Programming sound equipped locos / programming track booster PTB-100

This is not meant to be an exact representation of your hardware. Only an example.
The PTB-100 is not an NCE product. I have only added it to our library as a courtesy to those NCE customers who have both an NCE command station and a PTB-100.
Please contact Soundtraxx for more detailed help with the PTB-100.

The black wires are the input power for the PTB. You can splice them into an existing power supply as shown or give it its own power supply
The orange wires will be your new programming track output that gets connected to your programming track
The yellow wires are where you connect the existing programming track wires you have now.


The NCE 5 amp systems and the NCE CS02 command station were designed prior to the widespread use of sound equipped locomotives. The higher inrush of current on sound decoders causes the programming track to think that a short circuit is detected. To help eliminate this issue you can modify your command station with this article or add a programming track booster.

 Soundtraxx PTB-100

***  note  DO NOT connect a programming track booster of any kind to an NCE  Power Cab.  The programming track mode of the Powercab is a newer design that incorporates the ability to program sound equipped decoders.


Hook up the PTB-100 as follows: 

The YELLOW wires connect to the programming track output on the right side of the command station.

The BLACK wires are for system power. The PTB-100 requires 12VAC or 14VDC 500mA.   you can use the same power supply that runs your command station  / booster PROVIDED that it meets these requirements. A better idea is to use a separate power supply

The ORANGE wires are your new programming track output that go to the programming track.





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