Re: FYI -- Keep Alive

Michael Sherbak

Are there any ‘how-to’ info out on the web to make ‘scratch-built’ KA’s ?

Michael Sherbak

From: WiringForDCC@... on behalf of Mark Gurries gurriesm@... [WiringForDCC]
Sent: Saturday, February 24, 2018 12:43:50 AM
To: WiringForDCC@...
Subject: Re: [WiringForDCC] FYI -- Keep Alive

Adding Keep Alive’s to any decoder is well documented.

On Feb 21, 2018, at 2:58 PM, Glenn ghazel@... [WiringForDCC] <WiringForDCC@...> wrote:

The TCS KA-series of "Keep-Alive" devices is intended to be used with TCS decoders. Publicity info infers they can be used with any decoder. They must be wired internally to the decoder, not to the external wires.

The KA's have a blue wire and a black/white stripe. I purchased a KA-2. I had to email TCS, they responded with instructions on where to solder these wires inside a decoder.

The -C designation defines Keep-Alives ready to be plugged into KA ready decoders.


-----Original Message----- 
From: "Alan Cushing ascushing@... [WiringForDCC]" 
Sent: Feb 20, 2018 10:11 PM 
To: WiringForDCC@... 
Subject: [WiringForDCC] Re: Converting a brass E-60 2-8-0 to DCC 

Well, by converting to DCC, you have the chance to put a Keep Alive circuit in there so the loco will be capable of coasting a distance when hitting a dead spot.  


Best Regards,

Mark Gurries
Electrical Engineer
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