The 80 Watt Type BW/PowerHouse systemó the basics

Type BW/PowerStation high-output control unit
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Type BW is a power control unit with a power output of 80-watts and an amperage limit of 5 amps. It’s perfect as your first transformer or as a brawny replacement for aging or underpowered transformers. With its track and accessory terminals, it provides the latest technology for reliable conventional model railroad operation.
   The BW/PowerHouse is compatible with common ground layout wiring.
Read this manual thoroughly before using this device.
Type BW is designed for indoor use only. Outdoor use is not recommended. Extremes in temperatures can result in reduced performance.
Never insert objects into the ventilation holes on the underside of the BW control. Damage to sensitive electronic components can result.
80 Watt Type