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Title: Bachman 36-558A 6-pin decoder, pins layout?
Post by: rva1945 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?

Thanks,
Robert


Title: Re: Bachman 36-558A 6-pin decoder, pins layout?
Post by: Hunt 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)

 


Title: Re: Bachman 36-558A 6-pin decoder, pins layout?
Post by: Hunt 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  (http://www.bachmann.co.uk/support.php) for their product support.



Title: Re: Bachman 36-558A 6-pin decoder, pins layout?
Post by: rva1945 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?


Title: Re: Bachman 36-558A 6-pin decoder, pins layout?
Post by: Hunt on December 08, 2017, 04:09:48 PM
. . .

 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.
 
(http://www.dccwiki.com/images/1/18/6pinwiring.gif)

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


. . .

 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.




Title: Re: Bachman 36-558A 6-pin decoder, pins layout?
Post by: Hunt on December 09, 2017, 03:27:38 PM

 
(http://www.dccwiki.com/images/1/18/6pinwiring.gif)


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