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Controllers (or hand throttles) are what you use to regulate the amount of power
going to your car -
Worthing HO Racing tracks are also set up for applying 'brakes' to your car, so a controller that has a braking facility is a must.
Controllers either use a resistor or a transistor to regulate power -
Our club controllers are the Parma Economy 60 Ohm resistor controller. 'Economy'
is a bit of a misnomer -
The 'Eco' controller will set you back around £25. More expensive controllers are
Resistor controllers come in different resistor sizes. For HO, anything between 25
Ohms and 90 Ohms will work. However -
The right impedance or Ohm-
To run stock or modified Tomy, Tyco or Life-
Electronic controllers do not use the resistance method for power delivery, instead using a transistor in an electronic circuit to dispense the correct amount of voltage to your car. Improved car control and the ability to run a wide array of cars with the same controller are the main advantages of electronic slot car controllers. Prices range from £80 to £200 or more.
Truspeed is a recommended UK manufacturer of electronic controllers and you’ll see a few Truspeed MT1 and MT11 controllers at WHO racers.
Whatever controller you buy, you'll be fitting a standard UK slot car club plug on
the end -
The Parma Eco
Truspeed MTII electronic controller