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I have ordered a C7042 powerbase, and was wondering which PSU I should use. I have two PSU's available at the moment:

The first is 13.8 V fixed, 6A, 230V/50hz and has "DC regulated" written on it,
the second is 3-15 V variable, 4-7A, 230v/50hz and is marked with "Stabilized DC power"

I tried looking at the C7042 instructions thread, but as I'm a slot racer rather than an electronics engineer, I didn't really find anything that would clarify if these PSU's would or wouldn't work…

Any tips ?

Petter
 

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Greg Gaub
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I'd probably go with the second one. Then wire it up to both DC inputs using the cables Keeto linked to in the post about switching from PB-Pro to APB. Set the PSU to 15v and you're done. You can even turn it down a little if you need/want to, but at some point the base will shut down.
 

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Hi Greg,

Thanks for the reply, will try the variable one at full 15V and see how it works.

best rgds,
Petter
 

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I'm guessing the last one is 4A continuous 7A surge, in which case they are both light on grunt compared to two of the standard Scalextric power supplies.
 

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Thanks for the feedback, guys.

I'm planning to use separate power for most of the lane changers (I've got six in all and four of them are connected to a separate PSU), which maybe means the 4-7A would do it to run the cars ?

If not, could you be a bit more specific about the cheap Toshiba chargers ?

thanks again,

Petter
 

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hi
4amp continuous should be good for 4 cars,trying to run all 6 may see power surges when one of them de-slots.
 
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