Re: Controlling power (0n/Off) in Staging Yard Tracks
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More than you may want to know but the message is that the switching capacity of a simple rotary may be only 0.25 or 0.5 amps, but once closed the contacts can take several amps. Might be a slight problem with high inrush current sound and /or lights when selecting a track.
From: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> On Behalf Of george hohon3
Sent: Monday, August 5, 2019 4:14 PM
Subject: Re: [w4dccqa] Controlling power (0n/Off) in Staging Yard Tracks
You can find almost any amp rating you need for a rotary switch at any good electronics parts store. Mine have been in service for over ten years and they have been perfectly reliable in all those years.
From: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> on behalf of Don Vollrath <donevol43@...>
Advisable? Yes. At least add the isolating gaps to do so. A toggle switch per track is the easy way. Most rotary switches don't have the amp rating for track power and may become unreliable.