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Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in Miscellaneous, Tony's Tips |

Boosters (also called Power Boosters, Power Stations) take the DCC signal generated by the DCC Command Station and electrical power generated by the Power Supply (also called Transformer) and combines them to provide the power with the encoded digital packet signal to drive the rails.

Standard Boosters simply boost the DCC signal and Auto Reversers allow for complete automation of reverse loops. Boosters come with current ratings from 2.5 amps to 8 amps (the maximum legal limit). Boosters range in price from the NMRA F9 “build it yourself” to around $300.


Adapted from “Digital Command Control: The Wave of the Future”, by Zana and A.J. Ireland