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    track power supply

    I just tried to order an 85 amp Rivergate
    power supply for a customer and Eagle Dist
    said that they no longer sell the variable
    voltage model....the one with the pod behind
    the fan that you could turn with a screwdriver.
    They do have the the phone jack that give two
    voltage settings, but I'd like it to have lower
    voltage settings for parties. What are other
    trackowners doing to get the power supply
    voltage down to 10 volts or less? GaryG.

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    Buying a Kemppi 0-16V 0-300(400)A fully adjustable power from Finland?

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    Zipperi,

    That sounds expensive! GaryG.

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    Gary,
    Any variable supply that puts out 15-20 amps should be adequate for 8 rental cars as long as they have 16d or slower motors. Just turn off the high amp fixed voltage supply while using the variable.
    "I don't think I'm ever more 'aware' than I am right after I hit my thumb with a hammer." -- Jack Handey [Deep Thoughts]

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    JimHT,

    For racing, I think each lane should
    have 10 amps available for S16D
    motors. Therefore a 75 amp (or
    larger) unit is necessary.

    GaryG.

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    Gary G said:
    For racing, I think each lane should have 10 amps available for S16D
    motors. Therefore a 75 amp (or larger) unit is necessary.
    What's that got to do with rental cars?

    "I don't think I'm ever more 'aware' than I am right after I hit my thumb with a hammer." -- Jack Handey [Deep Thoughts]

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    Gary

    Rivergate's still have the pots. I just bought one for GF1.

    We have batteries with supplies. for rentals I leave the supplies off.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] Quit cryin and act like a MAN!!!

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    Originally posted by GaryG
    Zipperi,

    That sounds expensive! GaryG.
    Yes, must be over $3000 but most of our clubs have one, and some in Sweden, too. Very durable and rugged - short tested in the last EC race...

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    JimHT,

    I have a customer that wants to be able
    to turn the voltage down when he has
    parties. But most of the time the voltage
    will be at normal settings for rental and
    racing.

    GaryG.

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    Pyramid power supply....check eBay.....PS26KX, puts out 6 to 15 VDC at 22/25 amps. They are less than $100 each delivered, put 4 of them on an 8 lane track?? Relatively cheap and work good.

    This is the standard power supply used by most of the 1/32 basement/garage/attic home/club racing routed track guys.

    Old Jaybird.

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