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-====== ​LNet current source ======+====== ​LocoNet ​current source ======
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 [[english|Content]] -> [[hardware-en|Hardware]] -> [[hardware-en#​locoio|GCA]] [[english|Content]] -> [[hardware-en|Hardware]] -> [[hardware-en#​locoio|GCA]]
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 ===== current source ===== ===== current source =====
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-To start with, this current source has NOTHING to do with the power that any LNet unit needs to get working.\\ +To start with, this current source has NOTHING to do with the power that any LocoNet® ​unit needs to get working.\\ 
-Communication in LNet and most LocoNet devices is done via one single wire.\\+Communication in LocoNet® ​and most LocoNet devices is done via one single wire.\\
 This wire is carrying between 10 and 15 Volts, and will be short circuited to ground when communication is taking place.\\ This wire is carrying between 10 and 15 Volts, and will be short circuited to ground when communication is taking place.\\
 Some available products feed this 10-15 V via a simple resistor.\\ Some available products feed this 10-15 V via a simple resistor.\\
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 There is a technical more important reason to do it this way, but there is no need to go that far in explanation.\\ There is a technical more important reason to do it this way, but there is no need to go that far in explanation.\\
  
-A problem could arise, when -for example- GCA85 or GCA101 or CAN_GCLN are connected to the LNet together with any central unit\\+A problem could arise, when -for example- GCA85 or GCA101 or CAN_GCLN are connected to the LocoNet® ​together with any central unit\\
 like Twincenter, Intellibox and/or any of the available Digitrax units.\\ like Twincenter, Intellibox and/or any of the available Digitrax units.\\
-All these units contain some way of feeding this 15 mA to the LNet communication line.\\ +All these units contain some way of feeding this 15 mA to the LocoNet ​communication line.\\ 
-These currrents ​are considered to add to each other, so the total current will be much higher than needed.\\+These currents ​are considered to add to each other, so the total current will be much higher than needed.\\
 That is why GCA units all provide the option to shut off this current source.\\ That is why GCA units all provide the option to shut off this current source.\\
 When GCA85 or GCA101 or CAN_GCLN is the only main LNet unit, its current source should always be activated.\\ When GCA85 or GCA101 or CAN_GCLN is the only main LNet unit, its current source should always be activated.\\
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