What do I basically have to consider when setting up my system in terms of cabling and power supply?
With model railroads, changing track layouts on the table, on the floor or outdoors are quite common. Frequent mating of the track connectors can cause them to become loose and/or dirty and can result in higher contact resistances. If a short circuit event occurs in combination with higher contact resistances, there is a risk that your control panel/booster will not detect the short circuit quickly enough, but will continue to supply a high current. This high current can lead to uncontrolled heating and thus to the outbreak of a fire.
A frequent feeding of the traction voltage into the track bypasses the transition resistances that have to be overcome, the automatic shutdown of your command station/booster reacts faster and safer.
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