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Old 06-28-2005, 04:41 AM
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Hi

What is the difference between PMTR2063 and PMTR 2060?

My use will be at club tracks (Routed and Sport)
will run 1/32 cars.

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Old 06-28-2005, 07:01 AM
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The 2063 appears to have a direct plug-in for Carrera track, and has dual polarity.

The 2060 is more for commercial tracks -- only positive polarity, but has dual heat sinks and alligator clip hook-ups.

How does the routed track hook up? If one track is routed and one is sport, you may need two different kinds of hook-ups.
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Old 06-28-2005, 09:08 AM
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Hi

Thanks for the answer, we hook up with banana plugs at all our tracks. (the Sport track has custom stations)

So I want the controller without any plugs.

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Morten
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Old 06-28-2005, 09:32 AM
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Or witch Professor Motor Controller do you prefer?

Morten
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Old 06-28-2005, 12:10 PM
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my opinion that the "silver series" controllers are best for home 1/32 use.

For the love of Pete DO NOT buy the "ultra low end" controller. That version is better for commercial track use.
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Old 06-28-2005, 01:09 PM
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I have run the "gold" series on 1/32 plastic and routed tracks for well over 2 years and have no complaints. I think it is much more sensitive than the "silver" series.

Your milage may vary.....
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Old 06-29-2005, 02:59 AM
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Default PM Edition

One of the nice features of Andy's controllers is that they can be upgraded to the next series by purchasing the relevant parts.

You can start out with Silver Series and as your skills and needs improve, you can add features as needed.
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Old 06-29-2005, 07:02 AM
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None. Get a Parma EC.
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Old 06-29-2005, 07:14 AM
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I'd get the one that says "Parma Turbo" on the packaging. Then again, I'm a little nuts.

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Old 06-29-2005, 08:34 AM
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The guy asked about PM controllers. Let's not turn this thread into a Parma vs PM debate.



Whichever controller you get. Get one with a polarity reversing switch, and variable sensitivity.
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Old 06-29-2005, 03:41 PM
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Hi

Yes, I want a Prof. Motor Controller this time.
It will be a summer holiday present for myself, and the and I want the best one. 8)

I also want a polarity reversing switch, and variable sensitivity.

So should I order the PMTR2063?
It says Carerra in the text, but the picture on Electric Dreams website shows without any plug for Carerra.

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Old 06-30-2005, 03:01 AM
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None. Get a Parma EC.
Dr, Heller, Parma has pulled this EC controller off the market about 6 months ago after so many of them failed and had to be credited since they could not be fixed. The CONCEPT behing the Parma EC was wrong and much was spent to fix it to no avail. Parma is now testing a completely new unit that should be on the market soon. In the meantime, it's PM City.
Get with it! :b

As far as using the "basic" $47.95 PM, this is what I personally use on our plastic track to drive anything from NC-1 to TSRF and Parma 16D's. I don't have any issues with it.

About 5 years ago when Andy began producing this controller line derived from the old Trinity unit, there WERE some issues b ut they were quickly resolved. Nowadays, there are no more reliable controllers than the PM on the market, period. While the Parma handles (ex-1960's Russkit) are probably easier on the hand, until their new electronic controller proves up to snuff, I have no hesitation. Also please consider that the Parma owners are personal friends, so I am not pulling any punches.

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Old 07-04-2005, 06:25 AM
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What was/is wrong with the concept? I would like an answer from TSRF, and no one else, in detail, about the concept and why it is flawed.

As long as my EC works for me, I'll continue to use it. As for my PM, it is the single most unreliable controller I have used. The design for the sensitivity and brake is terrible.
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Old 07-04-2005, 06:52 AM
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As far as using the "basic" $47.95 PM, this is what I personally use on our plastic track to drive anything...
I'll second that. I had to lightly sand one of my "basic" PM's wipers...otherwise smooth sailing on any car I choose to run from Ninco classic to Slot.it. I have four of these now, all with no problems.
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Old 07-04-2005, 07:04 AM
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Busoppveien, the 2063 does indeed have connectors the for Carrera power base. What knid of hook-up do you need?



To Dr Heller and anyone else wanting to discuss the the finer points of controller design. Start another thread in the Paddock or Tech Q&A.
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