Yeah, sounds like they chose the wrong voltage for those cars. But, some cars are rated for a voltage much higher than the track can provide, so not much you can do about it.
You're sure you had all the correct settings on your SCP on this run?Thanks, Mauricio. Good information.
I have another data point. Tonight, the local club ran an IROC race, and I used my SCP with low current analog cartridge. I could tell that I was slightly down on power compared to other cars. Whatever lane I was in, that car was the slowest down the straights. Not by much. The track voltage, IMO, was low for these cars, and the cars were full throttle for much of the track, so the difference was magnified. On classes where you have to do more driving... I.e. less full throttle time... the SCP is at least as good as a good analog controller, as it is better, IMO, under braking, and accelerating out of corners. Next time I'll lobby for more voltage. I don't much care for racing where I pin the throttle at one point on the track, and leave it there for half a lap.
no Tamar you got that wrong. In linear mode, even if the curve dial is set to 0, your controller outputs 100% power when the trigger is pushed to 100%....no matter how hard or far you pull the trigger the car won't reach its top speed, it will be limited in top speed to whatever (percentage of full, throttle) the curve dail is set
Its the Kiddy safe mode
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Thanks for the quick response. My Carrera track is custom wired for Positive Polarity and I currently use SCP-2's mated to the modified Carrera power track so that the connections look nice and neat. Here's a pic of it for reference.You'd need the SCP3, the CRI, and an analog cartridge that is compatible with your track's power/connection method. If you're still using the Carrera OEM power track, power supply, and controllers, this might be a good opportunity to switch over to club-style connectors and a real power supply. Plenty of wiring diagrams on the 'net, and it's simple enough that even I was able to hook it up. Ideally, find out what nearby analog clubs use for their hookup system, and use the same.