The faulty power supply of standard SlotCar “lanes” is a well maintained annoyance. As long as there are SlotCar tracks, the loss of voltage inevitably accompanies the extension of a tracks. This is nerving. We think that a road deserves something better. So for a long time we have been experimenting with a solution that makes it possible to build longer distances. Without having to plan an additional feed every few meters.
Stainless steel sheet is an extremely poor conductor of electrical energy. The guide rails of current SlotCar tracks are made of stainless steel, and we also want to stick to this material for the Harrel-RS road. In order to counteract the resistance, the poor conductivity of stainless steel we rely on copper. Copper conducts electricity very well. So in every Harrel-RS module a thick copper cable connects plug, guide rail and socket. This allows the current to flow through the copper cable and only passes the current to the guide rail. The plug connections on the modules are made of brass, with gold-plated plug baskets. This ensures that the current also experiences as little resistance as possible at the transitions from module to module. By way of comparison: with standard rails, the current flows from stainless steel sheet to stainless steel sheet via a small plug-in connection.