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Can I use 13.8v 2amp regulated dc power supply the type which Maplins sell to power cb radios etc, which I want to use for powering a NCE power cab,thanks Mike.
 

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QUOTE (firefly @ 20 Sep 2008, 21:36) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Can I use 13.8v 2amp regulated dc power supply the type which Maplins sell to power cb radios etc, which I want to use for powering a NCE power cab,thanks Mike.

Cant comment on the compatibility of the maplins power supply Mike but the powercab comes with an adaptor that plugs into a shaver adaptor, well mine did
 

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Hi Firefly

I asked the same Question after my Roco power supply died

Richard suggested a Laptop power Supply as the best cheaper alternative

I bought a 5A one of Ebay for about Au$25 (about 14 GBP) inc postage from China

There is a post discussing the best options for a power supply for a DCC system
you will find it Here

Hope this helps

regards Zmil
 

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QUOTE (zmil @ 21 Sep 2008, 09:50) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi Firefly

I asked the same Question after my Roco power supply died

Richard suggested a Laptop power Supply as the best cheaper alternative

I bought a 5A one of Ebay for about Au$25 (about 14 GBP) inc postage from China

There is a post discussing the best options for a power supply for a DCC system
you will find it Here

Hope this helps

regards Zmil

***Yes, the NCE Powercab will be happy with a 2 amp 13.8 volt power supply, but you will gain nothiing compared to usung the original power supply that comes in the box...

My advice for using a laptop supply applies to most systems but not the powercab.

You shoud NOT use a laptop power supply with the Powercab - the Powercabs supply voltage should stay as per specification - adding a big power supply and higher voltage is very unwise.... the 2 amp supply in question is at the safe limit.
 
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