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Adding Stay-Alive Capacitors

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If adding a stay-alive capacitor, ensure its' voltage rating is at least as high as the DCC track voltage. Normally this is around 16V.

If possible, it is recommended that you use a capacitor between 25-35V. Any size will help, even as small as 100uF, but the bigger the better, up to 2200uF. Electrolytic and Tantalum capacitors may be fitted directly to the decoder as described in the decoder manual.

Gold Caps require additional circuitry.


Experiences & Commentaries

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HINT: For document links below, either open them directly in your web browser by clicking the links, or right-click and save target instead...

YouChoos commentary on various decoders    
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Build your own sounds for CT decoders

YouChoos no longer supplies CT products, but if you are interested in obtaining a license for the YouChoos/CT SoundProg software, this is still available, costing £25 for a single PC license. Note that no further maintenance is planned.

The software was developed by YouChoos and runs on a PC enabling you to build, manage and load your own sound projects into CT sound decoders!

Build your own sounds for CT decoders Costs only £125

Required parts:

  • CT SoundProg device (not supplied)
  • UK power supply (not supplied)
  • Serial-to-USB cable (can be supplied by YouChoos on request)
  • YouChoos' own software for creating, managing and loading sound projects to CT decoders (included in &25 license)
  • Full documentation (supplied digitally)

Download Software

Download Software

Anyone can try out this software for free by downloading the latest version from here. A license key is required to save projects, or to load them into a decoder.

User Guide

Download User Guide (PDF)

Download the User Guide for the YouChoos CT SoundProg application here.

Version History

Enhancements and Fixes

View Version History here, for a list of enhancements and bug fixes.

The YouChoos CT SoundProg application provides an easy-to-understand interface for configuration of CT Elektronik sound decoders, including an intuitive design for almost all aspects of the decoder's features - not just sound. Take a look at the screen shots below to get an idea of how powerful and simple this is...

Project details Edit individual CVs DCC loco address
Motor tuning and speed settings Function Outputs Steam sound schedule
Diesel/Electric sound schedule Callable sound effects Sound configuration
Function Key mapping Update decoder Firmware or load sound project