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When driving EN57 and needing to keep at 50-60 km/h, you need to juggle the power settings a lot, series is too little, parallel is too much. So I usually ride on series and only briefly move the power level to R to get the first notch there, and then I move it back S to prevent further notching up.

What I believe should happen is that amps jump to the new level and Jazda na oporach light goes on, because it is not an economical notch.

What happens now that there is one "invisible" notch between them that only lights the Jazda na oporach light, but does not actually increase the amps, and only a second notch increases the amps as well.

The light alone without any power above full series does not make sense to me, I believe it should only light up after (together with) the jump in amps.

Full series:

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Full series + 1 notch = only light turns on:

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Full series + 2 notches = amps go up:

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i'm sure that light is supposed to indicate when the resistors are in circuit, 
and the resistors take a few seconds to come into circuit, hence the amps don't suddenly increase when you move the lever.

This train handles switching in and out the resistors for you,  but one thing about these 'automatic notching' loco's ...  if you want to slow down but keep power on, you need to move the lever to 0 then back to the lower notch you want.

moving say to position R, then back to position S, the automatic notch controller will stay in position R, otherwise it would burn the higher notch contact out from arcing... especially more of an issue on DC lines as the PKP is  (these trains may have an arc quench system, i'm not sure, but i do know that you can not reduce power just by moving to a lower notch... i found this out when experimenting when this train had just been released in SimRail)

This is part of the 'charm' and fun of driving these trains,  the modern loco's you are kind of driving on cruise control, want to go slower, just move the lever back and the computer will take care of it,
With these old trains you need to move levers about a lot to manually maintain the speed you want, 

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when i want to keep at a low speed, i move the reverser lever from 2 to 1 (will only move when power lever at 0)  as this lowers the power to the motors.  not sure if this is something done by real drivers of these trains? 

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