Dave Olson posted:
The new federal regulations are requiring us to redesign the circuitry of the CW-80. It's the same thing that happened with the PH-180/GW-180. Now that we have that one redesigned and shipping, the CW-80 is being worked on.
The new CW-80 will have a new sku number. Aside from the changes being made to meet the new regulations, we're also improving upon the design. The efficiency will be improved and render the cooling fan obsolete. Also, it will get the bi-color LED like the GW-180 - green normally and red when there's a fault.
I'm excited for the new design. We're hoping to get the first shipment out by the end of the year. It'll show its face in the C2 catalog.
The few of us that have bought into the DC operation of LC, LC+, and LC+2.0, are really looking forward to a bigger DC power source! I currently run 2 72 watt power supplies on my 17x11 around the room layout with no problem. But others tell me they are having problems when they run too many lit cars (probably not LED). I really thought we would see one in the new catalog, but no luck. Did notice the adjustable voltage P.E. trolley set up though. Is it just an adjustable 72 watt unit?
Edit: I also own two CW80s that have worked wonderfully! Running worn out post war locos to new ones.