Re: Power Pax ?

terryintexas7@...
 

I'm using a Radio shack meter

http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2104114&znt_campaign=C
ategory_CMS&znt_source=CAT&znt_medium=RSCOM&znt_content=CT2032235



The command system is a Digitrax Zephyr with a powerpax booster




I hooked the meter to the booster wires on the programming track and set
it for voltage

Then did a write and got a reading of 6 volts just for a second as the
meter resets its self while reading voltage

so i did a read and got 6 to 8 volts it varied as a read takes longer



doesn't sound like enough to me

In a message dated 1/30/2014 4:32:16 P.M. Central Standard Time,
@Paul78 writes:





Terry, connect a voltmeter across the program track rails; set it to
around 15 volts AC.
When you issue a program track command (read or write) the voltmeter
should show a voltage for a brief moment.
That only tells you that the device is turning on the track power and is
talking to the command station, it doesn’t tell you if the DCC commands are
correct.
Only other way is to place a loco on the program track and try to
change/read it’s address or some CV’s.
Paul O


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Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2014 12:34 PM
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Subject: [WiringForDCC] Power Pax ?





Is there a way to test a power pax booster to tell if it's working
properly



Thanks

Terry









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