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 a one of kind cable specially made thicker and heavier for this purpose. You cannot substitute ANY other type of cable. 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 to protect the Power Cab against short circuits and divide the layout into as many as 6 sections.