track is all powered from a different circuit whose ground terminates in a floor outlet in the center of the room?   I also have a buffer but have not installed it but assume it should be plugged into the same circuit as the legacy base.

I appreciate all thoughts and insights.

Greg in Wisconsin.

 

 

 

 

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