Digitrax DB200 OPTO 8 Amp DCC Opto Booster
DB200 OPTO 8 Amp Booster gives you 8 amps of power to run more trains, manage short circuit shutdowns and add automatic reversing to your Common Rail Wiring Layout.
Great for adding more power to layouts running many locos or large-scale locos.
DB200 OPTO 8 Amp Booster is a booster only, it must be used in conjunction with a command station to work.
Beef up your your Common Rail Wiring Layout!
DB200 Plus 8 Amp Booster:
8 Amp AutoReversing DCC Booster ( No command station ability)
Opto-Isolated for layouts with Common Rail Wiring
Provides additional power to run more trains
Can be used as an Auto Reversing Booster
Auto resetting over temperature & short circuit protection.
User selectable multi-scale operation for N, HO, and large-scale layouts
LocoNet for easy plug 'n play installation and system expansion
Track Status indicator shows voltage and signal type (DCC or "Zero Stretch" Analog Signal for conventional operation.)
Stabilized Track Drive Output.
Over Voltage Protected.
Auto shutdown if command control drive signal is lost so that the layout will not convert to DC operation if a cable or connection is broken. The trains won't just "take-off" if they are not getting the DCC signal.
Complies with FCC Part 15, Class B RFI Requirements.
Note: Accepts either 50/60 Hz AC or DC input from power supply (sold separately). Recommended power supply: Digitrax PS2012 or equivalent. Maximum input 22 volts AC or 28 volts DC Minimum input 12 volts AC or 12 volts DC.
Technical Note About DCC Booster Output Ratings: Digitrax boosters have maximum output current limits of either 5 or 8 amps. The actual continuous output current that your booster will provide to the layout depends on several factors including the input supply voltage, the ambient room temperature and air flow over the booster's heat sink. Higher input voltages increase the amount of heat that must be dissipated by the booster's heat sink. If the heat sink does not get enough air flow to allow for heat dissipation, the booster will eventually reach an over temperature state and shut down. A small fan blowing across the heat sink on your booster will increase the maximum sustained current output capacity of your booster.
Each DCC company specifies the output capacity of its boosters according to their own internal standards. Tests designed and performed by several model railroaders have shown wide variations in the actual output capacity of DCC boosters. In most cases the tests were designed to overload boosters and cause them to shut down. The conclusion based on these tests is that each manufacturer uses a different way of determining booster output capacity, Digitrax tends to be more conservative in stating booster output ratings. The factor that is most important for achieving maximum output capacity is the booster’s heat sinking ability. In these tests, Digitrax boosters have demonstrated excellent heat sinking capabilities and the ability to consistently output the advertised 5 or 8 amps when appropriate fans are added in high temperature situations.
- Not for use with PS2012 Power Supply
- Original Release Date 1998
- Original Release Date 02-20-2006
- Warranty No Worries Warranty (read more)
- Booster Current Rating 8 Amps