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MRC Sound Decoders

David has HO scale and asks:

“I have an MRC HO 1730 16 bit universal EMD 567 sound decoder. I’m using the 8 pin plug, but there is a black plug that I need to cut off. Can I cut it off without hurting the decoder?”

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2 Responses to MRC Sound Decoders

  • Charles Sealersays:

    As long as there is no electricity or a charge flowing through the wires. Caps have been drained of power. Cut one wire at a time to prevent a possible short circuit of electricity. The decoder should be okay, unless you do it with it powered up.

  • Kevin Chingsays:

    If the plug is not being used why not leave it on surely you can find some place to leave it out of the way.

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