How to use 2 PowerCabs on the same layout
Posted by Fiona F. on 05 June 2017 04:26 PM
In order to use a second PowerCab handset on your layout run by the NCE PowerCab system, you will need to set up the second handset to be a slave, see below.
Important note! BOTH Power Cabs need to be version 1.65 or newer for this configuration to work correctly!
Remember to check each Power Cab individually with the other Power Cab disconnected.
The "primary" Power Cab should be set to cab address 2 and needs to be plugged into the Power Cab Panel (PCP) on the left side with the flat cable (6 wire). When running your layout, the primary handset should remain plugged in at all times so that power is going through the handset.
The second, slave Power Cab should use the curly cable (4 wire). This one can roam around to different panels being unplugged and moved as needed. To set up as a slave, two things need to be done to the second Power Cab. Set a start up delay and readdress the cab handset, see below:-
1) A startup delay needs to be added
2) Change the cab address needs to be changed.
NB: it may be an idea to unplug both handsets and then plug the primary handset in first, let it boot fully before plugging in the slave handset.