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I have two 380 Holiday Express train sets. The track clip and power assembly for one set has an apparent short that blows the fuse in the transformer housing. I have interchanged the transformers and the same thing occurs. I have replaced the fuses in both transformers. How can I get the adapater repaired or can I purchase a replacement adapter? Both train sets are well beyond warranty. Please advise.

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    The track clip is powered by 10V, 3.5A from the transformer. The clip contains circuitry: a converter and logic. Control is provided by another panel of switches and led's for all functions: speed, direction, audio, flashing leds, and on. In short, it is more than an off-shelf hardware device.

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There is a fuse inside the transformer of the new bright holiday train. Check with volt meter attached too wires on each side of fuse. NO READING MEANS BLOWN FUSE. Alligator clip each side of fuse with single wire, bypassing fuse. Train now has power. Replace fuse. TORQUE screwdriver for opening case.

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OK this is NOT a fault so much with the transformer as something that attaches to it.... You need to test the transformer Disconnected from anything, and then see if it is OK..


you see, usually a train set, the power from the transformer the Power goes through a variable controller, essentially a BIG variable resistor, that regulates the Voltage/Current to the tracks, thence to the trains motor.

The ONLY thing that can cause a transformer to blow fuses etc,is an Overload, this must be found and rectified first. often it is the controller itself or even a short between tracks.

Once you find your short you will be back in business.

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Hi,

Sorry to say but New Bright does have these replacement parts hence you need to try hardware stores to see whether you can get a similar adapter . Check the V and the power it should not be an issue.

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