I would like to add the ARC powerbase to my layout, but so far it is only available with UK power transformers. When will it be made for Canada? Or can I just rewire the 2 laptop power supplies i am currently using into the base unit? Also, will it work with after market controllers such as Parma and Professor Motor. They are much more robust and will last more than a year like the stock ones.
Hello fellow Canadian Scalextric Fan,
I got the UK ARC ONE for Christmas and yes that's what I did - rewired a laptop power supply to the cord (cut off from the UK transformer) and it works fine.
I too would love to know if previous controllers could be rewired for the ARC ONE. The little ones it comes with are almost a joke.
BTW the connectors for both the controllers and the power supply appear to be the old style flat slotted on both sides, type though I don't know if they're exactly the same. If they are perhaps you could use one of those old powers supply's and old controllers.