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I have a small toy circus sound module that uses 3 1.5V Alkaline Button Cell batteries. How can I wire it to electricity rather than use the batteries? Can I use a Train Transformer (what size) or an AC adapter (what size? Thanks for you help. Dennis
Answer If your batteries are in series they will be configured + to -, + to - and will result in a total voltage output of 4.5 volts applied to the sound module. If they are wired in parallel, they will be configured + to + , + to + and - to -, - to - and result in an output voltage of 1.5 volts.If possible, use a meter to check voltage-if not examine the batteries visually and determine what power adapter you will need.For 4.5 volt adapter check Radio Shack site at:http://www.radioshack.com/family/index.jsp?categoryId=2818335For 1.5 volt adapter go to:http://www.summitsource.com/15-volt-power-supply-universal-ac-dc-transformer-switchable-adapter-300ma-4-multiplug-magnavox-m62061-voltage-reducer-led-battery-part-m62061-p-6867.htmlI hope this answers your question. Please let me know how you make out.
Your website is a blessing. I have been collecting Lionel & MTH 3 rail for years and finally thinking I have the time in my life to build a layout. Looking for information and ran across a post response of yours on OGR forum. Thank you
We enjoyed your site...many great ideas and help. I am in the process of writing a reader-friendly blog about my husband's 2nd love....model trains.