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#1 DavidR

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 04:42 PM

For sale top of line Carsteen CS4 slot controller with choke, fan, voltage meter. Product info:

The Carsteen CS-4 Slot Car controller designed for HO, 1/32, and 1/24 racing

25 steps, all equal size. Trigger response can be adjusted using profile switches to make controller softer or more aggressive.
Sensitivity can be adjusted from 0.4V to more than 6V.
Current capability more than 250A. Output-resistance less than 0.008ohm.
Voltage choke can reduce output voltage more than 3V, reducing top speed.
Continually adjustable current-choke increases output resistance to as much as 0.25ohm (<1foot to 30 feet). Choke can be switched out.
Continually adjustable brake (0.06ohm to more than 25ohm).
Temperature-controlled fan.
Ball-bearing trigger.
Volt-meter to check track-voltage.
Controller protected against faulty hook-ups.
Circuit that limits influence from varying track voltage.
Comfortable handle and trigger.
Connections are alligator clips.
Track hanger built in.

Like new $450.00 including Priority shipping.

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 11:47 PM

Can you get college credit for learning how to use all the features?


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Posted 12 May 2018 - 05:37 AM

What is the middle knob with the on off switch for?

I saw a guy using one of these at a retro race in the UK and he didnt know.

 

I have a couple of the early Carsteens and still enjoy using them.


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Posted 12 May 2018 - 06:01 AM

Choke works like an external wire wound choke.


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Posted 12 May 2018 - 06:43 AM

Never used it - reduces top speed so much. But good in taming too hot motor.


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Posted 13 May 2018 - 04:32 AM

Please allow me to add a few facts about the "middle knob and the on-off switch".

 

It is an electronic version of a resistance-choke, something which most people know as a wire-choke.

 

This choke is introducing a resistance (like a piece of wire) between the power-section of the controller and the car.

This choke can be adjusted by "the middle knob" to a resistance between 0,5 foot and 35' feet (from 0,003ohm to 0,30 ohm). If the choke is switched off (the on-off-switch) the resistance of the choke is less than 0,001ohm, which is less than 1 foot of  #10-wire or 2" of ordinary choke-wire

 

The value of the range of choke is chosen to suit flat-track cars (typically ISRA-cars, but many racers are using this controller for hard-body-cars, to my surprise), but this might be too much choke for a wing-car, which might be why zipper is expressing the opinion he does.

 

I can just add that if anybody wants a CarSteen CS-4 with a more narrow range of choke resistance it can be done.  I am sure that zipper's comment would change if the choke was re-calibrated to 20 feet or less.

 

Steen


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Posted 13 May 2018 - 05:14 AM

Sorry, my mistake - I was speaking of the voltage choke... The current choke is fine, just missing a scale. I did a rudimentary one and equalized the scale with my Difalco/wirebox using the calibration screw, too to keep the first step small enough.


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Posted 13 May 2018 - 11:26 AM

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 11:45 AM

Steen

 

I just picked this 1 up and  can a Mush and Bypass button be added to the Controller 

 

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 01:25 PM

Hi Jason,

 

Yes, a Mush-button can be added, and the by-pass-switch is already there: the on-off-switch is doing the job.

 

Best

 

Steen


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