NCE Power Cab cable
#1
My power cab came with 2 cables to plug into the throttle, a very long straight one and a shorter coiled one (like a phone cord). I want to use the coiled one because the straight one is much longer than I need but when I plug it in the trains don't respond with it. Is there something wrong with it or is it not meant to be used for the main throttle? Where can I get a coiled one that works with the power cab?
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#2
Check to see if the cable wires are in the same configuration in both cables...Sounds to me like they may be flipped in the plugs...
Gus (LC&P).
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#3
I am not sure why my original post did not go through, but you have to use the flat cable for the Power-cab. The coiled cable is for adding a second throttle. Double check the diagram in the manual, but I believe you need to use the left port for the Power-cab.

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Chuck
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#4
Chuck Wrote:but I believe you need to use the left port for the Power-cab.

Chuck

Yes you're right, I need to use the left port and the coiled cord doesn't work in that port. Is there a coiled cord that would work in the left port I could purchase?
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#5
Good question about a coiled cable -- If you went to an electronics store with the flat cable they may be able to get you a coiled cable with the same wiring set-up as the flat one. The wiring has to be identical. Check the NCE Yahoo user group and see if this has come up before. It is a great group and there is a wealth of information top be found. They could answer your questions with certainty.

Chuck
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#6
You HAVE to use the flat cable because it has 6 wires for the control station part of Power Cab As has been said the coil cord (4 wire) can only be used for a 2nd NCE throttle. NCE will make your Power Cab to work as a radio cab but then your need all the extra radio parts to make it all work. A few years back it cost me around $160.00 to go radio.
Andy Jackson
Santa Fe Springs CA
ATSF/LAJ Ry Fan & Modeler
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