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REVO receiver keeps on randomly playing horn

Posted: Sun Nov 13, 2016 2:14 pm
by Mike Gilchrist
Hi there, I have a little puzzler...

I have an Accucraft C16 battery powered loco setup using a REVO receiver with steam sound.
There is a reed magnet sensor/trigger for the chuff only on one of the tender axles.
The 'horn' function is on 'momentary'.
Everything works fine.... but... the horn will play at random even though I have not pressed the function button.
It does work when I press the button.
Is there something that I have done to make it fire off at random? I didn't think that the receiver had this 'random' option.

Of course I can turn all sounds off when the horn becomes unbearable...which can be very quickly!

Re: REVO receiver keeps on randomly playing horn

Posted: Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:58 pm
by hutch
Although I have no experience with Accucraft, my experience in industry with reed switches is that they go intermittent and seldom have a solid failure. So, disconnect it first, (hopefully pluggable) before digging really deep. Usually reed switches are cheap.
Just my opinion, didn't cost you much, so may not be worth much. :rolleyes:

Re: REVO receiver keeps on randomly playing horn

Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:32 pm
by smcgill
Some times sounds get triggered with power fluctuations (dirty track) :o

Re: REVO receiver keeps on randomly playing horn

Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:16 am
by zullo74
Shouldn't the "steam sound" have a whistle and not a horn? Just saying. :lol: