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Using non-"chipped" cars on digital track

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I was wondering

If you use older Scalextric, SCX, and Carrera cars on the new Scalextric digital setup, will they still run like non-digital track? I'm curious if my cars will work at all without the retro-fit chips inside them.

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After a long discussion some considerable time ago on this board, I was left with the impression that NO AC current whatsoever is involved, that the current is pulsed DC. Which still leaves the question as to whether pulsed DC can damage DC motors in the long term. I know this has been of concern in some low quality train motors but I don't know how or even if it has ever actually been established authoritatively. This is important because most of the motors used in our cars ARE low quality.
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