We started with this command station. In the meantime there are
more than ten Chiefs in the property of FREMO members.
Till now most of the FREMO meetings were driven by a Chief.
FREMO-specific information for the use of the Chief (German only):
It is not a good idea to use the chief as a booster, at least
not if two of them share a booster boundary. Reasons:
There is no galvanical isolation between Loconet
and booster output (current over Loconet ground, when
loco crosses booster borders)
The output signal has too fast edges, sometimes causing problems
with some Lenz-dekoders and bad module wireing similar to our
self made boosters.
The booster delivers up to 5A of short circuit current.
(you might solder switches or fry little children with this)
On some meetings the IB worked well, for example we prefered
the IB over the Chief, because it delivers more power to the
railsync lines which obsolutes railsync boosters for smaller
FREMO-specific information for the use of the Chief: