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Now I have taken the plunge and gone for the new APB set-up I have a question.

I am running my new APB using two paralleled feeds from an after market PSU.

The advice in the old days when using PB-Pro set-ups was to have all the XLC's powered separately.

It this still advisable/necessary to power the XLC's separately with the new APB?

I have 5 XLC's in my new layout.

Thanks in advance.

Steve
 

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I don't see much reason to rewire things. If you have them powered separately, might as well leave it that way. The APB has great power, but any help can't be bad.
 

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... but with that aftermarket power supply you might want to consider the high power mod, be careful not to wind the wick up above 15V as you may damage the regulator inside the C7042
 

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Two reasons I need to separately power my LCs are:
1) I occasionally run low voltage (8-9v)
2) Many of my flippers have the magnet mod

As a result, 9v is not enough juice for the flippers to pull away from a rail with a magnet installed.

I realize this situation only applies to a small percentage of people, but I wanted to mention it just in case.

Mike
 

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Well, have rewired all XLC's back onto the track.

All is working fine so far.

Still need to test power level with 6 cars on the track.

The main idea for taking the power from the track again was to reduce the under table wiring. Only power taps under there now.

Stevef
 
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