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Hi Chaps,
I notice a power loss to the cars when changing from Digital to Analogue mode on the C 7042 powerbase.

I am using the same controller and the same car (a Digital chipped Porshe) I know that the brakes are different, but the car is significantly slower on the straights, or even when you just rev it up. I have checked the power scale and it is on 100%.
I can do a lap in Analogue in just over 3 secs, and then only change the powerbase to Digital, and I can get 2.7 secs, significantly faster !

Is this usual, or am I missing something?

Thanks for any input.

Cheers Martin
 

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hi
you can notice this difference if you place a chipped car on a normal analouge track,i think it is down to a slightly lower voltage to the motor as the chip uses some of the available power.???
 

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I think power loss is the wrong term, the system although it uses the same components the way they operate is different, PWM power instead of rectified AC. I would go with BigBird though, try the same car with the DPR plug changed for a blank. I'll bet you get closer to 2.7 seconds. But regardless the power in analogue mode will be what you get. If you want faster do the variable voltage mod.
 

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Hi,

I just took out the Digital Chip to see if that is the bit draining power, and guess what........... it was !! Full power to the car, and a faster than 2.7 secs lap, due to the less sudden braking.

Thanks for the help, I was a bit puzzled, it s is a shame that it does that, my kids like to swap between cars almost per lap. Still, never mind the system is great anyway.

Cheers for the help.

Martin
 

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Good, that clears that up then. Personally I use analogue mode for analogue cars, if I'm going to run a digital car I always switch to digital so that I get my brakes back.
 

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RikoRocket,
Maybe add a link to the APB Variable voltage mod to your signature so it is easier to find.

Cheers!
 

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Ditto the above and may be a good time to downsize that pbpro banner.
 
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