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Probably massive problems!

If both powerbases put a carrier signal on then they will interfere with each other.

If Carrera digital works in a similar way to DCC, then the first powerbase will be sending signals made up of + voltage and - voltage, the - voltage will be cancelled out by the other power base

Depending on the circuitry and protection of the powerbase design, the bases may not like having power fed into them at their input, and hypothetically could be damaged
 

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Darainbow, good luck with your experiments, but beware because an analogue car going very fast does NOT mean that there are no -ve voltage pulses. Even messing with the controllers MAY have negligeable affect on the analogue car depending on the way data is coded. You need an oscilloscope to see these fast pulses really, although if plugging in 2 power bases either stops digital racing working or smokes both your power bases, this will also be proof!
 

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the limiting device is that the device will be destroyed!

Carrera have designed a black box to work with Carrera power supplies. They want to make black boxes affordable, and components that have lower current handling capacities are cheaper.

They are designing a 'toy' or whatever you wish to call it for people who will by Carrera power supplies. They protect idiots by saying 'maximum current - 2.5 amps'

If idiocy excedes these limits, the black box may break and the experimenteer may not get their money back and may not sue for damages.

Anyone wishing to experiment with excessive current and inadequate understanding would be advised to have a CO2 or dry powder fire extinguisher nearby, and NOT to leave the power on unattended!
 

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QUOTE (lesracer @ 19 Nov 2004, 11:54)Lane switching on curve means the flipper speed is ok as the car speed is slower, If the lane changing was on the straight it probably would not work!

Most of the fun is destroyed as cars keep crashing into each other or stoping on the dead flipper!
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I don't think speed of flipper is an issue with the scalex system - the flipper changes for every car (the car gives an active 'I want to go straight' message if you do NOT press the change button, and the flipper flips straight.

Stopping on the dead flipper WAS an issue in my brief test a few times, so the added speed of a LC on the straight would be a benefit in that respect too.
 
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