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GAUGEMASTER CDU Capacitor Discharge Unit

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GAUGEMASTER CDU Capacitor Discharge Unit

A Capacitor Discharge Unit (CDU) provides a reserve of charge to ensure that a good voltage is available to throw point motors. Especially useful when several motors are thrown by one lever, setting cross-overs for example.

The unit stores up power in capacitors and when a point motor is actuated, discharges in one big punch giving the point motor a firm and positive switching action. Connected to points via switches or probe and studs. Prevents burnt out motors.

Please note that this unit should be fitted inside an enclosure to prevent accidental access. When charged the capacitors are capable of giving a painful electric shock.

Input: 16v to 24v A.C. at a maximum of 2.5 amps.
Gaugemaster T1 transformer suggetsed for use with Hornby, Peco and Seep point motors, a T3 transfomer will be required for 24volt motors.

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