Graham White E-Bell

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Graham White E-Bell

Postby jfreeman35959 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:37 pm

Looking for a Graham White E-Bell, new or used long as it is in good working condition. Thanks!

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Re: Graham White E-Bell

Postby phil943 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:31 pm

i got one for sale its used. 325 shipped
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Re: Graham White E-Bell

Postby superfleet » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:17 pm

sorry for the tangent, how you you power up the electric e-bells?

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Re: Graham White E-Bell

Postby Mafarnz » Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:07 am

superfleet wrote:sorry for the tangent, how you you power up the electric e-bells?

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curious in Kansas (dan)


12V DC, same as what the battery voltage of the crossing circuit is. Even old mechanical bells run on 12V, though much higher current. I have a couple of older bells that I can run off my model train transformer if I turn it up all the way.
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Re: Graham White E-Bell

Postby Jazz_Bass » Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:22 pm

Matt, I believe he is referring to the locomotive E bells. They run on a minimum of 32VDC/VAC and will not run on anything lower. Ive run them with 48VDC power supplies in the past. I had a 12-48 volt converter on my car to run one underneath for a few months.
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Re: Graham White E-Bell

Postby superfleet » Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:26 pm

Thanks, that's what I was curious about. I have lots of signals, bells, etc that were wayside devices running on 12 volts, I was wondering about the locomotive-based e-bells.

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Re: Graham White E-Bell

Postby csulaguy » Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:00 pm

I think the voltage range is 28-120V, but DC. I can't tell you why, but when I called Graham White (I have an e-bell), they said DC only, and AC would eventually fry the electronics. The irony is that polarity doesn't matter, so what gives? I run mine at 36V and it sounds fine. Just connect 3 12V batteries in series or use a step-up transformer and you should be good.

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Re: Graham White E-Bell

Postby phil943 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:32 pm

its dc voltage because locomotives power for lights, switches and contactors is all dc and usually 74v
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Re: Graham White E-Bell

Postby Ironmineworker » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:22 pm

Hi, hum is it still available? Or maybe someone have one for sell? :?:


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