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Old 04-16-2009, 09:11 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Go to massoth.com in the download section all the mts manuals are there look for LGB
p.s. the 55051p will work for you

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Old 04-23-2009, 04:47 PM   #12 (permalink)
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All you LGB MTS experts, what does a 5009 Amplifier do? I have seen a couple for sale and can't quite figure out what they do... Thanks for all the help. I haven't got the decoders installed in my locomotives so no MTS yet.


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The 5009 is used for analog track power.

It uses 2 inputs, one from a variable DC source such as a starter set power supply at 1 amp, plus a constant power source (2 amp 21 volt power supply) and will create a 3 amp variable output from these.



Max. combined output is 4 amps.
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Is lgb 5009 compatible with the mts system
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No, the 5009 is only used on DC
MTS power part numbers are in the 55xxx range not 50xxx
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Thank you Dan...I'm just now building a new layout using MTS so I'm in a learning stage.
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Due to the severe MTS limits of 14 speed steps and no engine addresses above 23, plus difficult programming I would advise users to look at other systems and features.
If you do go to the newest LGB MTS system, make sure you use the Massoth navigator to avoid the MTS restrictions as this gives you 28 speed steps and addresses up 10,000+ ( The older MTS systems are not compatible with the navigator).

I like to use the 4 digit numbers on engines for their addresses and prefer 128 speed steps for slow running of an engine as I use the uncoupling/servo feature of my decoders.
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On another note, to use the parallel feature of the MTS system
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55000 will not do parallel, it is serial only.
55005 NO P is serial only
55005 P is parallel but it must be activated by pressing F key and 9 key. Verify by pressing the 7 key, and you get only one flash in parallel mode, 7 blinks in serial mode. all new addresses assume serial for start up.
55006 is always parallel.

Note that all add-ons must have the P option for parallel to work on them, hand helds and wireless xmit/rcvrs.
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Dan, I was under the understanding that the 55006 can do both parallel and serial functions, is this incorrect?

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John, if the MTS stuff you have is the parallel flavor, you can hook an Airwire Convertr or Tam Valley Depot receiver to it and run it via battery. I've done a few LGB locos this way. Installation is dead-nuts simple since the decoder is already in place. Just find the wires going from the track the decoder, and wire the output of the Convertr in place of the wires coming from the track.

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