DCC Booster was designed to solve two issues that putting a lot of DCC
accessory decoders on your layout brings up. 1) They are a drain on
your precious loco amps and 2) When a loco causes a short all the
accessories lose power. To solve this problem we have made a DCC
booster that can be used for accessories on any brand of DCC system.
It comes with a 3A power supply and can deliver up to 5A for short
periods. During a short on the layout, when the DCC signal dies, the booster
continues to deliver full power. This is a so-called "dumb" booster in
that it does not need a cab bus.
You can also use the booster as a "powered Circuit breaker". It fills all the functions of a circuit breaker but provides its own power. each of your power districts puts no load on the booster. This way you essentially have a very large distributed booster. I use these with a shared 12V, 20A switching power supply to power the entire layout.
Auto- shutdown - the unit
shuts down after 5 minutes of no DCC signal (accessory mode) or immediately (power district mode). When the DCC signal
returns it wakes up immediately. Just plug the booster in and forget about it.
The booster has protection against shorts and overheating.
- this booster uses the latest in efficient power electronics and as
such it does not get hot in normal operation - the power supply is a
highly efficient switching power supply that also stays nice and cool. A heatsink is provided although in normal use it never becomes warm unless the track is continuously shorted.
DCC Accessory Booster w 12V 3A power Supply
DCC Booster board plus 12V 3A switching power supply. Power supply comes with a US 110V plug. By swapping the power cord can be used with 100-240V~50/60Hz power.
DAB001 $55.95 USD
DCC Booster Board
DCC Booster board without the power supply. These boards can be used to make locomotive Power Districts or an Accessory District with a shared power supply. A jumer is used to set either Accessory Mode or Power District Mode. Each board can supply up to 5 A. These boards work very nicely with the Hex Frog Juicer.