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DCC – Using a Circuit Breaker for the Program Track

Geoff writes:

“My scale is 009 – UK version of HO narrow gauge and my question, for those of you using DCC, do you have a circuit breaker or other sort of overload protection for the program track?

I’m thinking it would be a good idea because the command station is putting out full power until you select program mode, and I understand you are supposed to have the engine on the track when you switch the power on. Also, I’m planning on converting some DC chassis and it’s possible I could wire something up wrong!”

One Response to DCC – Using a Circuit Breaker for the Program Track

  • Ralphsays:

    It might be overkill for me, but I use an inline circuit breakers coming from my main command power supply.

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