Product Support for: Command Stations & Boosters -> 5 Amp DCC Booster with Auto Reversing (DB100)

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Original first generation Digitrax Command Station/Booster shipped with Challenger Starter Sets.

Discontinued 1995

12 Articles Found for DB100

KB534 Short Circuit when adding a DB100 or DB150 booster to a DCS100 or DCS200 Command Station

Q:  I recently split my layout in half, with a DB150 acting as a booster powering one side and a DCS100 powering the other. I'm trying to reconnect the bus feeders to the rails, which all worked properly before the split. Now when I reconnect the feeders there is no short indication, BUT when a loco goes over the insulated gap between the two sections, a short occurs. A:  This is a common issue when the first booster is added to a DCS100/DCS200 command station. MOST DCS100/DCS200 command stations come from the factory set with Rail A & Rail B connections that are the opposite ...

KB872 Marklin 6027 Command Station Using Digitrax Boosters

This Application note shows how Marklin Users can have the power and reliability of Digitrax boosters along with their Marklin command stations! Notes: 1. Before applying power to the booster, use a short length of wire to short the 2 gray terminals (SYNC & GROUND) on the DB100. This forces the DB100 into the booster mode when the power is applied to it. Set the MODE switch to "P/R" for auto reversing operation or to "RUN" for normal booster operation. 2. Make a cable with 6 conductor RJ12 cable with a 6 conductor male plug on the DB100 end and ...

KB898 CTX/CTY Throttle Operation

CTX/CTY throttles allow you to have up to 4 separate throttles controlled by 4 different operators rather than 4 throttles controlled by one operator as in the CT4 that comes with your Challenger Set. Digitrax provides these instructions so that you can build your own throttles to your own specifications. You are free to choose any knobs, buttons & cases you like, the ones on the parts list below are just suggestions. These throttles give you the option of expanding your operations cost effectively. The CTX throttle controls speed & direction for one train in the operating group & can ...

KB348 Functions on Big Boy

I have had a Digitrax Big Boy for many years I recently bought a steam loco equipped with a Soundtraxx decoder I have been able to utilize function keys 0-4 but there is quite a few more that the decoder is capable that I don't know how to access example f6-9 Production of Big Boy was from 1994 to 1998. It was superseded by other starter sets and command stations. Big Boy can access Functions 1, 2, 3 and 4, but no higher. To reach the higher function numbers will require upgrading to a more current command station and throttle ...

KB875 Lenz Systems Using Digitrax Boosters

You can have the power and reliability of Digitrax boosters even if you use a Lenz Command Station. You can use Digitrax boosters to automate reverse loops, too. Digitrax boosters can be used with the Lenz Command Station to provide more power for driving the layout. Many customers are using DB150, DB200, or DB100 series boosters instead of LV100's because the DB150’s & DB100's are very reliable 5 amp boosters with plenty of heat sinking capability to prevent heat related booster shutdows. Equipment needed: 1) A Lenz LZ100 Command Station. 2) A DB150, DB100 or a DB200 series booster. 3) ...

KB797 Challenger Starter Set Overview

Challenger was Digitrax' first commercially produced system.  It was manufactured from 1993 to 1998.It included:A CT4 analog throttle that controlled 4 addresses.  These were color coded.A DB100 command station/booster.A decoder (either HO or N scale).The CT4 throttle is the only throttle ever manufactured by Digitrax that could not be used on other Digitrax systems.

KB948 Retired Digitrax Products Continue To Work With New Products on LocoNet

I own a Digitrax Starter Set that is now discontinued. Can I still use it and can it be upgraded?LocoNet lets you use all Digitrax LocoNet components in your system no matter when you purchased them. You can continue to use what you already own with new components as they become available. Note:  This will work with all starter sets except for Challenger. If you have a Challenger Set and you want to move up, the best thing to do is to purchase one of the new sets and use the DB100 series booster that came with your Challenger as ...

KB213 LocoNet Adapters LA1 & LA2

The first Digitrax system to use LocoNet was Big Boy. Each Big Boy system came with a LocoNet Adapter 1 (LA1) or LocoNet Adapter 2 (LA2). Documentation for these units was minimal, but is included here. LA1 LA-1 came with a simple card: LA-1 LocoNet Adapter Use this cable to connect your DB100 to your DT200 command station unit and to your LocoNet command bus. The LA-1 allows you to connect more than one throttle to your Big Boy System. You only need one LA-1 in a Big Boy System. If you are upgrading to Big Boy from Challenger, you ...

KB272 Is the DT 200 compatible with newer sets?

Is the DT 200 compatible with newer sets? The DT200 (now discontinued) was supplied with the Digitrax Big Boy starter set. The Big Boy system consisted of a DB100 configured as a booster, LA1 or LA2 LocoNet Adapter interface, DT200 throttle, and a power supply. The primary DT200 throttle also acted as the command station. The Big Boy system had full LocoNet capabilities. Unlike the Chief, this set depended on the DT200 as part of the of the system, with the throttle acting as the command station for the unit. With other LocoNet systems, such as Super Chief, it will ...

KB945 What does the NMRA Conformance Seal mean?

It means just what it says. "This Product Conforms To All Applicable NMRA Standards." An NMRA Conformance Seal is NOT an endorsement by the NMRA. It is NOT a guarantee by the NMRA or by the manufacturer. It is merely a statement that a particular product conforms to a particular test set up and administered by NMRA volunteers to assess whether, in their opinion, the product conforms to a particular NMRA Standard. Interpretations of this statement vary widely depending on whom you ask for clarification.The Real Issue is InteroperabilityInteroperability means that you don’t have to worry about a single source ...

KB1046 Powering the DCS240

The PS614 is the Digitrax recommended power supply for the DCS240 in 5 amp mode.  For operations at 8 amps the PS2012 is the recommended power supply. When using the PS2012 special wiring considerations need to be used when powering both the DCS240 and legacy boosters from the same PS2012.  Leagacy boosters are defined as the DCS100, DCS200, DB150, DB200 or DB100.  Please see the separate article “Powering your DCS240 with a PS2012” and the additional notes below. The DCS240 may be powered either using the barrel plug connector or the screw terminals labeled “+” and “- “. The barrel ...

KB987 General Command System Troubleshooting and Tools

This article stops in a strange place??  We need to find the rest of it and split it up into meaningful chunks.  Also needs meta stuff Troubleshooting in General:Regardless of the guides, manuals, tips, suggestions, experts or whatever, troubleshooting can occasionally degenerate into a vast chasm of darkness and confusion.  It would be impossible to cover all the areas that have, can or may cause problems. This is a general guide to identifying and resolving problems with Digitrax Complete Train Control.  Keep Good Records:Although it may seem to be a pain while setting up your Digitrax system, keeping layout records ...