The following thread is going on at the NCE-DCC board. This is my
latest posting, and I and others have posted about 10 threads on this
Here is a brief summary. If I take 12 gauge solid wire, 84 feet long
on both legs, and hook it up to a 2.5 ohm, 40 watt load, I get a 3.75
VAC drop at the load. The readings were taken with a digital Beckmann
meter. 10 gauge stranded wire gives the same results.
Why such a large loss occurs with DCC I cannot explain. I did not see
voltage drops like this when I ran Dynatrol command control, which is
a 14 VDC system.
Are there any electrical engineers out there that can explain this?
Thanks in advance
18 years ago