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Re: BOD-H Occupancy Detectors

esimard
 

Hi Stu I have sent a couple of off group replies but haven't heard back. I have lots plus the Logic boards that go with. Let me know if your still interested.
Ernie

Re: BOD-H Occupancy Detectors

stublau@...
 

Ernie, I have not recieved your replys. I am presently working with Dick Bronson on getting the BOD-1s working but have not heard from lately. If things don't work out I will get back to you. Best contact for me is stublau at charter.net (not using ampersand as it seems Yahoo sometimes cuts off total email addresses.  Let me know what you have available at that address.  Regards, Stu Blau,

Wiring For DCC Website Update

wirefordcc
 

The following have been added to the Wiring For DCC website:


 Soundtraxx Tsunami SoundCar®my First Look clinic on the SoundCar and Power Pick-up Trucks.


Allan Gartner

Wiring For DCC


Using 1156 bulbs

John White
 

Was reading the "Wiring foir DCC" website info about the bulbs used in case of shorts. So I got to looking around and found the website with those bulbs plus a million others.Prices are cheap. Here's the link  #1156 Miniature Bulb Ba15S Base, S8 SC BAY 12.8V 2.1A 32CP, 1156, #1156, #1156 BULB, #1156 LAMP, #1156 MINIATURE LAMP, #1156 INDICATOR, EIKO# 40190, UPC#014271022104

 



Re: (9)

Jim Zarnick
 

Apologize for this junk link. DELETE it! Do NOT click on it.

I am trying to determine the source as the computer that hosts this email account was even on at the time the message was sent.

Troubling for a guy who has made his living with computers for the past 39 years.

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Sent: Thursday, October 30, 2014 9:24 PM
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Constant Lighting Circuits

george hohon3
 

My DC layout has been completely updated and converted to DCC and everything is working as advertised.  But there is a small issue.

I have a number of cabooses that have Tomar Marker Lanterns installed and these 1.5 vdc "bulb type" lanterns are powered by N sized batteries which don't last as long as one would think.  I would like to keep these lanterns as installed and power them from track power.

I'm looking for help in making a small circuit that would take DCC track power and convert it to 1.5 vdc power for the lanterns.  If you have any personal success in making such a circuit or knowledge of such, I would be grateful if you could share it with me.

I have scoured the internet for information and have actually built several suggested circuits without success.  Any suggestion, direction or advice would be appreciated.

George


Re: Constant Lighting Circuits

Mark Gurries
 

Again this does not allow me to help you.  The only thing new you have told me is the the laterns are 1.5V bulbs.

I understand the problem.   You want to replace the battery power with track power that allows for flicker free lighting.  I assume you have installed trucks on the caboose that allow you to pick up electrical power.  All you need is the circuit to allow you to do this.

So now I reach the point where I need more information from you.  There is a circuit for 1.5V bulbs shown on "Wiring for DCC” that will do exactly what you want.  But you said it does not work for you but you do not say the reason why.  What about the circuit does not work for you?  Did you build it?

I need more information from you about what you have tried to do.  Details.


On Nov 9, 2014, at 10:47 AM, hohon3@... [WiringForDCC] <WiringForDCC@...> wrote:

My DC layout has been completely updated and converted to DCC and everything is working as advertised.  But there is a small issue.

I have a number of cabooses that have Tomar Marker Lanterns installed and these 1.5 vdc "bulb type" lanterns are powered by N sized batteries which don't last as long as one would think.  I would like to keep these lanterns as installed and power them from track power.

I'm looking for help in making a small circuit that would take DCC track power and convert it to 1.5 vdc power for the lanterns.  If you have any personal success in making such a circuit or knowledge of such, I would be grateful if you could share it with me.

I have scoured the internet for information and have actually built several suggested circuits without success.  Any suggestion, direction or advice would be appreciated.

George



Best Regards,

Mark Gurries
Electrical Engineer
DCC Website & NMRA DCC Clinics: www.markgurries.com



Re: Constant Lighting Circuits

dvollrath@...
 

George

For Flicker free lighting hints see  http://www.wiringfordcc.com/gorhlite.htm#a17


DonV 

Re: Constant Lighting Circuits

george hohon3
 

Tried the first and second circuits without success.  Checked my work several times, and then built new circuits with new components and still failed to get the Tomar lanterns to light?  I must be missing something, because I have received numerous responses to this site.  Although none of them have included a statement that says they actually used the circuit and that it worked as printed?

Thanks for the reply.

George


On Nov 11, 2014, at 11:43 AM, "dvollrath@... [WiringForDCC]" <WiringForDCC@...> wrote:

 

George

For Flicker free lighting hints see  http://www.wiringfordcc.com/gorhlite.htm#a17


DonV 

Re: Constant Lighting Circuits

jazzmanlj
 

George,

Those are all valid circuits and should work. Do your lamps light with a 1.5V battery? Perhaps they are higher voltage than you think or maybe need more current.

Len Jaskiewicz

Re: Constant Lighting Circuits

Vollrath, Don <dvollrath@...>
 

George,

Have you tried to light one of the Tomar units recently with a 1.5V flashlight cell to make sure the bulb is not burned out. One mistake in wiring and it is gone.

I started with the first circuit but didn’t like the marker lights blinking as it rolled around the track.

I now have 2 cabooses with the 3rd LM317T constant current circuit working as shown with the 47 ohm current setting resistor. Visibly lit with room lights on, but not overly bright in a darkened room. No blinking or obvious dimming on a moving train. Energy cap is 6,800 uFD, 16Vdc.

A similar circuit works for tail lights on a streamliner car.

DonV

 

From: WiringForDCC@... [mailto:WiringForDCC@...]
Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 3:08 PM
To: WiringForDCC@...
Subject: Re: [WiringForDCC] Re: Constant Lighting Circuits

 




Tried the first and second circuits without success.  Checked my work several times, and then built new circuits with new components and still failed to get the Tomar lanterns to light?  I must be missing something, because I have received numerous responses to this site.  Although none of them have included a statement that says they actually used the circuit and that it worked as printed?

 

Thanks for the reply.

 

George


On Nov 11, 2014, at 11:43 AM, "dvollrath@... [WiringForDCC]" <WiringForDCC@...> wrote:

 

George

For Flicker free lighting hints see  http://www.wiringfordcc.com/gorhlite.htm#a17

 

DonV 




Re: Constant Lighting Circuits

Glenn
 

Are you using the bulbs directly or through Tomar’s circuitry?

 

Glenn

 

 

 


From: WiringForDCC@... [mailto:WiringForDCC@...]
Sent: Sunday, November 09, 2014 13:47
To: WiringForDCC@...
Subject: [WiringForDCC] Constant Lighting Circuits

 



My DC layout has been completely updated and converted to DCC and everything is working as advertised.  But there is a small issue.

I have a number of cabooses that have Tomar Marker Lanterns installed and these 1.5 vdc "bulb type" lanterns are powered by N sized batteries which don't last as long as one would think.  I would like to keep these lanterns as installed and power them from track power.

I'm looking for help in making a small circuit that would take DCC track power and convert it to 1.5 vdc power for the lanterns.  If you have any personal success in making such a circuit or knowledge of such, I would be grateful if you could share it with me.

I have scoured the internet for information and have actually built several suggested circuits without success.  Any suggestion, direction or advice would be appreciated.

George

 


Re: Constant Lighting Circuits

george hohon3
 

They light with a 1.5 vdc battery.

George


On Nov 11, 2014, at 1:21 PM, "len.jask@... [WiringForDCC]" <WiringForDCC@...> wrote:

 

George,

Those are all valid circuits and should work. Do your lamps light with a 1.5V battery? Perhaps they are higher voltage than you think or maybe need more current.

Len Jaskiewicz

Re: Constant Lighting Circuits

george hohon3
 

My third attempt will hopefully correct any defects on my initial attempts . . . It's good to hear someone has had success with these circuits.

George


On Nov 11, 2014, at 1:28 PM, "'Vollrath, Don' dvollrath@... [WiringForDCC]" <WiringForDCC@...> wrote:

 

George,

Have you tried to light one of the Tomar units recently with a 1.5V flashlight cell to make sure the bulb is not burned out. One mistake in wiring and it is gone.

I started with the first circuit but didn’t like the marker lights blinking as it rolled around the track.

I now have 2 cabooses with the 3rd LM317T constant current circuit working as shown with the 47 ohm current setting resistor. Visibly lit with room lights on, but not overly bright in a darkened room. No blinking or obvious dimming on a moving train. Energy cap is 6,800 uFD, 16Vdc.

A similar circuit works for tail lights on a streamliner car.

DonV

 

From: WiringForDCC@... [mailto:WiringForDCC@...]
Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 3:08 PM
To: WiringForDCC@...
Subject: Re: [WiringForDCC] Re: Constant Lighting Circuits

 




Tried the first and second circuits without success.  Checked my work several times, and then built new circuits with new components and still failed to get the Tomar lanterns to light?  I must be missing something, because I have received numerous responses to this site.  Although none of them have included a statement that says they actually used the circuit and that it worked as printed?

 

Thanks for the reply.

 

George


On Nov 11, 2014, at 11:43 AM, "dvollrath@... [WiringForDCC]" <WiringForDCC@...> wrote:

 

George

For Flicker free lighting hints see  http://www.wiringfordcc.com/gorhlite.htm#a17

 

DonV 




Re: Constant Lighting Circuits

george hohon3
 

Tomar's bulbs do not any circuitry.  It's simply a micro bulb inserted into a marker lantern housing.

George


On Nov 11, 2014, at 1:31 PM, "'Glenn' ghazel@... [WiringForDCC]" <WiringForDCC@...> wrote:

 

Are you using the bulbs directly or through Tomar’s circuitry?

 

Glenn

 

 

 


From: WiringForDCC@... [mailto:WiringForDCC@...]
Sent: Sunday, November 09, 2014 13:47
To: WiringForDCC@...
Subject: [WiringForDCC] Constant Lighting Circuits

 



My DC layout has been completely updated and converted to DCC and everything is working as advertised.  But there is a small issue.

I have a number of cabooses that have Tomar Marker Lanterns installed and these 1.5 vdc "bulb type" lanterns are powered by N sized batteries which don't last as long as one would think.  I would like to keep these lanterns as installed and power them from track power.

I'm looking for help in making a small circuit that would take DCC track power and convert it to 1.5 vdc power for the lanterns.  If you have any personal success in making such a circuit or knowledge of such, I would be grateful if you could share it with me.

I have scoured the internet for information and have actually built several suggested circuits without success.  Any suggestion, direction or advice would be appreciated.

George

 


Re: Constant Lighting Circuits

Glenn
 

They must have some sort of circuitry to knock the 12DC or DCC down to 1.5V.

 

Tomar’s site was useless for information, all it says is, “Kit includes two brass marker with lens and 1.5V Lamps installed. Markers can be track or battery powered.”

 

Tomar/Accessories https://tomarindustries.com/acc.htm

 

Glenn

 


From: WiringForDCC@... [mailto:WiringForDCC@...]
Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 16:38
To: WiringForDCC@...
Subject: Re: [WiringForDCC] Constant Lighting Circuits

 




Tomar's bulbs do not any circuitry.  It's simply a micro bulb inserted into a marker lantern housing.

 

George


On Nov 11, 2014, at 1:31 PM, "'Glenn' ghazel@... [WiringForDCC]" <WiringForDCC@...> wrote:

 

Are you using the bulbs directly or through Tomar’s circuitry?

 

Glenn

 

 

 


From: WiringForDCC@... [mailto:WiringForDCC@...]
Sent: Sunday, November 09, 2014 13:47
To: WiringForDCC@...
Subject: [WiringForDCC] Constant Lighting Circuits

 



My DC layout has been completely updated and converted to DCC and everything is working as advertised.  But there is a small issue.

I have a number of cabooses that have Tomar Marker Lanterns installed and these 1.5 vdc "bulb type" lanterns are powered by N sized batteries which don't last as long as one would think.  I would like to keep these lanterns as installed and power them from track power.

I'm looking for help in making a small circuit that would take DCC track power and convert it to 1.5 vdc power for the lanterns.  If you have any personal success in making such a circuit or knowledge of such, I would be grateful if you could share it with me.

I have scoured the internet for information and have actually built several suggested circuits without success.  Any suggestion, direction or advice would be appreciated.

George

 

 


Re: Constant Lighting Circuits

george hohon3
 

The first and basic recommendation is to use a 1.5 vdc battery as the power source.  You can use track power, and it does require additional circuitry that Tomar does not provide in the kit.

George


On Nov 11, 2014, at 1:56 PM, "'Glenn' ghazel@... [WiringForDCC]" <WiringForDCC@...> wrote:

 

They must have some sort of circuitry to knock the 12DC or DCC down to 1.5V.

 

Tomar’s site was useless for information, all it says is, “Kit includes two brass marker with lens and 1.5V Lamps installed. Markers can be track or battery powered.”

 

Tomar/Accessories https://tomarindustries.com/acc.htm

 

Glenn

 


From: WiringForDCC@... [mailto:WiringForDCC@...]
Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 16:38
To: WiringForDCC@...
Subject: Re: [WiringForDCC] Constant Lighting Circuits

 




Tomar's bulbs do not any circuitry.  It's simply a micro bulb inserted into a marker lantern housing.

 

George


On Nov 11, 2014, at 1:31 PM, "'Glenn' ghazel@... [WiringForDCC]" <WiringForDCC@...> wrote:

 

Are you using the bulbs directly or through Tomar’s circuitry?

 

Glenn

 

 

 


From: WiringForDCC@... [mailto:WiringForDCC@...]
Sent: Sunday, November 09, 2014 13:47
To: WiringForDCC@...
Subject: [WiringForDCC] Constant Lighting Circuits

 



My DC layout has been completely updated and converted to DCC and everything is working as advertised.  But there is a small issue.

I have a number of cabooses that have Tomar Marker Lanterns installed and these 1.5 vdc "bulb type" lanterns are powered by N sized batteries which don't last as long as one would think.  I would like to keep these lanterns as installed and power them from track power.

I'm looking for help in making a small circuit that would take DCC track power and convert it to 1.5 vdc power for the lanterns.  If you have any personal success in making such a circuit or knowledge of such, I would be grateful if you could share it with me.

I have scoured the internet for information and have actually built several suggested circuits without success.  Any suggestion, direction or advice would be appreciated.

George

 

 


Re: Constant Lighting Circuits

george hohon3
 

As I've heard it said, "The third time is the charm."  I can't tell you what might have gone wrong in my first two attempts, but obviously something did.  So I started over with new/fresh components, including a new and never used set of Tomar marker lanterns, and much to my delight, using DCC track power they lit up very nicely.

This success is for the first circuit from Wiring with DCC, without the flicker free element.  I will try the second circuit once I assemble newly acquired component parts.

For everyone who replied, thank you.  The process of learning new things with the help of others is one of the best things about this hobby.

George


On Nov 11, 2014, at 1:28 PM, "'Vollrath, Don' dvollrath@... [WiringForDCC]" <WiringForDCC@...> wrote:

 

George,

Have you tried to light one of the Tomar units recently with a 1.5V flashlight cell to make sure the bulb is not burned out. One mistake in wiring and it is gone.

I started with the first circuit but didn’t like the marker lights blinking as it rolled around the track.

I now have 2 cabooses with the 3rd LM317T constant current circuit working as shown with the 47 ohm current setting resistor. Visibly lit with room lights on, but not overly bright in a darkened room. No blinking or obvious dimming on a moving train. Energy cap is 6,800 uFD, 16Vdc.

A similar circuit works for tail lights on a streamliner car.

DonV

 

From: WiringForDCC@... [mailto:WiringForDCC@...]
Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 3:08 PM
To: WiringForDCC@...
Subject: Re: [WiringForDCC] Re: Constant Lighting Circuits

 




Tried the first and second circuits without success.  Checked my work several times, and then built new circuits with new components and still failed to get the Tomar lanterns to light?  I must be missing something, because I have received numerous responses to this site.  Although none of them have included a statement that says they actually used the circuit and that it worked as printed?

 

Thanks for the reply.

 

George


On Nov 11, 2014, at 11:43 AM, "dvollrath@... [WiringForDCC]" <WiringForDCC@...> wrote:

 

George

For Flicker free lighting hints see  http://www.wiringfordcc.com/gorhlite.htm#a17

 

DonV 




DC Circuit Breaker?

wrhastings@...
 

Our club is rebuilding their layout for DCC. As part of the electrical, we are including a 12VDC bus to power accessorie. The bus is powered by a regulated power supply, capable of outputting 4amps. We would like to install some circuit protection, preferably an auto resetting breaker. Do any of you have a recommendation on what we should use?


Bill Hastings

Re: DC Circuit Breaker?

jazzmanlj
 

If the power supply is regulated it probably has over current protection. In most designs the regulator either folds back or shuts down and recovers when the current burden is lifted.


Len Jaskiewicz