RE: Using Meanwell SP-320-24
8 gauge will really help. I have relatively short power feed runs, but still use 10 gauge wire. Do you have some pictures of your setup Lebensw.......Bahn ? (and a name ha ha?) Greg
Hi again Greg, yes I have a lot of pictures but I understand I'll need to upgrade my membership before I can post them. It might help to clear up some misunderstandings on how I have the track-power disconnects set up. I sure don't want to encourage others to do something dangerous.
I could email some to you using the msn/hotmail slideshow option. I'll need some time to put an album together and send it to you when I get the next opportunity. (There's been a death in the family recently and it's taking time to get back on any kind of normal schedule - lots of loose ends...)
I've got a portion of the layout we call "Shady Grove" about 25-50 feet from the main track connections that is wired to be able to either plug a throttle or a jumper in the remote track connector-post and either run of an independent throttle or convey power from a throttle on the main layout remotely. Especially on throttle output coming from 25+ feet away I didn't want any current drop, so I used the 8/2 marine wire.
I'm on the Atlantic Coast so humidity/corrosion was a factor in using the tinned marine wire for the long run.
I'm likely to be offline for a while with other pressing matters but I'm hoping to upgrade soon and post some photos.
Sorry about the name thing. I joined the site back before the hotmail blockage of outbound mail from the MLS site and had to dig through my archives to even find my log-on name and password! I forget why I ended up chosing such a long name. Here's a shorter one: