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Offline YannisB  
#1 Posted : 23 May 2019 17:58:26(UTC)
YannisB

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Hello everyone.

Does anyone know what is the average (or exact) power output (in Watt) of the Marklin locomotives?
Or, put in a different way, how many amps do the locos draw?

Yannisb
User is suspended until 23/08/2019 10:37:50(UTC) Goofy  
#2 Posted : 23 May 2019 19:05:43(UTC)
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Depends of the speed...
And traction power.
A motor of today from Märklin should be around 500 milliamp (0,5 A).
DCC means Digital Command Control.

Offline YannisB  
#3 Posted : 23 May 2019 20:56:17(UTC)
YannisB

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Originally Posted by: Goofy Go to Quoted Post
Depends of the speed...
And traction power.
A motor of today from Märklin should be around 500 milliamp (0,5 A).


Thank you, Goofy. That gives me an idea.
I do realize it depends on speed and load. Just curious what are the ratings of these motors.
YB
Offline dickinsonj  
#4 Posted : 24 May 2019 01:12:18(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: YannisB Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Goofy Go to Quoted Post
Depends of the speed...
And traction power.
A motor of today from Märklin should be around 500 milliamp (0,5 A).


Thank you, Goofy. That gives me an idea.
I do realize it depends on speed and load. Just curious what are the ratings of these motors.
YB


My layout is not running right now so I can't provide specific numbers but I am fairly sure that some of my newer locos use much less than 500 milliamps. I have locos and lighted coach sets from the last two years that pull less than 0,2 amps. Of course my older locos with lighted coach rakes sometimes pull over 0,75 amps but I find it amazing how much less power some of the new locos and coaches with LED lighting seem to need. This is also pretty constant across speed ranges BTW.

I would be interested to hear what other users have seen on their Märklin trains.
Regards,
Jim

I have almost all Märklin and mostly HO, although I do have a small number of Z gauge trains!
I have models from Era I to Era VI, but I try to focus on Eras I & III. Whoops, that one got away from me. Let's just say I focus on cool trains, regardless of the particulars :-)
So many trains and so little time.
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