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Questions On Installing My 'DelTang' R.C. Gear ?
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 Posted: Fri Jun 1st, 2018 12:06 am
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Rod Hutchinson
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dan3192 wrote:
I setttled on using soft silicone wire, 24-26awg for power connections, 28-30awg for lighting.
As a result, I highly recommend this type of wire for BPRC work.
I list some specifications below and suggest you check see if it's right for you.

I should also mention I prefer using a 2S arrangement (2-Lithium-ion cells in series plus a 5V voltage regulator (for my 6V Swiss motors),
or a 9V voltage regulator for stock 12V or new can motors (efficient up or down from 7.4V battery output).


I use 32 gauge Silicon Wire.
I find the smaller diameter helps with reducing volume.
It is surprising how much space wiring takes up.
I use three colours. Red, Black and Yellow for the balance charging.

I have made up the 2S battery configuration with a Pololu step up to 9v.
This works quite well on the OEM motors on Joe Works and similar 1980s NG locos.




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 Posted: Fri Jun 1st, 2018 12:28 am
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A 2S step up to 9V works good for me with most of my stock HO engines.

The exception is where I run with a DCC decoder.
Then I use an adjustable step up regulator to get the approx. 12V I need.
I described this elsewhere a few years ago.

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I find a 1S lipo with a 5V or 9V voltage regulator works well with locomotives needing up to 0.3A.
For larger power requirements the nominal 7.4V from a 2S battery is good up to 12V.
I have about a 50% mix of 1S and 2s battery packs and 1 or 2 12V regulators plus some 5V ones.




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Whoever fixed the Table in Post 130, thanks! Looks much better... 

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