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LED

Bob
 

I'm installing a Titan U and I'm using 3528 SMD led's for the number boards. I'm going have 2 each for front and rear. I have cut the lights apart. My question's are

1. Can I put 2 led's on each light function.

2. Do I wire them series or parallel


Thanks

Bob C


Re: A-Frame Speaker wiring – one phase or out of phase?

kjlovesya
 

Hi Carl,

  The reason why the speakers are not wired out of phase, in an A frame, is because two speakers facing each other, both cones moving the same direction will cancel out the bass response.  (speakers out of phase means = with a given voltage, one speaker pushes the cone away from the magnet the other pulls the cone to the magnet)

   Instead, the two 'firing' down (out the bottom of the A frame) in phase are both pushing the air simultaneously (not canceling each other out), effectively doubling the volume of air being pushed (over an identical single speaker).  Caveat - as Kelly stated - the backs must be sealed (to prevent sound waves from the front, sneaking around the back, canceling out the back waves and vice versa).


  For our typical thin speakers, wiring in series is recommended because they can handle little power.   If one were to use High bass speakers and a Titan U (stereo output), one could wire one speaker to the Left output and the other speaker to the Right output (effectively in parallel) as long as the polarity (therefore phasing) is matched.

  The isobaric speaker assembly phasing depends on where the chamber is ported (where the sound comes out).  I think you're referring to the youtube videos from Laurie McLean.

   e.g.  two speakers mounted front to back with a cover over the back speaker and the chamber between the two speakers sealed are wired in phase.   The theory is the back speaker 'aids' the movement of the front speaker but pushing the air in sync with the front speaker - not terribly effective in the small speakers we use.

  However, a sealed tube, with speakers at each end, would require the push out on both ends simultaneously.  This is common in automobile 'Bass Cannons'.   If both speakers face outwards, the phasing needs to be in sync.   If both speakers face the same direction, they would need to be wired out of phase to get that simultaneous push.

KJ


Re: A-Frame Speaker wiring – one phase or out of phase?

Carl Marchand
 

Thanks Kelly, for the info

Carl M


Re: A-Frame Speaker wiring – one phase or out of phase?

kelly dorf
 

Hi Carl:

The speakers are wired in series, and in phase. If you wire them out of phase, you will notice a big difference in sound.  Seal up all open areas in your loco's shell for improved acoustics.

Kelly
QSI


A-Frame Speaker wiring – one phase or out of phase?

Carl Marchand
 

To the QSI techs out there:
There has been some discussion regarding the A-frame speakers and whether they are wired in phase or out of phase. I have checked two locomotives and they were wired in phase. However it’s Interesting in that when in certain acoustic chambers speakers face each other they are wired out of phase.

Are there any locos that the speakers wired out of phase, with the A-frame working as a sort of isobaric chamber? Wiring them in that way may improve the low end response depending on the rest of the frame / shell acoustics.


Carl M


Re: How to measure current to a Titan-U

Rick Knight
 

Nick, Short answer, YES on thw DCCRamp meter. It will tell you exactly what you want to know. Rick.


Re: How to measure current to a Titan-U

Nicholas Geti <ngeti@...>
 


My meters are just cheap panel meters. Not a real multimeter. They work fine measuring V and A for LEDs using a DC wall-wart. I use them to determine the resistor needed to get the proper intensity on LEDs. In any case if they were blown there would be no current passed and my decoder would not work. Therefore there is no resistance in the meters since the decoder is working perfectly with the meters in the circuit.
 
 
 
Nick Geti
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, October 06, 2017 11:02 PM
Subject: [QSIndustries] Re: How to measure current to a Titan-U

 

Nick:   From your description, it sounds like you have blown your current meter.  Is this meter fuse protected?  If so, thats your first suspect. If not, well, how about you send me a photo of this setup off list? I can tell you how to protect yourself going forward.

contact me at qsindustries224@...

Kelly
QSI


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Re: How to measure current to a Titan-U

ngeti@...
 

My meters are just cheap panel meters. Not a real multimeter. They work fine measuring V and A for LEDs using a DC wall-wart. I use them to determine the resistor needed to get the proper intensity on LEDs. In any case if they were blown there would be no current passed and my decoder would not work. Therefore there is no resistance in the meters since the decoder is working perfectly with the meters in the circuit.
 
 
 
Nick Geti
 


Re: How to measure current to a Titan-U

kelly dorf
 

Nick:   From your description, it sounds like you have blown your current meter.  Is this meter fuse protected?  If so, thats your first suspect. If not, well, how about you send me a photo of this setup off list? I can tell you how to protect yourself going forward.
contact me at qsindustries224@...

Kelly
QSI


How to measure current to a Titan-U

ngeti@...
 

I have constructed a bread board of all the electronics that I want to put into a locomotive and I need to measure the current draw for all components combined. I hooked up a QSI programmer to this configuration so I can run it from the QSI CV manager on my computer.

I wired a simple panel ammeter in series with the +rail wire out of the programmer but the needle on the dial did not even wiggle when I cranked up the system. This doesn't seem likely. I would expect some movement on the meter. I also tried to measure the voltage across the + and - rail wires but that also yields zero. It doesn't make sense.

Would an RRampmeter device give a better result?

The reason for getting a reasonably accurate current reading is so I don't exceed the rating on a wireless control board that will replace the QSI programmer to run the locomotive.

Nick Geti



Re: Help with CV manager/QuantumProgramer problem

Jay Beckham
 

I tried to load on a laptop running 8.1 but gave up and loaded on my “railroad” computer which is running 7.  Works fine now.

 

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From: QSIndustries@... [mailto:QSIndustries@...]
Sent: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 9:33 PM
To: QSIndustries@...
Subject: [QSIndustries] Help with CV manager/QuantumProgramer problem

 

 

At one time, both of these programs worked fine but they were on different computers.

 

I recently loaded the drivers and CV manager on my new lap top.  Both CVManager and Q prog worked OK for a couple days.  I can still bring up CV manager, pull up an engine file and it displays information from the file on the CV Manager screens.  It will even show a test cab, but I can not connect with the decoder in the loco.  I tried numerous files and engines.  With Quan Prog, I can start it, the red light will light up on the QP box, and it will light a LED if i hold it to the test track rails, but again, I cannot reach the decoder.  I went to reload the drivers but the QSI Solutions web site says I already have the right updated drivers installed for windows 10. 

 ( I did see that you should remove existing drivers before trying to install a driver, but it did tell me I already had the right driver installed)  I quess I must have done something to the computer to cause the fail, bt no clue as to what it was.  Last time I used it (less than 24hrs ago)  I had opened and worked with several files and decoders.

Any thoughts? 


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Help with CV manager/QuantumProgramer problem

adam starr
 

At one time, both of these programs worked fine but they were on different computers.


I recently loaded the drivers and CV manager on my new lap top.  Both CVManager and Q prog worked OK for a couple days.  I can still bring up CV manager, pull up an engine file and it displays information from the file on the CV Manager screens.  It will even show a test cab, but I can not connect with the decoder in the loco.  I tried numerous files and engines.  With Quan Prog, I can start it, the red light will light up on the QP box, and it will light a LED if i hold it to the test track rails, but again, I cannot reach the decoder.  I went to reload the drivers but the QSI Solutions web site says I already have the right updated drivers installed for windows 10. 

 ( I did see that you should remove existing drivers before trying to install a driver, but it did tell me I already had the right driver installed)  I quess I must have done something to the computer to cause the fail, bt no clue as to what it was.  Last time I used it (less than 24hrs ago)  I had opened and worked with several files and decoders.

Any thoughts? 


Re: Kelly QSI sound files for download?

Steve Mitchell
 

Thank you Ben, Ed, Jay and Kelly for your quick response and help. I also would like to see QSI succeed in continuing a great product.
Have a good weekend.
Steve


Re: Reverse chuff sound stuck on

kelly dorf
 

Hi Tom:

If you wish, I can offer to have a look at it for you.  Yes we are still around.
Please email me at qsindustries224@...

Kelly
QSI


Reverse chuff sound stuck on

Tom Wilson
 

This is my first post in this group.
I have a BLI Paragon series 2-10-2 with a QSI Atsf 3800 class chip. Date is 2006. According to JMRI it is a QSI steam version 6. Firmware build 38, firmware build date 3/11/6.
I have owned this for a number of years, but only now getting it out to run it. Didnt have a layout at all. Now I at least have a semblance of a test running space.

When I run the locomotive in reverse, after the throttle is set to zero, the chuff sound continues on forever until I set the direction to forward.
Also, in reverse, the headlight strobes rapidly.
I reset the decoder to all factory defaults using the jumper method on the circuit board. It made no difference to either the chuff issue or the headlight issue.
I changed the headlight function from directional headlight to headlight. No difference.

I understand QSI may not even be around anymore?

Is this a known bug? Can I get a chip upgrade? Can I reflash the chip somehow? Or does some company flash these? I have no QSI hardware for any programming, just rely on JMRI or programming with my NCE Power Cab.

I am considering just pulling out the electronics and putting in something else if there is not a solution. But I feel like I spent enough on this thing several years ago and if I can get it resolved, would rather leave it in. There are some nice features with this decoder.

Thanks for any advice or help.

Tom Wilson


Re: Kelly QSI sound files for download?

kelly dorf
 

Hi group:

I have all the files that were on QSIS's site.  Right now I have not been able to make them available in the classy format you were accustomed to. I can send you individual ones if you know what you are looking for. I cannot vouch for the status of the files on the listed "site" you refer to.
I do hope to have more links on the download page of QSI, as time allows. 


Re: Kelly QSI sound files for download?

Jay Beckham
 

Here is the site

 

http://shedaker.wixsite.com/shedaker

 

 

Jay Beckham

 

Building a large O Scale layout in Berkeley Springs, WV.

 

Our Yahoo Group: Join: jaysoscalelayout-subscribe@... (The model railroad)

 

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From: QSIndustries@... [mailto:QSIndustries@...]
Sent: Friday, September 29, 2017 9:09 PM
To: QSIndustries@...
Subject: [QSIndustries] Kelly QSI sound files for download?

 

 

Hi all, is there a site where the sound files (both steam & diesel) can be downloaded for use with the QSI programmer? I know QSIS is out of business so I looked on the QSI Oregon site but the downloads page has none. If QSI Oregon is in fact supplying the decoders (like the Titan-U on their site) I would think the first thing would be to get the files up there for their customers to use with their product. If I cannot load sounds in a decoder why would I bother.
Thanks for you time
Steve


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Re: Kelly QSI sound files for download?

Ed Sauers <dockside98@...>
 

Steve,

Try this site

http://shedaker.wixsite.com/shedaker

Ed Sauers


On 9/29/2017 9:09 PM, hope4me_81@... [QSIndustries] wrote:

 

Hi all, is there a site where the sound files (both steam & diesel) can be downloaded for use with the QSI programmer? I know QSIS is out of business so I looked on the QSI Oregon site but the downloads page has none. If QSI Oregon is in fact supplying the decoders (like the Titan-U on their site) I would think the first thing would be to get the files up there for their customers to use with their product. If I cannot load sounds in a decoder why would I bother.
Thanks for you time
Steve



Re: Kelly QSI sound files for download?

Benjamin Shell
 

Hi Steve,

The QSI Solutions website is still available, at the moment, at:


I think this indicates that the Wix paid account has expired, and the website is now running on the free version of Wix, which includes the Wix advertisements. I would expect the site to continue to be available here for the time being, however if it disappears I have a copy of the entire site and all the files and I will publish an unofficial mirror of the site if necessary.

(At one point I talked to Kelly at QSI about helping with the website transition, but I've dropped the ball on this. I've been so busy with life and real work projects that this is just about last priority. I would like to see QSI succeed though, as I love the products, and clearly the website is one of the issues that needs to be solved.)

Ben


On Fri, Sep 29, 2017 at 6:09 PM, hope4me_81@... [QSIndustries] <QSIndustries@...> wrote:
 

Hi all, is there a site where the sound files (both steam & diesel) can be downloaded for use with the QSI programmer? I know QSIS is out of business so I looked on the QSI Oregon site but the downloads page has none. If QSI Oregon is in fact supplying the decoders (like the Titan-U on their site) I would think the first thing would be to get the files up there for their customers to use with their product. If I cannot load sounds in a decoder why would I bother.
Thanks for you time
Steve



Kelly QSI sound files for download?

Steve Mitchell
 

Hi all, is there a site where the sound files (both steam & diesel) can be downloaded for use with the QSI programmer? I know QSIS is out of business so I looked on the QSI Oregon site but the downloads page has none. If QSI Oregon is in fact supplying the decoders (like the Titan-U on their site) I would think the first thing would be to get the files up there for their customers to use with their product. If I cannot load sounds in a decoder why would I bother.
Thanks for you time
Steve

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