Transformers : LUSENET : Wiring for DCC : One Thread

I started to build an HO scale train lay-out a couple of years ago. I've made a few mistakes along the way and have learned some stuff. One thing for example, the 5 transformers that I bought for about $28 each do not have enough power. I bought RailPower 1300's - 15 VDC - 7VA total. I also have some other transformers from kits that I purchased. Is there an inexpensive way that I can step up the output of these transformers from 15 VDC to about 20 VDC?

-- Cliff Stilgenbauer (, June 13, 2001


Are your transformer supplies 15 Vdc at 7VA, or 7 amperes? 7 VA (watts) is way too small for DCC.


-- Don Vollrath (, June 19, 2001.

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