PWM Controllers

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Woodie, Mar 24, 2001.

  1. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    Can anyone tell me if there is advantages using PWM (pulse width modulation) controllers over the standard variable voltage controllers?
  2. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Woodie, Using a pulse modulated throttle makes older open frame motors behave in a better fashion, they lock onto the motor. Standard throttles just supply what I call lose power. The modern motors of today do not need a modulated throttle, especially the Kato and Atlas motors.
    Also, using a pulse throttle makes motors run far too hot.
  3. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    Shamus, thanks for the info. Don't DCC decoders use PWM?

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