Model Railway Forum banner
1 - 4 of 4 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
90 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hi

Anybody have any experience stting up the ecos to work with the powershield range of breakers. I have 3 power districts each with their own breaker. One district runs direct from the ecos and the other two are split from a 4a ecosbooster.

Currently a short anywhere shuts down the whole system obviously i want it to only shutdown the district that has the problem.

As always advice, suggestions and help are gratefully recieved.

thanks

mark
 

·
Just another modeller
Joined
·
9,983 Posts
QUOTE (markw @ 22 Jun 2008, 18:05) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi

Anybody have any experience stting up the ecos to work with the powershield range of breakers. I have 3 power districts each with their own breaker. One district runs direct from the ecos and the other two are split from a 4a ecosbooster.

Currently a short anywhere shuts down the whole system obviously i want it to only shutdown the district that has the problem.

As always advice, suggestions and help are gratefully recieved.

thanks

mark

***This problem looks to be common with many of the "new generation" DCC systems - ESU, Hornby, Dynamis etc... the command station is way too fast to react.

I suspect it will maybe/perhaps be fixable with software tweaks in the latest upgrades from ESU but I haven't checked.... If not you should perhaps enquire of the ESU forum, as there will be others with the problem too.

A patch that works well: You CAN fix it by adding a "buffer" in between the ESU and the breakers.... ie Add an appx 5 amp car tail light bulb (60 ~75watt) into one lead from the ECOS before it gets to the powershields - that way the short will be buffered so the ECOS won't shut down so fast, and the powershields will be able to act as they are designed to... and the current draw on the ECOS will still be reasonably well buffered by the lamp if a whole system fault develops.

regards

Richard
DCCconcepts
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
33 Posts
Hi Richard,
Michael from Melbourne....As you know i have a Hornby Elite and have just installed a reverse loop.

I am using the DCC Specialties PSX-ARSCFB DCC Auto Reverser w/ Snap Coil Turnout Control & Feedback. I suspect my Elite is too a little "Weak" and keen to trip at the first sign of a short.

I am wondering if the above glove trick can help me in any way?

Mike.
 

·
Just another modeller
Joined
·
9,983 Posts
QUOTE (miksterr @ 23 Jun 2008, 15:04) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi Richard,
Michael from Melbourne....As you know i have a Hornby Elite and have just installed a reverse loop.

I am using the DCC Specialties PSX-ARSCFB DCC Auto Reverser w/ Snap Coil Turnout Control & Feedback. I suspect my Elite is too a little "Weak" and keen to trip at the first sign of a short.

I am wondering if the above glove trick can help me in any way?

Mike.

***Hi Mike

Yes, it will work with any system. Try to match the bulbs rated power as close as practical. to the system though....

ie if its 4 amps and track voltage is 15 volts, a low voltage / car type 60 watt bulb. If it was a 2 amp system with 15 volts, 30 watts etc etc

regards

Richard
 
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
Top