Cab Bus Parts

CHOOSING PARTS & BUILDING YOU OWN CABLE  

Below are NAME BRAND PARTS made by the original manufacture of the type of parts.  Yes there are cheaper parts but you get what you pay for.    No name parts have the most risk.  Given how important these parts are to the basic EVERYDAY reliability of the DCC system, why skimp on price given how little overall these parts cost.

To that end one should use the RIGHT TOOLS FOR THE JOB in making sure one does a quality job of making cables.  The tools are found here:

I have a section discussing how to build these cables: Go here: 

Date of this web page: 7/24/2012 for part number reference only.


CAB BUS / LOCONET, PLUG, 6P6C, 
RJ12, Modular
Description: Modular Plug,  6P6C, Gold Plated contact pins
DCC brand compatibility: ALL DCC BRANDS THE USE A 6P6C PLUG

Manufacture Brand Name:
TE electronics (Tyco Electronics)
Manufacture Part Number: 5-555042-3
Compatible Wire Type: Stranded Wire 24 to 26 AWG
Compatible Cable Type: Flat/Oval.  NOT ROUND.
Manufacture Spec Drawing: 555042

Part Source information: 
Digikey Part number: A9118-ND  General Search for "6P6C modular plug flat" and choose "modular - plugs".   Part numbers do change over time.






CONTROL BUS, PLUG, 4P4C, 
RJ-H, Modular
Description: Modular Plug,  6P6C, Gold Plated contact pins
DCC brand compatibility: NCE, SystemOne/Wangrow, Ramtraxx


Manufacture Brand Name:
TE electronics (Tyco Electronics)
Manufacture Part Number: 5-641334-2
Compatible Wire Type: Stranded Wire 26 to 28 AWG
Compatible Cable Type: Flat/Oval.  NOT ROUND.
Manufacture Spec Drawing: 641334

Part Source information:     
Digikey Part number: A105196-ND   General Search for "4P4C modular plug flat" and choose "modular - plugs".   Part numbers do change over time.







CAB BUS, JACK/SOCKET, 6P6C, 
RJ12, Modular, PCB Mounting
Description: Right Angle Modular Jack, PCB mount 6P6C, Gold Plated contact pins
DCC brand compatibility: This Jack is used on all NCE throttles and cab panels.  Have not verified but I also think the Tony's Train Exchange (TTX) panels may also be the same part given the historic manufacture relationship with NCE.

Manufacture Brand Name: TE electronics (Tyco Electronics)
Manufacture Part Number: 5555163-1
Manufacture Spec Drawing: 5555163  
 
Part Source information:
Digikey Part Number: A31420-ND.  General Search for "6P6C modular jack PCB right angle".   Part numbers do change over time.