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digitrax superchief nekkid
« on: April 08, 2007, 05:40:49 AM »
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Ever wondered what a Digitrax Superchief looked like under the hood?





So I got bored and had a screwdriver in my hand  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: digitrax superchief nekkid
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2007, 07:52:45 AM »
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You'll find that you need to open it up every 18-24 months to change batteries.
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Re: digitrax superchief nekkid
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2007, 10:05:39 AM »
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Gee, I wonder how much the Union Pacific charges Digitrax for the "UP" on the capacitors?

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Re: digitrax superchief nekkid
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2007, 05:17:06 PM »
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I had to open my Empire Builder one once..after I left out the blue smoke! ;)

Digitrax were able to repair it though which was good, but in the meanwhile I bought a Super Chief ;)

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Re: digitrax superchief nekkid
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2007, 05:24:50 PM »
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It looks like there is no OFF , just SLEEP . When you change batteries do you loose existing program settings , or does the caps give enough time to swap them out ? Can't a AC adapter be adapted to eliminated those batteries ?

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Re: digitrax superchief nekkid
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2007, 06:26:56 PM »
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There are two battery holders.  When you get the signal that the battery is low you slip a new one into the empty holder then remove the old one.  Voila!-no data lost :)

My mileage varies.  I'm not getting anywhere near 18 months on a battery.
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Re: digitrax superchief nekkid
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2007, 06:29:51 PM »
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you know .. mine have had the same batteries for 5 years now .. better change them soon .

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Re: digitrax superchief nekkid
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2007, 07:32:40 PM »
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John.
 Not talking you out of changing the battery. Life depends on how long the unit sits without power. We change the batteries in the club's units at least once a year. They sit in my cold wharehouse most of the time using the battery to keep their memory. The official replacement date is for the Bedford Show each year.

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Re: digitrax superchief nekkid
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2007, 03:46:59 AM »
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Been running mine now with extensive usage since 2000, and have yet to change a battery.
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Re: digitrax superchief nekkid
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2007, 12:14:57 PM »
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I'm with Ian, in that I've had my DCS100 for 4+ years, and have never changed the battery.  The unit sits most of the time unplugged, as well.
dumb ways to die, so many dumb ways to die

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Re: digitrax superchief nekkid
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2007, 03:38:20 PM »
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we are probably tempting fate .. :)