Reply To: Supercaps for DC Stay-Alive

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John Cutler
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Health Warning!

If you try these supercaps, you should be aware that if you reverse their polarity whist they are discharging (during stay-alive), you will reduce their lives.
In other words, try not to apply Reverse on your controller as the loco heads toward a cliff-edge! Start thinking seriously about fixing down your buffer stops, just like the prototype!