PTB-100 Programming Track Booster

The PTB-100 Programming Track Booster is a handy tool for anyone who uses DCC! This device facilitates programming as well as gives some comforting feedback during the programming process. You will instantly know if your decoder has received the programming instruction (or not!) by way of indicator lights on the circuit board. So why might you want (or need) a PTB-100? The PTB-100 amplifies the programming track signals to levels that work best with SoundTraxx Sound Decoders.  Certain command stations allow you to read a CV during Service Mode programming, which is useful to verify its current setting.  Sometimes trouble reading or verifying CVs may be due to the design of the command station and the decoder itself.  All decoders communicate back to the command station using what’s called an acknowledgement pulse, which is defined in NMRA RP-9.2.3 as “an increased load on the programming track of at least 60mA for at least 5ms.”  Like most decoders, SoundTraxx Digital Sound Decoders generate the acknowledgment pulse by momentarily applying power to the motor.

P.N.         Description
829002   PTB-100 Programming Track Booster

Estimated Dispatcher Price: $68.25 CDN

Current Keeper

This 40mm x 6mm x 11mm DCC accessory maintains decoder performance during brief power interruptions.

P.N.         Description
810140   Current Keeper

Estimated Dispatcher Price: $28.95 CDN

2-Pin Microconnector Kit

These 2-pin connectors allow locomotive wiring to be quickly disconnected for easier painting and servicing. This kit includes a 2-pin connector set, 6″ of red wire, 6″ of black wire, and four pieces of heat-shrink tubing.

P.N. 810012

Estimated Dispatcher Price: $4.35 CDN

DBX-9000 Locomotive-to-Tender Wiring Kit

Use this quick-disconnect harness assembly for separating the locomotive from the tender.

P.N. 810132

Estimated Dispatcher Price: $15.45 CDN

NMRA – Compatible 8-Pin Connector

This set of four 8-pin connectors is designed to facilitate wiring in locomotives equipped with a DCC-ready socket.

P.N. 810123

Estimated Dispatcher Price: $9.40 CDN