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rva1945

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« on: December 07, 2017, 08:26:32 PM »

Hi, how do I identify the 6 pins in the 36-558A decoder?

I can see one of the pins is marked, is it pin 1? So?

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Robert
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« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2017, 12:27:35 AM »

pin 1
Orange  Motor Right 

pin 2
Grey  Motor Left 

pin 3
Red  Right Rail 

pin 4
black  Left Rail 

pin 5
White
Front Headlight (F0) 

pin 6
Yellow  Rear light (F0)

 
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« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2017, 12:48:31 AM »

also...

Bachmann  36-558A 6-pin decoder is a Bachmann Europe Plc (you may know as Bachmann UK) product.

Click Here for their product support.

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« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2017, 11:44:37 AM »

Thanks!

Now, how do I connect the lights? As a pair of wires is needed for each one, which is the other wire?

And, how do I identify DC terminals in the decoder for adding a keep-alive device?
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« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2017, 04:09:48 PM »

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 how do I connect the lights? As a pair of wires is needed for each one, which is the other wire?

A 6-pin DCC decoder does not use  a common positive wire for lights. The lights use rectified leads from the rails. The value of the resistors depend on lights used.
 


In the diagram, the rectangle with pin numbers is a socket. 


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 how do I identify DC terminals in the decoder for adding a keep-alive device?

Use a decoder equipped with a keep-alive or one designed to accept a keep-alive.


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« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2017, 03:27:38 PM »


 



BTW -- For those that do not know, the circuit symbol off 3 and 4 is a diode.

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