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Power Supplies for Digitrax Boosters and Command Stations

Posted by on May 23, 2017 in Tips DCC Components, Tips DCC Systems, Tony's Tips |

The chart below shows the model of the Digitrax DCC Command Station or Booster with the recommended Power Supply. The latest generation of Digitrax Command Stations and Boosters require DC power and will not function on AC power supplies. Digitrax DCC Boosters & Command Stations Model Description Input DC Power Input AC Power DCS 240 8A command station and booster unit 13.8 – 25VDC PS615 PS2012 NO DB210 3/5/8A with auto reversing booster, single track output 15 – 24VDC...

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Wiring LEDs to Hare Accessory Decoder

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 in Tips DCC Components, Tony's Tips |

I have just installed the Hare 1 (Rev K) and it works well. I have added a toggle switch that is installed on a control panel and I have added a dwarf signal (two 2-wire bipolar LEDs stacked one on top of the other with a common wire connecting the two, one wire for the top LED and one wire for the bottom LED then wired according to the top illustration on page 4 of the manual included with the product) to the Hare connections and they also work well. I now want to add 2...

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Wiring PSX-AR Circuit Breaker Auto Reverser For Reverse Loop Crossover

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in Tips DCC Components, Tony's Tips |

We receive a lot of questions about PSX circuit breakers and PSX-AR circuit breaker auto reversers. The following diagram shows an oval loop with a reverse crossover. Important Rules of Thumb for Reverse Sections The reverse section located between gaps 2 & 3 must be longer than your longest train. Each PSX and PSX-AR board must take power directly from the DCC booster. Note: each PSX on the DCC Power J1 input terminal allows you to daisy chain to the next PSX Make sure...

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ESU Decoders & NCE Advanced Consisting

Posted by on Mar 6, 2017 in Tips DCC Components |

Dave Heap on the NCE Yahoo Group has been conducting some tests and unfortunately it has become evident that ESU decoders are not 100% compatible with all the NCE Advanced Consist commands. Keep in mind, the fix is relatively simple, but NCE owners who use ESU should be aware of the potential issue. The area of non-compatibility is the CLEAR ALL ADVANCED CONSISTS command. This command sends an NMRA Standard consist control command to the broadcast address: Instruction...

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PSX FB Feed Back and Digitrax Loconet for JMRI PanelPro

Posted by on Aug 30, 2016 in Tips DCC Components, Tony's Tips |

I’m somewhat befuddled on how to wire the PSX-ARSCFB to the Digitrax Loconet for the feed back feature. Our club layout has the BDL168s & PM42s and detection is set up for use with JMRI PanelPro. We have a panel set up and I need to understand how to wire the PSX-ARSCFB Network Feedback to be able to include it on our panel. I assume if the unit sends feedback,  there should be a sensor number available to indicate there is something being detected on the section...

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Digitrax Address 00 & PSX Circuit Breakers

Posted by on Aug 30, 2016 in Tips DCC Components, Tony's Tips |

I see from your quick start guide on the PSX- series that these are not compatible with analog address 00. Is there a configuration option to allow for analog operation? Best regards, Rob…………North Georgia Modurail The address 00 on Digitrax works by stretching the pulse width of the “0” DCC data. The PSX powers itself from the DCC data. The problem is that the stretched pulse can be long enough that the PSX looses power. Depending on the...

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