Command Station:NCE: SB5
Summary: A 5amp booster. This allows the Power Cab to be unplugged, and the Power Cab functions as a pro cab when used with an SB5, which also powers the Power Cab.
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|Manufacturer Part Number||5240032|
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|Manual URL||Manual Link|
|Has computer interface||None|
|Firmware Upgrade Possible|
|Throttle Network||Cab Bus|
|Separate Programming Track|
|Max Simultaneous Throttles|
|Max Simultaneous Trains|
|Supported Consisting Methods|
|Auto Shuffle Train / Signal Speed Control|
|Input Power Waveform|
SB stands for Smart Booster and is specifically targeted to Power Cab users. The SB5 booster is an upgrade path for the Power Cab system. Other NCE boosters such as the DB5, PB105, and the PB110 are not "smart" as they receive their commands from the command station, such as the CS02, or this SB5 smart booster.
NCE Smart Boosters are a complete standalone command station and booster in a single unit. The command station portion of the SB5 is nearly identical to the software as the Power Cab, in fact, the software revisions between them are the same.
Important: The SB5 becomes a booster only with systems other than the Power Cab. It behaves much like a PB5. If the system does not have a Power Cab, it's cheaper to purchase a booster only without the smart features.
The Smart Booster allows up to 6 throttles to run trains, in exchange for giving up the programming track feature. The programming track feature continues to be handled by Power Cab and adding an NCE AutoSwitch. The programming track feature was not added to the Smart Booster is that would be duplicating an existing feature found in the Power Cab.
Note: The SB5 is a replacement or a complete command station feature wise without the Power Cab.
Using the SB5, allows the Power Cab to be truly walk around as the Power Can be unplugged while trains are running.
Additionally, 3 cab bus accessories can be used.
Works with auto reversers and circuit breakers.
A 12/13.6 volt 5 Amp power supply is included with the SB5.
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