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Car Decoder issues

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Hi Guys,
Just post any car decoder questions or issues here.

Most basic question: Do I need ferrite man? If so where? What happens if I still have issues.

Different motors and tracks have different characteristics. So with some tracks and motors you need various protection.
The most basic is you do need a ferrite asnd capacitor combination on the motor end.

I havent really noticed a lot of benefit from putting a ferritre man on the braids but I wont dismiss this until more testing is done.

Next and last measure of protection is an additional earth wire. Here we allowed 2 large easy to solder to pads on the rear of the csar decoder. Use a file to remove a fraction of paint/dirt etc of motor can. Use say a 25W soldering iron on the motor end and say 15W soldering iron for car decoder end. Always tin all surfaces before "fusing" together. Practice on old stuff before attempting.

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My first "victim" for surgery is going to be a Carrera Evolution car. It has a stock E200 motor with 2 resistors and (I think) 3 capacitors. Do I just wire the car decoder directly to the existing red & black wires on this motor, or do I have to take any of the resistors and/or capacitors off?
What wattage glue gun do you use to glue the chips into your cars? I need to buy a new one after discoverying mine no longer works. I don't know if the more powerful 40W guns might make the glue too hot and melt/warp the plastic?
Trying to flash a car chip to v4 and it's stuck on 70% for about 10 minutes now. Went from 0 to 3, then after a while to 5 then after a long while to 70. Total time about 15 minutes and counting...

Is it safe to close the Boot Loader, remove the car from the track and try again without "bricking" the car chip?
OK, worked real quick the 2nd time. Thanks, just wasn't sure about stopping it part way through.
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