I recently purchased a single Dapol N-gauge home signal from Hattons, and connected it to 9v DC. The leaflet says "We recommend using a 12vDC stabilised power supply.
", and the wiring diagram says "14vAC OR 9-12vDC
". I've got a 9v line for other electronics on my layout, so I tried it and it works.
A couple of days ago, being happy with the home signal so far, I bought a single distant signal. It's leaflet says "16V AC power supply (not 12DC under any circumstances)
I haven't connected the distant signal yet, so my first question is, is the track supply for my Lenz DCC system okay as the AC source for the signal? Second, does anyone know whether it will work on 9v DC like the home signal?P.S. Since writing this I've been to the link near the beginning of this thread, and it seems that Dapol have had a lot of problems with these signals and, most importantly, have for the past couple of years been recommending either AC or DC, as per the leaflet that came with my home signal. But they still seem to be unreliable