Last year when a lighting strike damaged a few things in the house my $130.00 DCC power supply of 15 years was one of them. Having to buy a new dishwasher etc. I bought a NEC 5 amp 15 volt for $43.00 to replace it only to find out it didn't have enough power to run 3 LokSound decoders in a consist. I thought it was some other problem but found out after buying a Circuit Specialists 6-8 amp for $38.00 the NCE just wasn't up to the task. The Circuit Specialists wasn't only cheap but runs the whole layout without any problems. I did have to pay a $14.00 shipping charge. It does weight 9 pounds. If any one is thinking about buying one I would add a 5 amp breaker to protect the 5 amp command station.