DB150 5 Amp DCC Command Station/Booster with Intelligent AutoReverse
DB150 5 Amp AutoReversing DCC Command Station/Booster makes your layout more fun to run more trains, manage short circuit shutdowns and add automatic reversing.
The DB150 is the base command station/booster for the Super Empire Builder Xtra sets and is also available separately an add on.
Great for upgrading your basic LocoNet system.
DB150 Command Station / Booster:
Full LocoNet Capabilities for easy plug 'n play installation and system expansion
Run up to 22 locos and 22 throttles in command station mode.
Provides additional power to run more trains in booster mode.
Can be used as an Intelligent Auto Reversing Booster
Use with any LocoNet throttle
Built in broadcast write only programmer
Built in 5 Amp Digital Command Control Booster Rated at 80VA.
Many command station options are user customizable.
Auto resetting over temperature & short circuit protection.
User selectable multi-scale operation for N, HO, and large-scale layouts
Track Status indicator shows voltage and signal type (DCC or "Zero Stretch" Analog Signal for conventional operation.)
Stabilized Track Drive Output.
Over Voltage Protected.
Sync output configures DB150 Operating Mode & connects the DB150 to expansion boosters
High impedance balanced or unbalanced signal input receivers on the LocoNet Interface allow boosting of several different types of command control signals.
Auto shutdown if command control drive signal is lost so that the layout will not convert to DC operation if a cable or connection is broken. The trains won't just "take-off" if they are not getting the DCC signal.
Complies with FCC Part 15, Class B RFI Requirements.
Note: Accepts either 50/60 Hz AC or DC input from power supply (sold separately). Recommended power supply: Digitrax PS514 or equivalent. Maximum input 22 volts AC or 28 volts DC Minimum input 12 volts AC or 12 volts DC.
Technical Note About DCC Booster Output Ratings: Digitrax boosters have maximum output current limits of either 5 or 8 amps. The actual continuous output current that your booster will provide to the layout depends on several factors including the input supply voltage, the ambient room temperature and air flow over the booster's heat sink. Higher input voltages increase the amount of heat that must be dissipated by the booster's heat sink. If the heat sink does not get enough air flow to allow for heat dissipation, the booster will eventually reach an over temperature state and shut down. A small fan blowing across the heat sink on your booster will increase the maximum sustained current output capacity of your booster.
Each DCC company specifies the output capacity of its boosters according to their own internal standards. Tests designed and performed by several model railroaders have shown wide variations in the actual output capacity of DCC boosters. In most cases the tests were designed to overload boosters and cause them to shut down. The conclusion based on these tests is that each manufacturer uses a different way of determining booster output capacity, Digitrax tends to be more conservative in stating booster output ratings. The factor that is most important for achieving maximum output capacity is the booster’s heat sinking ability. In these tests, Digitrax boosters have demonstrated excellent heat sinking capabilities and the ability to consistently output the advertised 5 or 8 amps when appropriate fans are added in high temperature situations.
- Original Release Date
- No Worries Warranty (read more)
Digitrax gives a one year "No Worries" Warranty against manufacturing defects and accidental customer damage
on all Digitrax command stations, boosters, throttles, decoders, power supplies and layout control devices.
That's it! A simple, straightforward warranty with no tricky language!
Repairs are simple, too! Just fill out the form and return your items directly to Digitrax for repair. We'll get them fixed up and return them to you as quickly as possible. Please DO NOT return items for repair to the place of purchase.
Make Sure Your Item Needs To Be Repaired Before Sending It To Us! Many of the units we receive for repair do not need any repairs at all. Before you send any units for repair, please take a few minutes to review our Support Options.
1. Check the Tech Support Depot for help. Search for troubleshooting guides.
Please give your name, e-mail address, phone number and when is the best time to contact you. Please give a complete description of the issue you are having.
Many problems are easily resolved by contacting Digitrax Tech Support without having to send in your unit.
Note: Some Digitrax products are no longer repairable due to unavailability of repair parts. Un-repairable items will be returned to you at no charge with no repairs made.
Please Note: Most of our products are not user serviceable. If a defect or accidental damage occurs, return the unit directly to Digitrax for service. Please do not open the Command Station/Boosters (except for making voltage adjustments or changing batteries per the manuals). Please do not remove the shrink wrap protective sleeves from the Digitrax decoders. Shrink may be peeled back to expose pads for adding function wires.
Accessory items that are not covered under the No Worries Warranty carry a 90 day warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. This includes speakers, wire, cables, battery covers, etc.
Intentional damage and customer modifications outside the scope of instructions provided with the product are not covered by this warranty.
Do NOT send a locomotive with your decoder. If a locomotive is sent to Digitrax, Digitrax will ship the entire package back, unrepaired.
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This product is also included as part of the following sets:
- SEBX Super Empire Builder Xtra
- SEBXD Super Empire Builder Xtra Duplex Radio Equipped
- SEBXDCE Super Empire Builder Xtra Duplex Radio Equipped CE for Europe
- GEN Genesis
- EB Empire Builder
- EBRE Empire Builder Simplex Radio Equipped
- EBRE Empire Builder II Simplex Radio Equipped
- EBII Empire Builder II
- GEN Genesis II
- SEB Super Empire Builder
- SEBRE Super Empire Builder Simplex Radio Equipped