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SArc air Track Day


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Hello, my son has the Arc Air scalextric track  with the McLaren and Jaguar cars. The black connection part attached to the pit lane part of the track is flashing red and the cars do not move- I’ve tried cleaning the track, changing the contacts on the cars- but it’s still flashing red and no cars moving- what could the problem be? 

Many thanks for any help and advice

Andy P.

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Are you referring to the powerbase?

I am assuming so as only it and the controllers themselves have lights.

A flashing light inidicates an overload.

This is usually caused by a short circuit which again is usually caused by metal braid on the track.

Unplug and remove the powerbase form the layout and use a vacuum cleaner to ensure there is no metal on the track.

Plug the powerbase back in and it should turn green after a few moments.

If it turns red and blinks there is a problem with the powerbase and/or the power supply (power adapter).

They will need replaced: Please contact Sclaextric Customer Care at the right.

If it stays green but turns red when the trigger is pulled or when a car is set on the track then there is something wrong with the cars. Possibly a loose wire is causing a short in the car.

(if you are savvy with electronics you can use an Ohm-meter to test all this).

If there is no obvious problem with the cars then the powerbase likely has a fault and needs replacing I am afraid.

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