OK, I am beginning to isolate the problem. I disconnected the suspect power district from the PM42 and now I get a voltage reading on the remaining 3 (11.6 volts).
So, tomorrow I begin the search for the problem.
Just FYI, all switches are Peco Electrofrog and the switches do no power routing.
Thanks to all for the assist.
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From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of vincent marino
Sent: Saturday, February 16, 2019 7:28 PM
Subject: Re: [w4dccqa] DCC voltage on track
That's a good question. I had the foresight to put all the turnouts (14 of them) on one power district. My shorts we're isolated to that district. Specifically I track powered each turnout, occasionally because of proximity 2 turnouts shared a powered rail joiner. All my frogs are powered and frankly that was the issue until I synced the engines.
Do you power your tracks on the other side of the switch or do you depend on power being sent to sidings thru the switch
I am trying to trouble shoot what appears to be some wiring problems with my new layout.
I am using a Digitrax DCS-210 with a PM42. I have 4 sections wired. Also, have 4 6 port Frog Juicers connected.
Basically, the train runs just fine on the 2 main lines but stalls when trying to enter a siding off the main line.
In trying to fix this problem, I tried to read the track voltage with my multimeter. I am getting no voltage on any of the tracks. I checked the multimeter on other isolated AC sources and it reads just fine.
So what am I missing here? Stumped. Any help greatly appreciated.