View single post by Herb Kephart
 Posted: Thu Dec 1st, 2011 02:13 pm
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Herb Kephart

Joined: Thu Jul 19th, 2007
Location: Glen Mills, Pennsylvania USA
Posts: 6017

What you describe--charging a small battery from the track is exactly how Neils system was designed to work. I don't use it that way because my track is all one polarity (overhead wire being the other) and so I use a larger battery, and charge with a plug in spot on the engine. Neil has developed a new, smaller unit, which turns the single LiPo 3.7V into 12V. I am awaiting one to test. They won't be able to be hand built, but there are receivers and ESC's in the aircraft world that are the size of a postage stamp--but they are robot assembled, I'm sure, which means volume sales are needed to justify that cost.  The time WILL come---


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