Circuit Board / Chip Confusion

No, but Charles Ro used carry them and they may be a bit less there? Don't know about their support though? Tony's knows the product well so it might be worth it to go there in case you have questions/problems?

I think mine were about $44.95 a few years ago, at Tony's. But, I also got the terminal kit and sonalert alarm for them.  I bought 4 of them.

Not a problem (dead horse beating), it's all a learning experience for a lot of us here, myself included. I learn something every time I get on the forum here.

The one 'suggested' is for AC and the type of layouts we have in O gauge and is the only one that will work for our layouts. The other is for DCC systems and will not work with our O gauge trains. If you are going to get one of these you need to get the PSX-AC, or PSX1-AC as they seem to be calling them now.

Most of the items, maybe all others, that DCC Specialties makes are for DCC. HEnce the name DCC Specialties I guess. We must have just gotten lucky and they made one item for us in the PSX1-AC. Not sure how that came about? Actually, Tony's is mainly a DCC dealer too, but they seem to know the DCC Specialties products well.

I believe someone else here got a PSX for DCC (possibly by mistake, don't remember?) and it did not work. I believe they ended up sending it back and getting the proper PSX1-AC for their system and all was well after that. It's been quite a while and I don't remember the poster or what the thread was titled or I would try to find the thread and post a link.

If it makes you feel any better, I have been on the fence for some time for some of DCC Specialties RRampmeters, but those are $100 or maybe $110 each (I forget the price on the ones we need?) and I need four. I just can't seem to cough up that much for them. Maybe I should think 'one at a time' and the pricing would sound a little better?    

ADCX Rob posted:
Ponz posted:
 
Let's say I'm running a LionChief PLUS on one ZW channel and an MTH PS1 on another channel with an in-line fast blow 6amp fuse.  If the LionChief PLUS shorts out, how if at all, would that affect the more susceptible MTH PS1 engine's (circuitry) since it's running on a different channel? 

There is only one "channel" on your postwar ZW.

There are 4 variable taps on that one channel(transformer secondary), so all trains are running off of the same source.

Rob - that reinforces my concern.

Ponz

Ponz posted:
ADCX Rob posted:
Ponz posted:
 
Let's say I'm running a LionChief PLUS on one ZW channel and an MTH PS1 on another channel with an in-line fast blow 6amp fuse.  If the LionChief PLUS shorts out, how if at all, would that affect the more susceptible MTH PS1 engine's (circuitry) since it's running on a different channel? 

There is only one "channel" on your postwar ZW.

There are 4 variable taps on that one channel(transformer secondary), so all trains are running off of the same source.

Rob - that reinforces my concern.

Ponz

And it should. It's all the same circuit, and each layout power district should be protected by a TVS diode.

Rob

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