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Programming track

Postby Spo » Fri Apr 11, 2014 6:28 pm

Hi,I've noticed that most if not all programming tracks for the hornby elite system use the power clip .is this essential or can you not just solder the wires to it.
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Re: Programming track

Postby Ray Haddad » Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:16 pm

Yes, it is the same. You can do either. Just be sure the connection is sound and very firmly attached. Anything less induces noise which can cause problems.
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Re: Programming track

Postby Flashbang » Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:12 pm

Hi
Soldering wires to the rails underside or outer web area is by far the best possible electrical connection. Anything that's a slide in fit will not produce the optimum connection.
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Re: Programming track

Postby Spo » Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:51 pm

Thanks,that's what I thought but I wasn't sure

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Re: Programming track

Postby lennie » Sun Apr 13, 2014 12:03 pm

You cant beat a good soldered joint.

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Re: Programming track

Postby Bufferstop » Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:10 pm

I would say using a power clip to a programming track would be the worst possible choice, as the risk of accidental disconnection during programming is so much higher. Disconnecting whilst running is no real problem, disconnection during the write phase of programming is a sure fire way of trashing a chip.
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Re: Programming track

Postby Spo » Sun Apr 13, 2014 6:01 pm

I'm ok with soldering Bufferstop having done it all my working life :D

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Re: Programming track

Postby Bufferstop » Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:30 pm

I've always worked with a soldering iron up to temperature in a bench stand, it saves the exasperation of waiting for it to heat up. Doesn't seem to hurt them.
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Re: Programming track

Postby hedgefordpete » Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:56 am

soldering. it only hurts when you forget the iron is on and you rest your hand or arm across it. I am covered in scars . pete. :D


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