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I want to replace my SCX controller. I've been looking at the SCX Pro item (50740) thinking that a 45ohm controller would be a useful upgrade from the SCX basic one I'm using. I see that the Pro controller has "banana" plugs, does this mean that it isn't suitable for use with the Rally Chrono? If the 50740 isn't compatible with the Rally Chrono, is there an upgrade controller available that is, or am I stuck with the basic SCX offering? Alternately, is it possible to get a cable with banana sockets and the SCX plug?

I'm assuming that the basic controller is somewhere around 60ohm. Does that sound right?

I'm also assuming that a reduction in ohms gives better throttle response. Is that right?

If it makes a difference to my choice of controller, my collection of cars is mainly SCX with some Ninco, Fly and Team Slot.

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I've got the SCX chrono and the SCX pro controller, what I've done is cut the standard SCX controller off of it's wire, wired that wire into a 2 amp 3 pin plug and wired the SCX pro to a 2 amp 3 pin plug, I've also added a brake wire on mine.
 

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Thanks Julian. I did wonder about doing something along those lines.

Do you consider the Pro controller to be a worthwhile upgrade with the Rally Chrono?? What differences did you notice?
 

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I did the same as Julian - the SCX Pro controller is basically a branded Parma Pro controller and a very good upgrade (IMHO).
 

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I agree with what Gareth says, the reason I bought the SCX Pro rather than the Parma Pro was that the SCX branded version was cheaper - speaking of cheap controllers, I've got a Ninco electronic controller on it's way to me currently from the US, £20 including postage, the next challenge will be getting it to work with the Chrono as the only slot cars I use at home now are rally cars with the chrono, I had a huge (20 second lap time with an SCX Escort) alpine track in the bedroom yesterday, it went all over the bed, onto a chest of draws and then onto another table.
 

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QUOTE (Julian_Boolean @ 26 Mar 2012, 13:00) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I had a huge (20 second lap time with an SCX Escort) alpine track in the bedroom yesterday
COOL! That's about the same as mine. I haven't checked the length, but the lap times are 20-22sec for most of my cars. My Ninco C4 will do a 19.9 if I really concentrate.

The Pro controller I've been looking at isn't the Parma one. I've seen images of the one you speak of, and it doesn't look the same as the one I picked out. Do you suppose there's much difference? The one I'm looking at is selling for £24:99 - £29:99 (or even cheaper if you could be bothered to buy from an American eBay seller). The Parma one seems to be nearer £40, if anyone has stock. Actually, the Parma one isn't listed on SCXUK.com and I did read somewhere (can't remember where now) that the Parma/SCX is NLA. link to SCXUK Pro throttle page
 

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Despite my fear of buying from USA (from a past bad experience or two), I've taken the plunge and ordered a Parma/SCX controller. I'm just waiting to see what the seller wants to charge me for postage. It's likely it will be somewhat less than any I can find from either UK or EU sellers.
 

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QUOTE (StuBeeDoo @ 29 Mar 2012, 08:18) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Despite my fear of buying from USA (from a past bad experience or two), I've taken the plunge and ordered a Parma/SCX controller. I'm just waiting to see what the seller wants to charge me for postage. It's likely it will be somewhat less than any I can find from either UK or EU sellers.
The invoice has arrived. £25:27 in total. The cheapest I could find one from a UK seller is £45 + p&p.
 
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