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DB200 Plus 8 Amp Booster gives you 8 amps of power to run more trains, manage short circuit shutdowns and add automatic reversing. Great for adding more power to layouts running many locos or large-scale locos. Beef up your layout!

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KB882 Installation of Digitrax Wired Decoders in Bachman Plus HO ABA F7s

This note addresses the installation of an H0-Scale wired decoder into Bachmann Plus ABA F-7s; it calls for using a DH140, which has been retired.  Current decoders such as the DH123 or DH163 or similar wired decoders can be used. Just finished up doing a few HO Bachmann Plus F7's, ABA's to be exact. Thought maybe some of you might be interested in how the DCC conversion went on these.They are an easy conversion!1.  The full stall current for these ranged from 500-700 ma for each loco . I selected Digitrax DH140 for the A units and a DH120 for the B ...

DB200 OPTO 8 Amp DCC Opto Booster (Product Support Page)
8 Amp DCC Opto Booster

DB200 OPTO 8 Amp Booster gives you 8 amps of power to run more trains, manage short circuit shutdowns and add automatic reversing to your Common Rail Wiring Layout. Great for adding more power to layouts running many locos or large-scale locos. DB200 OPTO 8 Amp Booster is a booster only, it must be used in conjunction with a command station to work. Beef up your your Common Rail Wiring Layout!

KB149 DB200+ - Track Voltage Adjustment

The actual track voltage supplied by the DB200 can be adjusted. To adjust the track voltage, you must open the DB200 case (this will not void your warranty). 1. Remove the DB200 input power & disconnect all DB200 leads. 2. Remove the two screws on the top and bottom of each side of the case. 3. Slide the gray front panel off the DB200. 4. Be careful to avoid disturbing components other than the ones described below. 5. Locate the small yellow trimmer potentiometer behind the LocoNet B Jack and Scale Switch. 6. Use a small screwdriver to turn the ...

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) ...

KB1017 LocoNet Accessory Power Requirements

  This document outlines the power requirements for Digitrax LocoNet accessories.  To simplify wiring, Digitrax recommends providing individual power supplies for like accessories.  For example a power supply or power buss which only powers the PM42s.  A power supply or power buss used solely to power multiple DS64s.  UR9x and UP5 panels can be daisy chained provided adequate current is provided to properly power all the panels.  Through the use of individual power supplies, the chance of Ground Loops or sneak paths back to ground is minimized.  Using individual power supplies will also make troubleshooting much easier.  Many Digitrax LocoNet ...

KB261 DT100 MU Operations

MU OPERATION Place the two units you wish to MU on the tracks controlled by the command station 1. Select the lead locomotive on the right side throttle  2. Select the engine to be added on the left side throttle 3. Make sure all the locomotives in the consist are traveling in the same physical direction. The direction lights may or may not be the same (green or red) depending on the orientation of the locomotives in the consist (head to head or tail to tail). 4. Push "mode" Button 2 times 5. The display should now show both locomotive numbers. 6. ...

KB500 DS54 - Standard Turnout Feedback

  Setting up DS54 for Standard Turnout Reporting The creation of a feedback circuit for standard turnout reporting is simple. Connect a normally open set of contracts attached to the switch machine, a normally open set of contacts of a micro switch monitoring the turnout throw arm, or the normally open contacts of a relay monitoring the switch machine to the common (green) and switch (red) wires to the desired DS54 output circuit. The following two diagrams indicated the two most common switch machine configurations plus the contact configuration for turnout reporting.  Note: The location and type of contacts available for ...

KB114 DZ143PS and Seuthe Smoke Units

Your DZ143ps decoder has been suggested for my Broadway Limited Blueline PRR J1a. I want to install a Seuthe smoke generator (#100 10-16v,120ma), which was recommended. I don't want to connect it directly to the track power because it will run all the time. Is there a way to connect it to DZ143PS so I can turn it on and off? Yes. The DZ143 series have a total of four function outputs, two are for the front and rear headlights and two are for additional functions. F1 controls the green wire output of the decoder, F2 controls the purple wire ...

KB161 Reverse Loops Galore

We have designed a layout at my place with double main line with reverse loop at each end. Plus there is a branch line with two reverse loops that in one loop is connected to the main line. The main lines stay double track even at the split. The branch stays single with only one connection with the main. My plans where to use the AR1 for all my reverse loops and the PM42 for my power control. What if any problems do you see with all these loops? Nothing, if you can guarantee that at any given time only ...

KB78 Case Study: Nemo Junction - Basic Wiring Part 2 of 9

Although this is a simple railroad, it will have some advanced features. When the railroad's sectional modules are first assembled, the electrical connections are simple. The railroad will be controlled with a DCS50 Zephyr, using a PM42 Power Manager for short circuit protection. One section of the PM42 will control the inner oval of track, a second section of the PM42 will control the outer segment. This is done so that if a train derails on one loop, the train operation on the other loop will not be affected. Because the DCS50 is rated at 2.5 amps, the PM42 must ...

KB180 Q&A - Helper District & Nesting

Is it possible for the same locomotive to be part of more than one consist? In the strictest sense, no. Nor would it be a good idea to do so since you could never be sure who is controlling a particular locomotive. It is possible to join one consist to another in what is called nested consisting. Suppose I want to use a locomotive as a helper to get trains up a steep grade. I would need to form it into a consist with several different main line locos. Is it possible to set up several consists (each made up ...

KB208 Case Study: Texas & Southwestern Part 2 of 11 - Background

With this section, we will talk about the practical realities of building a model railroad with DCC. We chose Dallas, Texas as our locale, in part because so many great model railroaders came from Dallas, names that may not be familiar to you but people who helped make the hobby into what it is today. Texas is big; any Texan will tell you so. But even when allowing for Texan pride, the ordinary outsider develops an appreciation for Texas size. From the piney woods of Lufkin in the east to the rough mountains of Big Bend, from the high plains ...

KB885 Wired Decoder Installation for Athearn Locomotives

This installation covers how to install a Digitrax decoder with wires in any Athearn HO locomotive.  Use either our DH123 (headlight functions only) or DH163 (headlights plus additional functions) for this installation.*** Note: This installation is based on installing a Digitrax wired decoder in an Athearn Dash 9-44CW. The process is similar for any Digitrax mobile decoder with wires. The instructions are also easily applicable for any Athearn locomotive.These instructions assume that you have already run the loco and have established that it is working properly before beginning installation. Remember, installing a decoder in a locomotive will not improve its ...

KB206 Case Study: Texas & Southwestern Paft 5 of 11 - Powering the Railroad

Good DCC practice means good planning for the electrical needs of the railroad. Here, we talk about the power needs of the Texas & Southwestern. Anticipating Power Consumption The core of the Texas & Southwestern's DCC control system will be the DCS50 Zephyr, which is very appropriate for a small railroad. Zephyr has 10 "slots", memory locations in the command station each holding an active decoder address. Rated at 2.5 Amps, the Zephyr should also be enough to handle the power needs of the railroad, but if more power is needed, then T&SW can easily be expanded with an additional booster ...

KB342 Powering your Digitrax Railroad - An Example

  I have a 14x24 foot room with a shelf layout on two levels. 1st level is about 24 inches with two main lines and some industries, a moderate freight yard, moderate intermodal facility and passenger station. The second level is 18 inches and will contain one and two main lines with mostly industries. This would qualify as a "medium to large" model railroad. I would like to have 1-5 operators with 2-10 trains running at one time as permitting. At least four Universal Panels would give all operators full access to LocoNet as necessary. At least one UP each ...

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 ...

KB352 Powering your Digitrax Command Control Railroad

Digital Command Control (DCC) has specific electrical requirements that must be provided for your layout control system to operate properly.Input PowerAll DCC systems require an external power supply.  Digitrax manufactures several power supplies for our command stations and boosters: The 3 Amp PS415 (the Zephyr Xtra power supply) The 5 Amp PS515 for all Digitrax 5 amp command stations and boosters The powerful 20 Amp PS2012 can be used for multiple 5 and 8 amp command stations and boosters  Additionally, the PS14 is available to power various other devices for your railroad.  Digitrax strongly encourages you to use our power supplies to insure satisfactory ...