DCC Power Bus Starter Kit for Medium Layouts With Heat Shrink | Railwayscenics
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  • Model Number:218-082
  • Delivery Weight:0.400 kgs

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Medium DCC power bus wiring starter kit for small DCC model railway layouts which can be fitted above or below baseboard level that requires the user to solder the droppers to the power bus.

The components supplied have been specially selected for those modellers whose layout is between 5m and 10m in length, and only requires a maximum current rating of 4 amps or below.

We have included in the medium kit lengths of 24/0.2 power bus stranded wire making the kit suitable for all scales of model railway layouts except 7mm scale layouts that may require a higher power current.

You will be required to solder the dropper wires to the track, the droppers to the bus wires and the two components of the termination filter kits together.

Also supplied in the kit are pre cut lengths of red and black heat shrink that can be used to insulate and protect the soldered joint. It shrinks to a ratio of 2:1 when heat is applied with shrinking starting at +70degC and totally shrunk at 115degC.

Small plastic P type clips are supplied that can be used to secure the wiring to the baseboards. These are slid onto the wiring and are held in place using small wood or self tapping screws which are not supplied.

These easy to fit and easy use DCC wiring starter kits come with basic instructions on how to use the filter kit components.

There is also a sheet that contains the model numbers of any additional items required to make re-ordering additional parts easier.

Product and Information links

Click the link to open a page that shows how to fit the termination filter kits and use the scotchlok style connectors.

We have a sheet that shows all the additional expansion parts available for these DCC starter kits.

Click to visit our basic DCC wiring help page to find further information on wiring your DCC power bus.

Pre soldered rail joiners for most types of tracks can be found in our DCC wiring category.

Kit Contents

A) 10m of 24/0.2mm black cable which is rated to 4.5amps.
B) 10m of 24/0.2mm red cable which is rated to 4.5amps.
C) 5m of 16/0.2mm multi core black cable which is rated to 3amp.
D) 5m of 16/0.2mm multi core red cable which is rated to 3amp.
E) 30 of 30mm lengths of black and red heat shrink tube (15 black and 15 red). Model Number 215-165.
F) 20 x 4.8mm plastic P clips. Model Number 212-100.
G) 2 x DCC termination filter kits. Model Number 218-006.
H) 2 x 3 way small terminal blocks to allow easy connection of the termination kits to your bus wires.
I) 1 x 2 way large terminal blocks to allow connection of your DCC bus wires to your controller wires.
J) Termination filter and connector instructions.

Contents of Package

1 x Medium DCC layout wiring starter kit with heat shrink.


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