LGB 52120 Analogue throttle, Outdoor, 5Amp. HELP PLEASE

Steve

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<p>Does any one have one of these controllers and if so do they leave it out side in all weathers ?</p>
 

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I believe that they are only suitable for indoor use only Steve, but I guess it would be okay to use it outside in good weather?

Although, I've heard you've got a habit of leaving controllers out when it rains....
 

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This one was out side for a month Gizz , but it is call and out door controller
 

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Thought you were going over to the dark side....
 

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Xmas sir :D

I have the LGB 5 amp power supply so wanted to use this controller till i get the rest of the MTS kit.

TE is running me rack line
 

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they are weather proof and were designed for the very purpose

ive left mine outside this season from about april until mondya this week-all summer in some heavy rain (for COlorado) and its fine-since we have received 30" of snow since wednesday and it was predicted i thought id spare it -since LGB has become scarce im much more careful

however the smart thing to do is to cover it with a plastic food container-helps (which is what i am now doing-just keeps it nicer and less dusty -kepps th brunt of stuff out-but its not necessary-but....
when it comes to high UV like we have here -very little holds up more than a few years without some deterioration, fading and brittleness
 

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Cheers Stevedenver , as soon as it has dried out and tested i will get a container to cover it , by guess is we may get a little more rain than you guys
 

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Left mine out all last year. No problem.
They are outdoor, not to be confused with the green one which is "indoor only"
 

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<p>Whatever you do don't leave your MTS out.</p><p>I have it on good authority that they don't even like the cold in an unheated garage/shed.</p><p>Mine sits in a plastic box which goes in when I do!</p>
 

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KeithT - 29/10/2009 9:34 PM

<p>Whatever you do don't leave your MTS out.</p><p>I have it on good authority that they don't even like the cold in an unheated garage/shed.</p><p>Mine sits in a plastic box which goes in when I do!</p>

Nah! Mine sat in an unheated shed for the best part of 5 years with no ill effects at all. Mind you, mine were northern MTS, not namby-pamby stuff. :D Seriously, it is a lot more resilient than you might think, provided moisture is not liable to enter the casings.
 

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Scratching head trying to work out where i could get away with hiding a MTS box in house :thinking:
 

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i got two of these, but without the housing.
when i still used them outside i stole two tupperware pots from the kitchen, for casing.
they are designed to stay outside, but they are electronics.
and i never got the impression, that electronics and weather combine well.
 

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theres that loverly big conseratry steve, its at the back off your house, overlooking the garden railway :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
paullas going to kill me :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: