For the Power Cab Starter Set you are limited to the CP6 ONLY.

ALL other boosters and command stations can use the CP6 or the EB1.

*** Note - If you have a Power Cab and a Booster remember that the Booster is now what is running trains NOT the Power Cab.

The SB3 and DCC Twin are 3 amps and can use the CP6 or the EB1.

The SB3a, SB5, and all Power Pro systems are 5 amps and can use the CP6 or the EB1.

You MUST use some form of Protection!

The SB5 and Power Cab have built in over current sensing for basic self-protection that will continuously try to reset until destroyed if left uncorrected. They do not have manual breakers that will trip or fuses that will blow.  

Circuit protection for up to 6 sections of your railroad. Operates with ANY DCC system. Factory set to 1 Amp per section. Sections can be connected together for more power per section. Optional lamp available for 1.75 Amps per section.

The 1.75 amp lamps are 21 watt / 12 volt Festoon Lamps that can be purchased from Auto parts stores, or online.

 Sections can be added together, and lamp sizes can be mixed for many different current limits. An inexpensive, reliable way to distribute power and protect your trains in one unit.   

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 don't forget to use a REAL surge protector not a power strip



Replacement 1A lamps buy here:



  • 12.8V .97A/T-3 Festoon (SV8.5MM) Base
  • Amperage (A): 0.97 Amp
  • Voltage (V): 12.8 Volt


Eiko's Heavy Duty, Fleet, Industrial & Agricultural lamps are designed for long and reliable performance under harsh conditions. They feature top quality components and are manufactured to exacting standards. They are guaranteed to perform like the original. Each and every lamp is quality tested before it leaves the factory.


  • Average Life (hr): 1000 Hour
  • Base: SV8.5mm
  • Bulb Family: Festoon 10mm
  • Light Output (cp): 12 cp
  • MOD (In): 0.42 Inch
  • MOD (mm): 10.54mm
  • MOL (In): 1.72 Inch
  • MOL (mm): 43.7mm
  • Filament Type: C-8


optional 1.75A bulbs: 5240228 - buy here:


category:  Incandescent-FESTOON with pointy ends
volt:  12
amp:  1.75
watt:  21
base:  SV8.5-8 - Festoon
glass:  T4-3/4
filament:  C8
fil.res.:  6.86 ohm
m.o.l.:  1.69 inch (43MM)
d.hours:  300
notes:  backup light lamp
indicator lamp
stop light lamp
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