The best solution for a small layout or anyone starting out with DCC. Extremely easy to setup and most people can be up and running in 10 minutes. 2 amp capacity. Usually 1 or 2 operators and using a fascia-mounted panel for the 2nd operator. Maximum of 4 cabs. The Power Cab must be plugged in to run the layout. Use a CP6 to protect the Power Cab against short circuits and divide the layout into as many as 6 sections. 2 amps of current capacity is good for about 4 HO scale locos or 8 N scale locos running at the same time.
The 6 wire FLAT cable for the Power Cab contains full track power and the wall power from the 2 amp power supply. The cable used for the Power Cab is thicker and heavier for this purpose. You cannot substitute ANY other type of cable. Using NON NCE CABLES WILL VOID YOUR WARRANTY. Longer cables or coiled cables are not available.
A second cab like a Cab06 CAN be added with a longer cable. You can also add a second panel for the second cab to be used in a second location. The Power Cab will still need to stay in the original panel and location using the flat cable.
The replacement power supply for the Power Cab kit is a P114 (5240221). Using ANY other Power Supply is not recommended and will void the factory warranty.
The Power Cab has built in overload for basic self-protection that will continuously try to reset until destroyed if left uncorrected. The Power Cab does not have circuit breakers that will trip or fuses that will blow. Use a CP6 or the new EB1 v1.1 electronic circuit breaker to protect the Power Cab against short circuits and divide the layout into as many as 6 sections.