Analogue Throttles

Latest update: 18 May 2016

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An analogue control system in its simplest form consists of a speed controller and a power supply.

The power supply (also called ‘transformer’ or ‘power pack’) plugs into a wall outlet, and converts the 230 V AC or 120 V AC from the mains into a lower AC or DC voltage. DC is the most common today.

The speed controller (also called ‘controller’, ‘throttle’ or ‘analogue throttle’) receives the lower (DC) voltage from the power supply, and allows you to vary the DC voltage on the track. So by turning the control knob on the controller, the output of the controller will range from for instance 0 to 24 Volts making your locomotive (with a DC motor) run slow or fast.


LGB:

A basic analogue throttle setup from LGB consists of the following components. It should provide enough power to run one or two trains, so if you are starting out it’s fine.

  • 51099 Locomotive Controller – Link – € 39,99 (MSRP 2016)
  • 51090 Power Supply 36 VA – Link – € 49,99 (MSRP 2016)

If you need more power, the following setup could be a good choice:

  • 51079 Locomotive Controller 5 A – Link – € 159,99 (MSRP 2016)
  • 51095 Power Supply 100 VA – Link – € 99,99 (MSRP 2016)

LGB also offers some more locomotive controllers (both 5 Amps, so could be a replacement for the #51079 controller mentioned above):

  • 52120 Locomotive Controller ‘Hut’ 5 A (Link) – €149,99 (MSRP 2016)
  • 52121 Panel Mount Locomotive Controller 5 A (Link) – €129,99 (MSRP 2016)

PIKO G:

Basic:

  • 35006 Analogue Controller 1,6 A – Link – € 62,49 (MSRP 2016)
  • 35005 Power Supply 32 VA – Link – €67,49 (MSRP 2016)

More powerful:

  • 35002 Analogue Controller 5A – Link – € 150,99 (MSRP 2016)
  • 35000 Power Supply 100 VA – Link – € 132,99 (MSRP 2016)

Bridgewerks

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