KB867: Using Cat 5/6 Cable On LocoNet

This article was last updated on Jan. 4, 2015, 5:20 p.m. | Print Article | Leave Feedback

Shielded otr Unshielded Twisted Pair like cat5/6 is not recommended for LocoNet.  This kind of cable can causes problems due to capacitive load.

These issues were observed during the National N Scale Convention in Louisville, KY on a large layout using Twisted Pair cables.  The issues were resolved when the cables were replaced.

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