Re: Hopefully starting new layout
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I a word – no, or at least not reliably.
However the answer to your BD -20 question is addressed by these two sizes – tap a 14 or 16 ga. wire as a sub-buss off one of the main feeder wires, run this sub buss through the BD-20 and connect the all track droppers for one rail of the detected section to it. Droppers for the other rail can go to a sub buss off the other main feeder wire, but of course no BD-20.
And don’t forget to insulate the detected rail from the adjacent section rails.
If you are going to use a lot, a proper tool is recommended or the “connected forever” may be more hopeful than real.
And BTW just how big a layout are you contemplating, 10g main feeders is massive overkill for most cases.
Sent: Sunday, April 29, 2018 4:08 AM
Subject: Re: [WiringForDCC] Hopefully starting new layout
Good morning everyone -- is there a suitcase connector that will go from 10 gauge bus wire to 20 or 22 gauge riser -- im considering using solid core wire from ethernet cables as my risers --
on a related note, im assuming there will be more than one riser in a detection section, so how do I handle that with BD-20 block detectors? do all the wires have to go through the detector? one detector for each riser?
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