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Question on the Aristi 78 Mhz HOTE.
i run G scale but want to use the HOTE system for control of small locos like the Doozie and Bachmann rail truck.
i have used and have the 75Mhz system so the transmitter is already here, stoped using it on the G scale because of motor noise and range issues on larger G scale engines, but want to use it on smaller self contained engines.
There seems to be little help offered from Aristo on the now out of date 75 mhz shsytem so I am aksing here.
It says in the instructions to use 12/14 volts input. Would wiring up to an Aristo Li-Ion battery at 22.5 volts be to much for it?
Will be running battery power and am wondering if I need to make battery pack for it or use what I have.
I can always create a 16 AA cell pack that will provide 19 volts.

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OK, got my two pack of HOTE, they do have the 8 wire board to wire in for the HOTE to attach to, but there is one large looks like capacitor that came in the box. The capacitor has two leads and is bigger than both HOTES put together, any idea what this is for? Directions on hookup do not indicate this piece and also online.

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Thanks, thought maybe so but not sure, then again they only put one in a box of two receivers.
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OK, was able to install the HOTE in my Doozie.
One thing for sure was to install BlackKat antenna, which help tremendously. I am using two pack of 6 AA cells for 14 volts power. the cell packs are located in the front baggage area of the Doozie, the HOTE is located next to the driver in the front section. All wiring is hidden under roof.
One thing that has happened is the lights have stopped working. No headlight, passenger compartment light or rear marker lights. Don’t thing it blew the lights out, so maybe the HOTE stopped supplying them.
Will spend a little time working on that to find issue.

KC
 
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