Emily battery and radio control conversion

kedwards

Caving, Garden Railways
Can anyone help please?

I'm converting my Bachmann Emily to battery power and radio control and my question is do I need to remove the PCB at the rear of the motor or does this do the same job as fitting motor suppression capacitors? If I don't need to remove it then I assume I can just connect the orange and brown wires to the motor controller?

Thanks,

Keith

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PhilP

G Scale, 7/8th's, Electronics
5 Jun 2013
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Not knowing the ESC you are using:

You should be fine, leaving the board in place..

I would run the loco on blocks, at a reasonably fast-pace, and carefully check the output transistors on the ESC are not getting hot. - Some designs do not like to drive a reactive (inductors and capacitors) load.

PhilP
 

kedwards

Caving, Garden Railways
Not knowing the ESC you are using:

You should be fine, leaving the board in place..

I would run the loco on blocks, at a reasonably fast-pace, and carefully check the output transistors on the ESC are not getting hot. - Some designs do not like to drive a reactive (inductors and capacitors) load.

PhilP
Thanks Phil. The ESC is a Timpdon UltraRad URC2, if that helps.
Keith