For those who have not been following my post on the layout planning forum I was having big problems with DZ-1008 relays blowing up on me and could not figure out what was happening. I first thought I wa snot wiring them correctly but that was not the case. I had the turnouts and relays powered by the accessory tap on a Lionel CW-80 which was programmed for 16 volts. I blew up 6 relays before I called it quits. A friend took a look at the circuit board inside the 1008 and said it appeared the transistor had blown from over voltage. Once I switch from the accessory tap to the throttle lever the problem went away. Dan came over today and tested two CW-80's I have with an oscilloscope and sure enough on start up the voltage spike on one was 28 volts and on the CW-80 I was using a whopping 32 volts. No wonder I was blowing relays like crazy.....................Is this just the luck of the draw with me and CW-80's or does Lionel have a big problem???
Just a note BEWARE if you are using the accessory tap on the CW-80.