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Difalco Messing Up Track Timing??

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My new Difalco Genisis HD30 controller and other Difalcos send my timing into meltdown,

I'm in practice mode on the timing in 1 lane and get times, false laps etc on other lanes..,

I plug in my standard Parma and Professor Motor and not a problem..,

I have checked my wiring to the Difalco and its fine...

Anyone have an idea why?

 

Thanks


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David

 

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What timing system are you using? Are you using a dead strip or photo sensors?

 

The only time I have seen this before was when a driver was using his ACD pro on the Wellington Club track.


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Using photo sensors, I think.. It's not a dead strip.

I have a flouro light above the sensors.

It's Startline timing.

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I dont have any trouble with mine Dave. Startline, sensors and LED's for a light source.


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Rob

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Your power relay is causing a lot of electrical noise when it closes and opens. To confirm this just disconnect the power relay. If the problem goes away then ypu need to place some filtering across the relay.

 

Do you run shileded cables from sensors to timing box and box to PC? I suspect not?

 

cheers

rick1776


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Seems to be a comon theem at the moment

Seems every week there is some isue with various systems

 

New controllers seem to play havoc with some systems.


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rick1776 is on the money... The Difalco has two relay's - one for brake and one for power. My HD Genesis created similar problems

"crashing" the computer at Jans Ecurie track. The solution was to solder a diode across the coil of each of the relays on the circuit board hanging out the bottom of the controller.

Essentially what happens is the energised coil builds up a high voltage and momentarilly sends a very high volt spike down the line (on the switching side, not the power side) and does all sorts of weird stuff to computers.

I think I used a 4007 diode. You have to make sure the cap end of the diode goes the right way or you'll have full power all the time and fry something.

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