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DCC Specialties PSX Daisy Chain Diagram

Posted by on Sep 28, 2017 in Tony's Tips |

Before wiring, ensure the Programming Jumper is on pins J3.2 & J3.3 to operate [Pin J3.1 is nearest the center of the PSX-AR circuit board] Cut isolating gaps in the rails between PSX/PSX-AR zones, and stagger the gaps by about 0.75” [21mm] If you are using both PSX circuit breakers and PSX-AR auto reversers on a layout and the locomotive hesitates when crossing a reverse gap, program the PSX controlling the track adjacent to the PSX-AR: Program CV55=1 [enable delay]...

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DCC Specialties PSX-AR On A Wye Tail Diagram

Posted by on Sep 28, 2017 in Tony's Tips |

Before wiring, ensure the Programming Jumper is on pins J3.2 & J3.3 to operate [Pin J3.1 is nearest the center of the PSX-AR circuit board] Cut isolating gaps in the rails between PSX/PSX-AR zones, and stagger the gaps by about 0.75” [21mm] If you are using both PSX circuit breakers and PSX-AR auto reversers on a layout and the locomotive hesitates when crossing a reverse gap, program the PSX controlling the track adjacent to the PSX-AR: Program CV55=1 [enable delay]...

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DCC Specialties PSX-AR on Wye Leg Diagram

Posted by on Sep 28, 2017 in Tony's Tips |

Before wiring, ensure the Programming Jumper is on pins J3.2 & J3.3 to operate [Pin J3.1 is nearest the center of the PSX-AR circuit board] Cut isolating gaps in the rails between PSX/PSX-AR zones, and stagger the gaps by about 0.75” [21mm] If you are using both PSX circuit breakers and PSX-AR auto reversers on a layout and the locomotive hesitates when crossing a reverse gap, program the PSX controlling the track adjacent to the PSX-AR: Program CV55=1 [enable delay]...

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DCC Specialties PSX-AR Reverse Loop Diagram

Posted by on Sep 28, 2017 in Tony's Tips |

  Before wiring, ensure the Programming Jumper is on pins J3.2 & J3.3 to operate [Pin J3.1 is nearest the center of the PSX-AR circuit board] Cut isolating gaps in the rails between PSX/PSX-AR zones, and stagger the gaps by about 0.75” [21mm] If you are using both PSX circuit breakers and PSX-AR auto reversers on a layout and the locomotive hesitates when crossing a reverse gap, program the PSX controlling the track adjacent to the PSX-AR: Program CV55=1 [enable delay]...

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DCC Specialties PSX Power Booster District Diagram

Posted by on Sep 28, 2017 in Tony's Tips |

There are two types of power districts: Single power district per booster or multiple power districts on a single booster. In either case, you want a PSX or PSX-AR protecting each power district. If you have a single booster for a power district, you still want a PSX-1 protecting that district. The reason is that the protective circuitry in the booster is designed to protect the booster, NOT your $1000 fully lit, full sound, decoder equipped, fully detailed scale model. The...

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DCC Specialties Hare Current Draw

Posted by on Sep 19, 2017 in Tony's Tips |

Each turnout will draw about 35mA counting the LED current and the stall current of the Tortoise switch machines. Thus if you have 30 of these, you will draw approximately 1.0 amperes, which is well within the ability of a 5amp booster. As a note, unless you leave S1 with ALL switches OFF, it is NOT a good idea to run the Hares on a separate bus. This is because if you turn ON S1 switches, they allow the Hare to route its input power to the rails. This means each switch is...

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