Several months ago I asked the forum about my MTH DCS Explorer that stopped working. Fuse was good, but no MTH WiFi out and no 14.2v digital package out. Track light inop. I have always been able to read that digital package on the little Multimeter (DC setting) I have.
After several responses from forum members I bought another 50-1035. My Z-1000 is putting out 19.6vac to the Explorer (no load as read on my multimeter). My six MTH left and right switches are on the 14vac aux out of the Z-1000 and have worked fine, and are still working fine, at all times. My accessories are on completely separate power sources.
I recently connected my new DCS Explorer without load. Had MTH WiFi out and DCC package was good at 14.2v on my DC voltmeter setting. Then I added the barrel wires and the digital package was good at the end of those. Then I plugged in the the track interlock (not connected to the track) and the digital pack was good coming out of those prongs, but the track light on the interlock did not light up. I tested several interlocks and the power continued through them without track connection. I then connected the track interlock, with tracks complexly empty. Still no track light and my new MTH Explorer slowing lost the digital package power. I pulled it quickly from the tracks and measured it dying from digital pack 14v to 10v to 6v to 2v and dead. MTH WiFi out died with it. Fuse never blew.
So right now I do not have an interface unit and have been checking my track. I cannot find any shorts; each track has continuity section to section and the three tracks are open to each other. Engines were never placed on track with this newest Explorer.
At a loss at this point. Any thoughts on my power problems. This all worked wonderfully until three months ago when my first Explorer went out without blowing a fuse. The fuse is still good on the new Explorer also.