Have my concerns?

Discussion in 'DCC & Electronics' started by Why me, Nov 8, 2006.

  1. Why me

    Why me Member

    [:-banghead][:I]Just mot my layout power wise using my nice new mulimeter only to find im using 20watts DCC not 16watts i havt change anything in the CVS for this to happen way have i got this lost at the mo.mike
  2. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Mike: can we confirm, could you possibly mean 20 Volts instead of watts?
    Are you measuring it with a load on (locomotives)?
    I hear that the DCC signal cannot be reliably tested with a meter.
  3. baldwinjl

    baldwinjl Member

    To start I echo what David said. Then I ask: Are you having trouble? Are your trains working? Is there anything other than the meter reading that makes you think there is a problem? The most likely thing is that there is nothing wrong at all!

  4. caellis

    caellis Member

    Unless your meter reads RMS voltage it is probably reading too high.
  5. fsm1000

    fsm1000 Member

    Is the meter working ok?
    Also is everything else working ok?
    Is it just the meter that says it isn't working while the trains go around with no problem and do what you want them to do?

    Just wondering:D
    If it all works then I wouldn't worry about it too much. :)

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