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 Posted: Wed Apr 7th, 2021 12:12 pm
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Steve Soar

 

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The use of capacitors to store energy and "keep things running" is well proven,
but not very easy to implement on analogue.

Has anyone any experience of using an inductor between controller and rails ? 

I have been considering this,
and as it is not on board the loco, there is no problem with size and weight.

I am thinking about an iron cored inductor with air gap which will store energy,
according to how much current is flowing, and the value of inductance.

If the current to the loco is suddenly reduced, due to dirty track,
the inductor tries to maintain current, by increasing the voltage at the dirty track,
this voltage can be quite large.

Does anyone have any experience of this technique ?  

I intend to do some trials,
but if it is a non-starter I don't want to waste my time.

Regards to all

Steve


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