only reason I ask Is someone was selling some protosound original trains cheap.

i do not believe the WiFi explorer will control those.  Could I have them both connected to the track or would I have to power off one or the other? 

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I believe you could feed the output of the Z1000 to a plug that fits in place of the wall adapter for the DCS Explorer. You could then vary the voltage to the track through the DCS Explorer. I do this with the TIU, but it is slightly different situation, because the TIU has a pass through power input. I assume the wall adapter for the DCS Explorer is 18V AC. I would check this first. It will be on the label of the wall adapter. Post a picture if you can't tell.

George

Jamos posted:

My wifi explorer base unit only has a round plug input is there a adapter from track output from z-1000 throttle track output to wifi explorer input?

You would need to make one. Easiest way is to find an old dead wall adapter that fits and cut the plug off. They sell some plug adapters on eBay, but I don't know the plug specification.

George

There is a post from a few years ago about fuse blowing problems with the then new Explorer.  I reported a consistent problem if a Z1000 was placed between the transformer and the Explorer.  When a derailment occurred, the fuse would blow.  The advice given by MTH was the Explorer should be connected directly to the Explorer.  They thought it might be due to the wave form change caused by the Z1000.

I am not sure why you would want to feed the output of the Z1000 into the Explorer if you were running conventionally.  Every time you turned the throttle off the Explorer would probably have to reboot. The reason I had experimented with the Z1000 between the brick and the Explorer was I wanted to reduce the track voltage down so I could run Legacy engines.  If you want to run both conventional and DCS engines on the same loop of track (but not at the same time, of course) I would connect both the Z1000 and the Explorer each directly to the track and then connect the brick to whichever one was appropriate for the engine I was running.

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